Many people believe that if they are involved in a work related accident, their recovery is limited by what they are entitled to through workers’ compensation. Often, they are correct; however, in some cases, other third parties may be held responsible for your injuries. Taylor & Taylor’s experienced attorneys can help you determine which parties may have contributed to your accident and injuries.
What Are the Most Common Work-Related Injuries?
The National Safety Council reports that a U.S. worker is injured every 7 seconds. Some of the most common workplace injuries include:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Muscle strains
- Injury from falling objects
- Crashes and collisions
- Cuts and lacerations
- Inhalation of toxic fumes
- Prolonged exposure to loud noises
About Third-Party Claims in Workplace Accidents
Workers’ compensation claims pay for:
- Medical expenses
- Occupational therapy
- A portion of your lost income
Workers’ compensation claims do not provide the same compensation as personal injury claims, which can account for noneconomic damages like pain and suffering.
In some cases, you can file for not only workers’ compensation, but also for a third-party claim against the person, company, or entity responsible for your accident and injuries in the workplace.
Examples of third-party work-related injury claims include:
- Defective product claims (including construction site tools/equipment, warehouse equipment, etc.)
- Car accident injury claims while on the job (caused by another driver)
- Toxic exposure claims
- Claims against negligent government agencies and other entities
The above claims can involve the following parties:
- Independent contractors
- Third-party suppliers
Why Taylor & Taylor Should Fight Your Workplace Accident Case
At Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, we understand the complexities of third-party accident claims. Our firm has been practicing in this area of law for a decade. That means we have handled thousands of claims just like yours–from accidents on the job, to car crashes during the daily commute to/from work.
We know how to investigate, gather, and analyze the right evidence to determine if your work-related injuries were caused by another party. Where valid, we take appropriate legal steps to help you seek damages that only a personal injury claim can provide. Our goal is to assist you in securing the compensation you are entitled to under Arkansas law.
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