By law, workers who are injured on the job are entitled to seek workers' compensation benefits to cover the cost of medical expenses and lost wages. However, many workers do not realize that there may be additional avenues for recovery beyond workers' compensation.
If you were seriously injured or lost a loved one in an on-the-job accident as a result of another's carelessness, defective equipment or poorly maintained environments, you may be eligible to file a third-party liability claim.
I handle a wide variety of workplace accident claims, from construction site accidents to oil field accidents in eastern Montana. In addition to helping you seek workers' compensation benefits, I will also investigate whether your injuries were caused by:
If any of the above were involved in your accident, I will represent you in filing an independent claim against liable parties in addition to your workers' compensation claim. Drawing on my hands-on experience handling such multiparty claims, I will seek the maximum compensation to which you are entitled for the pain and suffering you and your family have endured.
Another story helps illustrate my commitment to my clients. I represented a 22 year-old, hard working construction worker who was not wearing a harness, and fell from a roof while standing on old trusses as he was helping to remodel a house. The man suffered a serious head injury. He worked for the subcontractor on the remodel job. Suit was started against general contractor for its negligence on the jobsite – by not requiring harnesses. I successfully brought suit against the contractor and was able to secure the policy limits of $1 million and additional payments from the owner of the remodeled home. This money enabled the client to have some financial security. My client was then able to attend college with academic assistance, and eventually earned a college degree.
I will fight for your rights and to secure full compensation for the harms caused.