Users' questions

How do I sue a company for injury?

How do I sue a company for injury?

In order to sue, you will need proof of both the cause and extent of your injuries. As a result, you should get a comprehensive medical evaluation as soon as possible. Keep in mind, however, that you may need to see an approved doctor in order to preserve your eligibility for workers’ comp. Follow Your Doctor’s Advice.

Can I sue my workplace for an injury?

The laws provide that, generally speaking, employees can’t sue their employers over workplace injuries. The flip side is that the employee doesn’t have to prove that the employer’s negligence caused the injury. In fact, the employee can be compensated even if the employee’s own negligence caused the injury.

Should I report my work injury?

Yes. You should report everything that might potentially be covered under workers’ compensation insurance – regardless of how minor the incident might have been. Most states have laws that require employers to report any potential workers’ compensation injury, even if the injury is not severe.

What to do if someone is injured in the workplace?

If there is a serious injury, illness, dangerous incident or death Call 13 10 50 immediately. You must also notify your workers compensation insurer within 48 hours. Businesses in NSW usually have to take out workers compensation insurance to support workers who are injured at work.

When is a business can be sued for personal injury?

For every business that welcomes customers onto its premises, personal injury lawsuits are a cost of doing business. Even when businesses are fortunate enough to avoid lawsuits for several years, the costs of potential lawsuits may nonetheless be reflected in the bottom line through insurance and other costs.

When to sue an employer for worker’s Comp?

Suing a company for injury when no Workers’ Compensation policy exists is possible, but you should cover your bases before requesting legal assistance. You will know if the employer is uninsured when any (or all) of the following conditions are present:

What do you need to sue a company for?

Proof of expenses – When you make a claim, not only will you receive general damages for your suffering but special damages for any out of pocket expenses incurred. This includes everything form loss of income to travel costs. However, you will need receipts to prove the costs.

Can a company be sued for an assault?

However, the ability to sue an employer for an assault-related injury does not extend to assaults by co-workers or other company employees. In those cases, the worker would need to sue the perpetrator of the assault individually to collect damages beyond what’s available through a workers comp claim.