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Every marriage is not meant to last forever. No matter what the reasoning behind the divorce, it is important to have legal representation for each side. I almost lost everything because my former spouse said that he was taking care of things and that he would be fair about how the assets were divided. It took several weeks for me to find out what he was up to. It was then that I hired my own attorney and got what I deserved. You should never attempt to go through a divorce without a lawyer working on your side. On my site, I have listed several of the issues that can get overlooked if you are inexperienced with divorce documents and proceedings.

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2 Reasons To File A Workers Compensation Lawsuit

Joy Johnson

Every year there are thousands of people who file workers compensation lawsuits. This is because many companies fail to keep their offices and business safe and accommodating for their employees. Other injuries are caused by sheer accident. If you have experienced some sort of injustice at work, you might be wondering if you have grounds for filing a workers comp lawsuit. Here are two legitimate reasons to file a lawsuit.

1. You Were Injured While At Work

One of the main reasons that people file a workers compensation lawsuit is because their employer was negligent about keeping the workplace safe. The amount that you will be awarded will depend on a couple of things. First, the company might pay for medical expenses that you encountered because of the accident. For instance, if you can prove that certain medical bills were directly related to you injury from work, you could have all those bills covered. 

Second, you might be able to get lost wages. If you had to miss work because of injury, you might be able to prove lost wages. Third, you can sue for emotional pain and suffering. This is hard for a work injury, but if there was some sort of trauma involved, you might be able to include pain and suffering.

2. A Loved One Died In A Work Related Accident

Another common reason that people sue for workers compensation is that a loved one was injured and died in a work related accident. For instance, if a train conductor was in an accident and passed away, the family of the conductor might be able to sue the company he worked for. They can sue for the same things as previous mentioned, but they would probably get more for pain and suffering. The death of a loved one is obviously traumatic. The company could be liable to pay all the medical expenses, retirement, lost wages and pain and suffering.

In order for the award to be found in favor of the plaintiff, some conditions must be met. First of all, there has to be clear fault of the company. Just because an accident happened at work doesn't necessarily mean the company was at fault. You have to prove that the company was negligent. Second, you have to prove all of the damages. You cannot just ask for an amount of money; you have to prove that you deserve it.

If you believe you might have grounds for a workers compensation lawsuit talk to an attorney, like those at Dunnigan & Messier P.C., today. 


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