Suffering an on-the-job injury can be life-altering. From broken bones to brain injuries, some work accidents leave an employee permanently scarred, unable to provide for themselves or their families.
- A heavy equipment operator suffers amputation when his new earth mover’s gear shift sticks and causes an accident.
- A roofer falls off a ladder when a rung collapses. The manufacturer knew of the defect, but failed to recall the product.
- A commercial driver suffers permanent paralysis after a mechanic fails to properly repair a brake issue. The driver loses control of his semi-truck and suffers a major collision.
- A construction worker falls when improperly constructed scaffolding collapses. He receives permanent brain damage from the impact.
In all of these cases, the victim is covered by workers’ compensation—but a third party is actually responsible for the injury. With me on your side, you can get workers’ compensation benefits and hold the negligent third party responsible. The more severe your accident, the more important it is to have my legal experience in your corner.
Third-party claims vs. workers’ compensation
Workers’ compensation covers on-the-job injuries, including medical expenses, disability and more. A workers’ comp claim doesn’t require the employee to prove who is at fault. You only need to prove the nature and extent of the injury, and that it occurred while working.
When your injury was caused by a third party, such as a negligent manufacturer, employer or subcontractor, you can get workers’ compensation and file a personal injury case against the third party.
Proving fault in a third-party claim
Third-party claims for on-the-job injuries are personal injury lawsuits. Whether simple negligence or products liability, the plaintiff must show that the defendant had a duty to avoid causing harm, they failed in that duty and as a result, the plaintiff suffered actual harm.
Unlike workers’ compensation, third-party personal injury claims aren’t limited to medical expenses and disability. You may be eligible for damages like loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, pain and suffering and more. In some cases, punitive damages may also be available.
When an on-the-job injury upends your life, you deserve justice. Don’t settle for workers’ compensation benefits alone: get help with your third-party claim from a seasoned attorney.
I have decades of experience with workers’ compensation cases and third-party liability. If you’ve been injured by a third party while on the job, I’ll Make Them Pay! ®
Get help with your Ohio workers’ compensation and third-party claim
Injured on the job? Is a third party responsible for your injuries? I’ll Make Them Pay!® Call me at (800) 556-4769 to discuss your case right away. We’ll work to get your compensation from the BWC, and hold the third party responsible for their negligence or recklessness.