Workplace Accidents

Other than someone’s direct employer, companies that carelessly or recklessly cause injuries or death in the workplace are financially responsible for those harms. Frequently, an outside company working on the employer’s property will be the true cause. For example, a worker might be injured or killed by a defective product and the product is the culprit. Example, the landowner, outside contractors, delivery services, maintenance companies, and many others may be the cause of injury or death.

Economic Damages

When you lose pay or cannot earn in the future, or get hit with medical bills, or have to hire someone to take care of your future medical needs or home because you were injured, the law allows you to prove those losses in court. When you do, the wrongdoer has to pay. You can also get back what you will lose in the future due to loss of your future earning capacity. In death cases, survivors can claim lost earnings, past and future, and non-economic damages.

Non-Economic Damages

When the wrongdoer disables or disfigures you, those are non-economic damages. So are loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, agony and torment. When a loved one dies because the wrongdoer was careless, survivors can prove losses of the loved one’s companionship, affection, love, advice and guidance.

Wyoming Workplace

Accident Law

Other than someone’s direct employer, companies that carelessly or recklessly cause injuries or death in the workplace are financially responsible for those harms. Frequently, an outside company working on the employer’s property will be the true cause. For example, a worker might be injured or killed by a defective product and the product is the culprit.