We are experienced in all areas of personal injury. We will represent you in court if you have been injured in an automobile accident, in a trucking accident, or from a slip and fall you sustained while at your workplace. Our team will also assist you if you have suffered injuries as a result of faulty machinery or medical equipment. Contact us today to discuss how your injuries have affected your life, your family, and your ability to earn a living. All injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means you don’t pay us unless we recover a settlement for you.
Wrongful Death- An Overview
Over 90,000 wrongful deaths occur every year as a result negligence. Sometimes it’s as a result of injuries sustained while on unsafe premises and sometimes it’s due to product malfunction. There are numerous possible causes. Unfortunately, accidental deaths have a ripple effect. Most often, family members are severely impacted both financially and emotionally by their loss. Laws have been put in place specifically to hold both individuals and organizations accountable in cases where there was negligence on their part. These laws also entitle suffering parties to compensation.
Due to varying statutes of limitations, obtaining legal counsel as soon as possible is particularly important in a wrongful death case. Wrongful death cases can also be highly emotional making it difficult for victim’s family to maintain perspective. There are also the matters of gathering and preserving evidence, collecting research, vetting experts and gathering witnesses. Without these key components and an experienced lawyer, a wrongful death can be very difficult to try in a court of law.
Worker’s Compensation- An Overview
US employers and their employees rely on our dependable workers’ compensation system to resolve disputes about vocational injuries and disease and to provide for related worker needs. Workers’ compensation benefits are commonly awarded for work-related injury, illness and death, helping to meet the needs of injured workers and their families even when faced with overwhelming situations. If you have been injured on the job, you have the right to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Some of these benefits include paid medical expenses, continuing to receive a percentage of your earnings while you are recovering, and a lump sum settlement based upon the severity of your injury. Because there are numerous complex factors involved it’s best for an experienced and skilled workers’ compensation lawyer from our firm to assess your potential workers’ compensation claim.
Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits
In addition to workers’ compensation benefits for workers for their job-related injuries and illnesses, if such maladies ultimately result in death, certain survivors have the right to receive death benefits through their states’ workers’ compensation systems. If you are the family member or dependent of an employee who died from an injury or sickness incurred in the course of his or her employment, a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney can advise you about workers’ compensation death benefits.
Rather Than Collecting Workers’ Compensation, May I Bring a Lawsuit Against My Employer?
Workers’ compensation is usually the only legal remedy for an employee injured or sickened in the course of employment. The public policy behind workers’ compensation envisions a bargain between employers and employees in which workers give up the right to sue their employers in court in exchange for the guaranty of workers’ compensation benefits. This reduces tension in the workplace by creating a predictable method for resolving employer-employee conflict. Although workers’ compensation awards tend to be smaller than those in lawsuits, employees are not left without support during drawn-out court proceedings with unsure outcomes. In some unique circumstances some injured persons may have both a workers’ compensation case and a negligence case against a third party. The attorneys at Lucas & Cárdenas can review the facts of your injury and advise you as to your rights.