Trusted Support After A Work Site Injury
The landscape of Northwest Indiana is blessed with steel mills like Gary Works and Indiana Harbor. We have manufacturing facilities for fabricated metals and transportation equipment, and the largest oil refinery in the Midwest. Construction is common along highways and in cities. The one thing these work sites all have in common, is that safety must be a priority.
At Sarkisian Sarkisian & Associates, we help employees injured on these work sites get the full compensation they are entitled to under the law and hold employers responsible for the safety of their employees. With more than six decades of combined litigation experience, we know how to get the job done.
You May Have More Than One Claim For Benefits
In Indiana and Illinois, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. You are entitled to these benefits when you are injured on the job, but many people make the mistake of thinking that these are the only benefits available after a workplace accident.
Depending on the circumstances, injured employees may have multiple claims. With our comprehensive personal injury practice, we can help ensure that you maximize your benefits and compensation — and represent you in all cases throughout Northwest Indiana and Chicago, Illinois.
What are the major differences between each type of benefit?
- Workers’ compensation benefits: You are entitled to these benefits for your work injury or illness. Fault is not a factor. Even if you caused your injuries, you can still recover benefits. Because of this, they are limited to actual monetary damages and have strict payment caps. Your salary is used in some of the calculations.
- Personal injury compensation: These cases are determined by fault. If another employer violated Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules or unsafe business practices, if a machine you used was defective, if you were in a car accident or another third party was negligent, you may have a claim. The scope of personal injury damages is greater, including more economic damages and noneconomic damages such as punitive damages or pain and suffering.
- Social Security Disability benefits: If you have worked for a sufficient amount of time and your injuries leave you unable to work for an extended period of time, you may also be entitled to disability benefits.
Schedule Your Free, No-Obligation Consultation Today
If you were injured while working in a mill, doing construction or on another work site, contact us to learn more about what types of benefits you may be entitled to receive. We always offer free initial consultations with an attorney and never charge fees unless we recover compensation for you.