Not All Workplace Injuries Result From Accidents
While there are often numerous safety guidelines and precautions that are in place in the workplace, accidents still occur. In some cases, these incidents were not exactly accidents. Unfortunately, actions are sometimes taken by owners, other employees or other staff members with the intent to harm an employee, such as the removal of a safety guard or light curtain. When this happens, you need a lawyer immediately.
At Bentoff & Duber, we aggressively seek justice for injured workers. We are especially tireless in our pursuit of compensation when employers have intentionally caused harm to their workers. This is a situation that should never be tolerated, and we are dedicated to protecting your rights in both personal injury claims and workers’ compensation benefits claims.
My Employer Meant To Hurt Me?
While this may seem like an odd question to ask, the answer is sometimes yes. When an employer takes specific action to cause physical harm to an employee, or does something that they know will most likely lead to harm, injury or death, they need to be held responsible.
Some examples include removing guards from machinery, modifying equipment to make safety guards useless or removing the brakes from a truck or train. While these cases most frequently occur in factory and warehouse settings, intentional torts can happen in any workplace.
Filing A Personal Injury Claim And Seeking Workers’ Compensation
In intentional tort cases, it may be possible to not only obtain workers’ compensation benefits for the injuries you suffered but to also file a personal injury claim against your employer to obtain additional damages due to their intentional and harmful actions. Our firm aggressively pursues these claims to make sure your employer is held accountable for their actions.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
You can speak to a member of our legal team about your case during a free consultation. While workplace intentional tort claims are somewhat uncommon, it is very important to let an experienced lawyer, such as those at Bentoff & Duber, properly analyze your case to make sure you are pursuing all avenues of compensation you deserve. For more information or to schedule your appointment, contact us online or call us at 216-861-1234.