I was robbed at gunpoint at work. I was tossed to the ground, called names and had the gun shoved in my face again when there was very little money in the drawer. I was working from 10pm to 6am. There is no bulletproof glass or safety measures put in for my safety. The gas station is right next to the prison. I was put on work men's comp. I have not gotten any paperwork about it. I know that my Dr said that I am not ready to go back to work and is not sure if I will every be. Can I sue the company for unsafe working environment Due to the lack of safety features and the closeness of the jail ?
I was also not told anything regarding workers comp
The answer depends upon a number of factors. The bottom line is that you should retain a workers' compensation attorney. S/he will advise you regarding whether there are other actions you may bring against the employer, and the effect these may have upon your workers' compensation claim. These attorneys typically work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that your initial financial commitment is typically minimal. You can find an attorney using the "Find a Lawyer" tool on Avvo. Good luck in your case and in your recovery!
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Generally you cannot "sue" the company when they are covered by workman's comp. Exceptions vary by state. Your best bet would be to consult a local work comp attorney, who can get all the details about your case, and best advise you as to your options, and how to proceed to get all the benefits to which you may be entitled. You can look for an attorney through this site, by clicking the "Find a Lawyer" tab at the top of this page, and then searching for a workers compensation attorney in your city and state. Then browse the attorney profiles, read the reviews, and call around and find someone to help you. Best of luck to you.
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you should have a w/c case for medical tmt, and therapy if needed. worth calling an atty.
thank you, jay stillman
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