At Heller, Maas, Moro & Magill, Co., L.P.A. our practice not only includes workers' compensation and Social Security claims, but also personal injury cases. These cases arise when an individual has been wrongfully injured by the negligent or intentional conduct of a wrongdoer. The most common personal injury case is a motor vehicle accident.
Two of the most frequent types of personal injury claims our firm reviews involve the employment setting. This is why our firm is uniquely qualified because of our extensive experience in workers' compensation matters to assist you in these employment/ personal injury cases.
For example, it is not uncommon to have an employee, while in the course and scope of their employment, involved in a motor vehicle accident. In this situation the client may not only have a workers' compensation case, but also a personal injury claim against the wrongdoer. These claims may start off simply, but often become complicated by issues of liability, medical causation, subrogation and uninsured/underinsured coverage questions.
The second example of work-related personal injury claims involve what is commonly termed an "employment-intentional tort" case. In these claims, the employer has acted so egregiously that the injured worker can sue the employer directly in addition to filing a workers' compensation case. The burden of proof for the injured worker in these cases is very high as it is necessary to demonstrate knowledge of substantial certainty of harm on the part of the employer. An example of an employer intentional tort claim is where an employer has removed a safety guard and an employee is injured. These cases typically involve very serious injuries.
Heller, Maas, Moro & Magill, Co., L.P.A. has represented clients and co-counseled for our client's cases involving not only motor vehicle accidents and "employment- intentional tort" claims, but also claims involving medical malpractice and product liability.