Accidents that occur at work can often result in debilitating injuries that prevent you from being able to work for an extended period. Medical bills quickly pile up and ordinary bills as well as living expenses still need to be paid. It is easy to become overwhelmed and uncertain as to what to do next and where to turn for assistance.
The Puntier Law Firm is committed to helping people who have been hurt on the job. While many injured workers are led to believe that the only compensation they are entitled to is through their employer’s workers compensation insurance, employees may be able to file a separate lawsuit against third-parties responsible for the on-the-job accident. If you were hurt while working, our law firm will carefully review your situation to determine all available options for compensation. We know that workplace accidents can change your life forever, and we are prepared to do everything we can to make sure you get the financial compensation you need to help with your recovery and get your life back on track.
Third Party Lawsuits for On-the-Job Injuries
When a third party is responsible for a workplace injury, the injured worker may be able seek compensation from that party. Third parties can include contractors, subcontractors, vendors, customers and even the manufacturer of a product used in the workplace. For instance, in a situation where a worker is injured by a piece of equipment that malfunctions due to a defect in design or manufacturing, he or she may have grounds for a product liability lawsuit against the product designer or manufacturer. This would allow for the financial recovery of medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Similarly, a construction worker hurt on the job due to the negligent or reckless actions of a crane subcontractor, may be able to hold the subcontractor legally responsible for his or her injuries.
In certain, very limited situations, an injured worker may also be able to bring a third party lawsuit against his or her employer in addition to seeking workers compensation benefits. Take for example a situation where an employer is aware that an employee’s negligence or misconduct is placing other workers in harm’s way but fails to take any corrective action. If other employees are hurt or killed as a result, they may have the right to pursue a third party lawsuit against their employer.
Hurt at Work? We Can Help You Get the Compensation You Deserve
If you have been hurt while working on the job, the personal injury lawyers at Puntier Law Firm will fight to ensure that you receive fair and full compensation for your injuries. We know just how painful and life-changing workplace injuries can be, and we work to ensure that our clients get the money they need to recover and move forward with their lives. Call us today at 404-902-6004 to discuss your case with a caring and dedicated member of our legal team.