After a catastrophic injury like one from an explosion, you may experience loss of work or missed wages, overwhelming medical bills, and even a permanent disability.
You shouldn't have to suffer with these things. After all, you did nothing wrong.
You have a few options that can help you get compensation and pay for treatment.
Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you were injured by someone else's neglect or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to a settlement via a personal injury claim. These settlements or damages can sometimes be quite high, as they will often cover your medical bills, lost wages, and even pain and suffering costs. Personal injury attorneys only win money if you do, so there's nothing to lose in speaking with our lawyers if you believe you might have a case.
If the explosion happened in your place of business or while you were on the job in some capacity, you should be able to receive workers' compensation benefits. While not always a great long-term solution, workers' comp can help cover the cost of missed wages and even medical bills. If you're waiting on a personal injury case to resolve, workers' comp can offer the relief you need in the meantime. Speak with an experienced workers' comp attorney if you want to get started with a claim.
Social Security Disability Insurance
If you've been permanently injured in an explosion and won't be able to return to work, Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI can help by sending you monthly payments. Once you apply for SSDI, the Social Security Administration will let you know whether or not you've been accepted. If your case is denied, which happens all the time, you can have an SSDI attorney help you appeal within 60 days. Those appeals are typically much more successful.
If you've been injured in an explosion or another serious catastrophe, any of these three options might be the right ones for you. Find an attorney experienced in workers' comp, SSDI, and personal injury claims to help you figure out how to proceed.
Our Kansas City personal injury lawyers help clients with all three options. We know how the systems work and which would be right for your situation.
Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us to set up your free consultation.