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Frequently Asked Questions

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When is my employer liable for an on-the-job injury?

If workers’ compensation does not cover your claim, you may have a claim if:

  1. The employer intentionally caused the injury.
  2. The employer attempted to conceal the injury or the role they played in it occurring.
  3. You were hurt when the company was acting in a different capacity than as your employer.
  4. Your employer does not carry worker’s compensation insurance.

If you believe your workplace injury falls under one of the four exceptional circumstances mentioned before, contact Hodges & Foty, LLP for a free case evaluation.

What type of compensation can I recover if I pursue a successful workplace injury case?

Unlike worker’s compensation, which covers only medical and disability benefits, payouts from personal injury claims cover a range of expenses. These include:

  • Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Long-term reduction in earning capacity
  • Loss of companionship or moral support to a loved one
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive Damages

Payout amounts will vary depending on the details of your case. Your attorney can provide you with an assessment of what expenses may be covered by the settlement.

How can I tell if I have an overtime or unpaid wage claim?

Unpaid wage cases exist in a number of forms. These include:

  • Denying a bonus payment to which an employee was entitled.
  • Forcing an employee to work during their designated break time.
  • Refusing to pay an employee tips they earned.
  • Declining to pay a terminated employee the wages they earned.
  • Failing to comply with state minimum wage laws.
  • Classifying an employee as a contractor instead of as an employee.
What are some signs to look for if I believe I have a medical malpractice claim?

Here are some signs to look for if you believe you are a victim of medical malpractice:

  • You received a second opinion and it differed from your original diagnosis.
  • An error occurred during your treatment.
  • Your doctor only ordered basic lab tests.
  • You never heard back from your healthcare provider after a procedure.
  • Your treatment regime did not align with your diagnosis.
  • Another provider is critical of your treating provider.
  • You or a loved one suffered serious injury or death following a medical procedure.

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