Pursuing Damages From All Negligent Parties
Many injuries at work will only qualify an individual for workers’ compensation benefits. In some instances, however, your injury may qualify you for compensation from third parties as well. At Hilley & Frieder, P.C., our lawyers have been helping injured workers recover from all negligent parties for nearly four decades. We know what steps to take to ensure you get the benefits you are entitled to.
If you were injured by negligence of another while you were working, you have a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim. Our attorneys have extensive backgrounds in both of these areas of law, which allows us to provide you with the skillful representation you need for both claims.
Handling Claims for On-The-Job Car Accidents and Equipment Malfunctions
When you have been hurt on the job, collecting workers’ compensation benefits usually starts immediately or shortly after the injury. If you were hurt in a car wreck or a defective machine or product, damages can be collected from the company or person who caused your injury. The additional damages have to be identified and hunted to get full compensation.
Just because you were injured on the job, it doesn’t mean you only have a workers’ compensation claim. What if defective equipment caused your work injury? What if you are injured in an on-the-job auto accident that was caused due to the negligence of another driver? In many cases, there can be circumstances where an equipment malfunction or another person’s negligence that contributed to the cause of the accident can create liability on the part of someone other than your employer. These are often referred to as “third-party” claims.
Strong Advocates for Injured Georgia Workers
At the law firm of Hilley & Frieder, P.C., we represent injured workers in all types of these cases. Our comprehensive knowledge of both workers’ compensation law and personal injury law allows us to provide better representation and advice regarding your rights on both sides of the case.
We have experience handling a broad range of claims against companies whose equipment caused a workplace injury, including:
- Defective machinery
- Scaffolding collapse
- Mislabeling of chemicals
If you have suffered an injury on the job that was caused by an equipment malfunction, contact our office to learn more about your rights and options.
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To discuss your workplace injury with one of our knowledgeable Atlanta attorneys, call toll free 877-938-2300 today.
Ronald Hilley was the contributing attorney to this content.