If you were injured on the job, you might think that workers’ compensation insurance is your only avenue of recovery. Under what is called the “exclusive remedy rule,” recovery and benefits related to a workplace accident are generally limited to those secured under the workers’ comp system.
For example, if your employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance, you can still retain benefits with the help of a personal injury lawyer.
If you want to learn more about your recovery options outside of the traditional benefits system, you should speak to a legal professional. There is more than one exception to the “exclusive remedy rule,” and an attorney can work with you to uncover relevant damages after an accident – even those out of the traditional workers’ comp scheme.
Contact the attorneys of Bracamontes & Vlasak, P.C., for more information.