Typcially, injuries that occur on the job are covered by the employer's workers' compensation program. However, some Industrial Accidents can expose the employer to additional liability over and above workers' compensation benefits.
Such a case for damages over workers' compensation can be called "employer intentional tort" claims. There is also claims that can be maintained against other individuals, such as sub-contractors, that negligently cause injuries to individuals while working for their employer.
These claims require extensive investigations into the facts and circumstances leading up to the injury or death. It is important that you contact an attorney quickly after an accident to allow your attorney to collect the evidence required to prove an industrial accident case.
If you have questions related to an industrial accident and you or a loved one has been injuried or killed on the job, please give our office a call, toll free, at 1-888-526-3164.