A Workers' Compensation Attorney With An Engineering Background

It's a sad reality that some employers knowingly or unknowingly subject their employees to unsafe working conditions. Unfortunately, when this happens, workers can suffer in more ways than one. From life-altering injuries that demand ongoing medical treatment to lost wages, workplace accidents can hurt employees physically, financially, and emotionally.

Attorney Thomas P. Germeroth's background as an engineer has given him a broad context from which to analyze workplace accidents. His firsthand knowledge of the working world outside the legal field is a strength that makes him stand out among attorneys handling on-the-job injury cases in the St. Louis area.

When Injury Strikes

Many injuries that happen at work are simple accidents. In these cases, you may be able to obtain workers' compensation to alleviate some of the financial stress after you've been harmed. Normally, employees cannot sue their employers; worker's compensation is the typical route to financial relief after a workplace accident.

However, in limited circumstances, if you were injured because your employer knowingly exposed you to unsafe conditions or failed to take safety measures, you may be allowed to seek compensation by filing a lawsuit.

Moreover, if the negligence of a third party (a person or company other than your employer) contributed to causing your injury, you may be able to bring a third-party liability claim or lawsuit against that party-even if you're also receiving workers' compensation benefits from your employer.

Exploring Your Rights Through Workers' Compensation And Other Legal Remedies

Understand the difference between a workers' compensation claim and a personal injury claim. Find out which options are open to you as you seek compensation after a workplace injury. The Law Office Of Thomas P. Germeroth can explain your workers' comp rights. We can also help you determine whether you have grounds to file a lawsuit against a third party or against your employer. With a third-party liability claim or a lawsuit against your employer in some cases, you may be able to recover damages for lost income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

After a workplace accident, you may feel as if you're alone and without options. Don't let these negative feelings consume you. Instead, empower yourself by contacting the Law Office Of Thomas P. Germeroth for a free initial consultation.