Third Party Actions

Hurt On The Job Due To A Third Party?

Let Our Columbus Workers Compensation AttorneysBuild A Comprehensive Lawsuit

Most on the job accidents are not straightforward.  When a worker is hurt in a workplace accident, responsibility for the accident rarely rests on one party’s shoulders alone.  In these situations, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against a third party in addition to any workers’ compensation payments or lawsuits filed against your employer.  Identifying liable third parties is not easy, and filing a lawsuit against them is often even more difficult.  You need someone on your team who has experience with Ohio workers compensation law, and who is going to put the effort into your case necessary to secure a favorable outcome, no matter what it takes.

The Columbus workers compensation attorneys at Cox, Koltak & Gibson, LLP are meticulous in their investigations, and they take the time to get to know their clients and their clients’ cases.  They focus on the details to ensure that you receive all the compensation you deserve.  Contact a Columbus workers compensation lawyer now for a free consultation.

Examples of Third Party Accidents

Some of the most common third party accidents happen at construction sites.  For instance, if a worker trips over fallen debris and injures himself, the contractor responsible for cleaning up the jobsite may be a liable third party.  Scaffolding accidents are another common example, as a third party is typically responsible for erecting scaffolding at a job site.  Any injury caused by defective machinery is a potential product liability case, which is another example of a third party accident.

Another example is an on the job auto accident.  If you are driving a company vehicle and you get in a traffic accident caused by another driver, you could potentially file a lawsuit against that driver.  In this situation, even though it may be the case that your employer was not liable at all for your injuries, you would still be eligible to receive workers’ compensation payments since workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance.

Damages in Third Party Accident Cases

Damages covered by workers’ compensation insurance are severely limited, so an experienced work injury attorney will often attempt to identify liable third parties in order to ensure that his or her clients receive fair compensation.  Damages in a third party lawsuit can include:

  • Compensation for medical expenses and property damage
  • Compensation for lost wages from time spent in a hospital
  • Compensation for lost earning capacity due to long-term disability
  • Compensation for pain and suffering, as well as mental and emotional distress

Let Cox, Koltak & Gibson, LLP Help You

Third party accident cases are complex and highly technical.  In order to identify potential third parties, your attorney must conduct a thorough investigation of the accident scene in order to determine exactly what happened.  Many work accident scenes like construction sites and highways do not stay still for very long, and cleaning crews inadvertently destroy vital evidence.  You need an experienced attorney who can lock down a scene and gather the evidence necessary to help you build a strong case.  You also need someone who pays attention to the details of a case, and is willing to provide you with the personal attention you deserve.

The legal professionals at Cox, Koltak & Gibson, LLP are here for you.  We are willing to do everything in our power to make sure that you receive compensation, and we bring those responsible for your injuries to justice.  We have years of experience identifying third parties in work accident cases, and we can help you build a comprehensive lawsuit that covers all your bases.  We understand how expensive and traumatizing work accidents can be, and we are here to help you get back on your feet.  If you have been in an on the job accident, do not let your case turn into just another number at a huge law firm.  Come meet with our experienced lawyers one on one, and let us build the case that is right for you.  Contact a Columbus workers compensation lawyer from Cox, Koltak & Gibson, LLP today.