Oxford Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Injured On the Job? Call Our Team 24/7!
An on-the-job injury claim can become very complicated. There are strict requirements and deadlines involved, which mean if certain things don’t happen right after the injury is discovered, it can become difficult to recover compensation. The sooner you talk to a local Oxford workers’ compensation attorney after your accident, the better they can help you avoid common mistakes that may hurt your case down the road. Additionally, work-related injuries can often lead to additional claims outside the workers’ compensation system. These third-party claims may allow an injured worker to collect a larger settlement to cover the full extent of their damages.
The team at Roberts Wilson, P.A. Injury Lawyers knows what questions to ask and how to thoroughly investigate your work-related injury to determine if any third parties were involved. We can also guide you through the workers’ compensation process to ensure you get the compensation you are owed.
What Is a Third-Party Claim?
When workers’ compensation doesn’t cover the extent of your injuries it can be a daunting time. In some cases, a third party may have also played a part in the accident, making them potentially liable as well. Our Oxford work accident lawyers get to work quickly reviewing your accident to identify potential third parties.
Examples of claims that may be brought in addition to workers’ comp:
- Faulty equipment provided by a negligent manufacturer
- Explosions caused by improper maintenance from another company
- Slip and falls that fall under premises liability when working offsite
- Contractors causing injuries to company workers
If you believe you have a third party claim in addition to your workers’ compensation claim, we encourage you to call Roberts Wilson, P.A. Injury Lawyers right away. With our experience and background, we can quickly help you decide the next best step.
Do I Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?
You may be wondering whether or not you qualify for workers’ compensation following your accident. At Roberts Wilson, P.A. Injury Lawyers, we have helped countless clients obtain the justice and maximum compensation they were owed from insurance companies. We can help you determine if you are eligible for compensation under workers’ compensation coverage.
You must meet the following eligibility requirements to qualify:
- You are defined as a full-time, part-time, or temporary employee
- You were injured or became ill in a job-related accident / incident
- You reported the injury within a reasonable timeframe
You may have been injured on a specific date, such as if you fell from a ladder in a warehouse, or over a continuous period of time, such as if you were exposed to dangerous chemicals on a daily basis and developed a health condition. Everything from back injuries to wrongful death to psychiatric stress suffered on the job may be covered under workers’ compensation.
Even if your job didn’t occur at work, if you were performing work-related errands or at a work event, it can still be covered.
We are proud to help injured workers from our local community and throughout Mississippi. Call our Oxford injury firm today at (662) 727-4044 for a free consultation.