Area of Practice

Personal Injury Attorneys

Personal injury claims include all damages suffered as the result of a physical injury inflicted on one’s body through the fault of another person or entity.

While there are many types of accident injury claims, our personal injury attorneys focus on representing clients who have suffered injuries as the result of a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident or construction accident.

Many people are also injured at work. Work injuries often include a personal injury claim in addition to a workers’ compensation claim. Our attorneys can explain the difference between a third-party injury claim versus a workers’ compensation claim, as well as the potential interplay between the two when both types of claims are involved. If you would like to read more on workers’ compensation claims, please visit our workers’ compensation page.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I be fired for filing a work comp claim?

The short answer is no. Nebraska is an “employment at will” state, meaning an employer, or an employee, can terminate the work relationship at any time without cause. With that said, firing an employee in Nebraska while they are actively receiving workers’ compensation is a violation of the law.

What is workers’ compensation? Am I suing my employer?

A very common misconception among injured workers is that you are suing your employer or place of work. The reality is almost every employer in Nebraska is required to have Workers’ Compensation Insurance for their workers. Just like insurance for your car, this is insurance that protects your employer in the case of a work-related injury. While most people are happy to find out they are not suing their employer, getting the money you deserve from a workers’ compensation insurance company is not always simple or straightforward.

What should I do after a work injury?

Report the Injury
It’s absolutely critical that you report the injury to your employer right away. Follow whatever internal procedures (typically an incident report) that your company has for when an injury occurs. Make sure that your manager or supervisor is aware of the report and keep a copy of the report for yourself.

Seek Medical Treatment
It is very important to seek medical treatment immediately — even if you think the injury is not that serious. It’s unfortunate, but many attorneys who work for insurance companies will twist any fact they can to delay, or devalue, your claim. Seeking medical treatment right away helps document the injury, shows the injury was critical, and evidences the employee has been doing everything they can to get medical treatment.

Follow All Medical Instructions, Attend Follow-Up Appointments
Not only is following your doctor’s orders the best thing for your physical recovery, it’s also important that you are not creating reasons for the insurance company to question the validity of your work injury claim.

Talk to a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
It’s typically very difficult to get all of the treatment and compensation you are entitled to without getting a work comp lawyer involved. A lawyer can advocate for you and handle the negotiations with the work comp insurance company. Your attorney can also arrange an independent medical evaluation if you are having trouble with the doctor that was assigned to you.

Who is responsible for my hospital bills?

With very few exceptions, the workers’ compensation insurance should cover all required medical costs related to your accident, including your hospital stay. If you are concerned about your medical bills getting paid or you are having problems with the work comp carrier, it’s a good idea to speak with a local work comp attorney.