What Type Of Injury Compensation Am I Entitled To?

At Butler Viadro, LLP, our attorneys have extensive experience with a full range of injury compensation law, including the areas of workers' compensation, personal injury and Social Security Disability. Though each of these practice areas provides compensation to people who have suffered an injury, victims will qualify only under certain circumstances.

Workers' Compensation

Workers' compensation benefits are available to employees who suffer an injury in the course of their work. Those who receive workers' compensation benefits are entitled to receive medical treatment, a percentage of their lost wages and disability payments.

Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you have been harmed by the negligence of another party, you have a right to seek compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Personal injury lawsuits can be filed whenever another party, either through action or inaction, contributed to an injury you have suffered. These lawsuits apply to a wide variety of situations, including car accidents, slip-and-fall incidents and accidents caused by defective products.

Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, is available to many Americans who have suffered a long-term disability and are no longer able to work. Millions of Americans rely upon SSDI as a safety net to support their financial situation after suffering a serious disability.

Permanently disabled workers may also qualify for California's state disability benefits programs, which offer an additional layer of financial support.

What Type Of Injury Compensation Am I Entitled To?

Under certain circumstances, you may be able to pursue multiple types of injury compensation simultaneously.

If, for example, you are injured in a car accident while driving a delivery truck, you may be able to file both a workers' compensation claim with your employer and a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver who caused the accident. If your injury could be expected to keep you out of work for more than one year, you may also pursue an SSDI claim.

If you wish to pursue multiple injury claims, it is important that you work with an experienced lawyer who can handle all of the necessary processes. By working with a single, dedicated law firm, you can ensure that all of your legal actions will be well-planned and coordinated, giving you the best opportunities for success.

Butler Viadro, LLP's attorneys are highly experienced in both workers' compensation and personal injury cases. Most firms practice only workers compensation or personal injury law. A few firms have some lawyers practice workers' compensation and others practice personal injury law. And even fewer firms have lawyers who individually practice both workers' compensation and personal injury law. Butler Viadro, LLP, is one of those of those unique firms.

Whether you are seeking assistance with a workers' compensation claim, a personal injury case, an SSD appeal or a combination of the three, our Oakland law firm will provide attentive service and skilled legal direction. To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or call us at 510-907-9577 or 888-353-2158 toll-free.