National Workplace Injury Lawyers
If a person or company not affiliated with your employer negligently caused your on-the-job injury, you should immediately look into your rights to seek compensation against that party. Likewise, if a doctor or nurse who negligently treated your on-the-job injury made it significantly worse, you should immediately look into your rights to seek compensation against that healthcare provider. These cases are known as third-party claims. Our lawyers have recovered tens of millions of dollars against third parties in workplace injury cases.
Third-party claims take many forms. In some third-party cases, the driver of a vehicle that struck you may have run a red light. In others, the owner of a commercial vehicle may not have adequately maintained that vehicle’s brakes. In yet another type of a case, a doctor may have negligently treated your on-the-job injury and left you with a much more serious injury.
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For one client, we won a verdict in excess of $35 million dollars. A third party responsible for cutting off electricity from a transformer negligently failed to do so. As a result, an electrical arc struck the young man we represented. He suffered severe burns and was knocked off a scaffold which, in turn, caused him to suffer a traumatic brain injury.
In another third-party case, our lawyers recovered $4 million dollars for a truck driver whose neck injury was made significantly worse because doctors botched his medical care. Avoidable medical complications suffered by our client left his ability to walk significantly impaired. With proper medical attention, the client’s initial injury (caused by the collision) would have completely resolved.
If a third party caused you to be injured in an on-the-job accident or medical negligence made your injury considerably worse or caused you to suffer a complication that brought on an entirely new injury, you deserve the quality of representation that has come to be expected by Janet, Janet, & Suggs, LLC’s clients. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation case review.
Third-Party Claims for Compensation
If your employer has workers’ compensation insurance, you are prohibited from filing a personal injury lawsuit against them to obtain compensation for damages like pain and suffering and future lost wages.
However, you can still file a lawsuit against third parties that were involved in your accident, such as:
- General contractors
- Another driver if you were involved in a traffic accident
- Property owner or property manager
- Product manufacturers for machines and equipment
Our workplace injury lawyers know how to find out if a third party can be held liable for your injuries. We understand how valuable compensation from this type of claim can be to help you recover physically and financially from your injuries.
Common Situations That Can Result in a Third-Party Workplace Injury Claim
Any employee can suffer an injury at work for which he or she can file a third-party workplace injury claim. However, there is a much greater likelihood of injuries in these industries and occupations
- Manufacturing, such as steel or iron work
- Commercial fishing
- Electrical work
- Flight engineering
- Home construction and repair
- Garbage collection
- Truck driving
- Industrial machine repair and maintenance
Workers in these jobs and industries are more likely to be involved in a variety of accidents that can cause severe, potentially life-altering injuries:
- Burn accidents
- Accidents involving heavy machinery, such as scaffolding or cranes
- Accidents involving toxic chemicals
Some workplace injuries do not result from accidents. They are the result of repetitive activities, such as lifting heavy objects, that cause an injury over time.
Common Workplace Injuries
Third-party workplace injury claims can arise from a number of on-the-job accidents that result in serious injuries, including:
- Respiratory problems
- Loss of vision or hearing
- Internal injuries
- Severe bruising
If you suffered these or other injuries in a workplace accident as a result of the actions of a third party, you should file a claim to cover your medical expenses.
Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC’s workplace injury lawyers can help ensure you receive fair compensation from third parties involved in your accident. Our firm and attorneys have received numerous accolades for our professional accomplishments. We are honored to be included in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms. Our attorneys have also received exemplary ratings from some of the top peer-review organizations in the legal profession, including Martindale-Hubbell and Best Lawyers.
Your initial consultation is absolutely free, and you will not be charged legal fees until our we recover fair compensation for your injuries.
Contact Our Workplace Injury Lawyers
If a third-party caused you to be injured in an on-the-job accident, you deserve the quality of representation that has come to be expected by Janet, Janet, & Suggs, LLC’s clients. The same holds true if medical negligence made your injury considerably worse or caused you to suffer a complication that brought on an entirely new injury.
Our attorneys are well-versed in state laws on workplace injuries and the process for filing a claim. We are prepared to provide skilled legal representation to defend your rights and obtain all of the compensation you deserve.
Our experienced, nationally recognized attorneys have handled cases throughout the country. Collectively, our attorneys are licensed to practice in more than 10 states, including Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, DC. We have also been granted permission to practice in many more states with court approval.
To receive a free, no-obligation consultation, simply call us, live chat with a representative, or complete a free case evaluation form.