Common Causes of Fatal Work Accidents in Ohio
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You may believe that workers’ compensation is the only financial resource you have to pay for your losses. This may not be the case because, in addition to a workers’ compensation claim, you may also have a valid third-party claim.
Since work injuries and third-party liability are common, it’s important to consult a highly skilled work-injury attorney from Kisling, Nestico, & Redick to determine whether you can sue a third party for compensation.
Call our firm at 1-800-HURT-NOW for a free consultation.
In work injury situations, third-party claims refer to lawsuits against non-employers who are responsible for injuries that occur at work. While workers’ compensation may cover your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages and loss in earning capacity, a third-party claim can provide you with a settlement to pay for other losses such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and a decrease in enjoyment of life.
Unlike workers’ compensation claims, where the law dictates the amount of compensation you receive, settlements in third-party claims are determined by the value of your claim.
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we work with many clients who have been injured on the job and are able to sue a third party because the other party is at least partially responsible for their injury. Several examples of third-party claims include:
Third-party injury claims can happen in virtually any industry and involve a wide variety of situations and outside individuals, including:
In workers’ compensation claims, it is not necessary to prove negligence to collect workers’ compensation benefits.
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, meaning it doesn’t matter if your employer’s negligent acts prompted your work injury. It was designed to protect employers from costly and time-consuming lawsuits. If your goal is to receive these benefits, you simply have to prove that you were injured on the job.
However, to recover a settlement in a third-party claim, you must use evidence and testimony to demonstrate that an accident did occur, the third-party that caused the accident was unreasonable or failed to take reasonable action, and your injury was serious enough for you to be eligible for compensation, and your injuries were caused by the accident.
If you’ve been injured on the job and believe that a third party may be responsible, Kisling, Nestico & Redick is an invaluable resource.
Our attorneys have extensive experience handling workers’ compensation claims and third-party claims to ensure our clients secure the maximum compensation to which they may be entitled. We can establish third-party liability and ensure all your rights are protected.
Since establishing third-party liability is challenging, it’s vital to contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick if you think the negligent actions of a third party contributed to your work injury. We have work injury attorneys in offices all around Ohio, including Cleveland, Columbus, Akron, and many more.
Call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW or contact us online to schedule your confidential case evaluation.