You May Have A Right To File A Claim After A Work Injury
When you suffer a work-related injury, worker’s comp is not necessarily your only source of compensation. You might have one or more claims against other parties if their negligence caused or contributed to your workplace accident.
The personal injury lawyers of Cogdill Nichols Rein Wartelle Andrews (CNRWA) can explore all your legal remedies if you were injured on the job. Our attorneys have recovered compensation in third-party lawsuits for construction accidents, industrial accidents and other workplace injuries.
We have recovered personal injury damages for injured workers in Snohomish County and throughout Washington. Call our Everett law office today at 425-247-3984.
What Is A Third-Party Lawsuit?
Your employer (the first party) must provide medical and wage loss benefits under workers’ compensation, without regard to fault. The trade-off is that your company, your supervisor and your co-workers are immune from being sued (even if they were clearly negligent). But an individual or entity outside of your chain of employment (a third party) can be sued if their actions or negligence led to your injuries.
For example, at a construction site, you might have a personal injury claim against the property owner, a subcontractor or a utility company who created a safety hazard. You might have a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer of faulty equipment or machinery. If you were involved in a vehicle accident on duty you could sue the negligent driver who caused the collision. Our highly experienced lawyers can investigate to identify those third parties and establish how they were at fault. If necessary, we will go all the way to trial to hold them liable.
Supporting Your Full Medical And Financial Recovery For A Work Accident
A personal injury claim against a third party provides additional damages that workers’ comp does not provide. For instance, you can recover compensation for your pain and suffering. The third-party suit can also make sure that you are fully compensated for disfigurement, permanent impairment, ongoing medical care, or loss of future earning capacity. Our legal team is committed to your maximum recovery. Let us deal with the legal issues while you focus on healing and getting back to your life.
CNRWA represents construction workers, machinery operators, truck drivers, forestry workers, warehouse and industrial employees, health care workers and anyone injured in the scope of employment. Contact us online or call us today for a free consultation. There are no attorney fees unless we secure compensation from a third party.