Workers' Comp vs. Personal Injury
A common issue that arises following construction accidents is whether a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit would result in more significant benefit. Because workers’ comp is not always offered to contract employees, some construction workers don’t have the option of filing for this benefit. However, when the option exists, it is best to discuss your case with a law firm that provides representation for both types of claims and will be able to represent you regardless of which route you take.
For a free consultation with the Manchester construction accident attorneys at Van Dorn & Curtiss, please call (603) 556-4148today.
Worker’s compensation is a no-fault program designed to help injured workers get the financial help they need to return to work. Benefits include compensation for medical and rehabilitation expenses, a portion of lost wages, and other practical considerations.
Personal injury lawsuits seek compensation for medical expense and lost wages along with noneconomic damages such as physical pain and emotional suffering. Winning these settlements often requires a jury trial, but payments are typically much higher than those offered by workers’ comp.
If you have been injured on the job in Vermont or New Hampshire, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss today for a free and informative consultation.