A construction lawyer who serves Bellevue, Washington, could help you hold the responsible party accountable for your job-related injuries and other losses. Herschensohn Law can file a third-party claim on your behalf if someone other than your employer caused or contributed to your construction accident.
Our law firm navigates the complex issues that come with construction accident cases every day. Recently, we won a $1.6 million result for a client who was electrocuted on a construction site. We’re committed to putting our full time, energy, and attention into your case, as well. Start a free case review when you call (206) 588-4344.
In Washington State, all workers who get injured in construction accidents receive workers’ compensation benefits, including medical treatment and a portion of their lost wages. Workers who get hurt on the job generally cannot sue their employers, so they often think workers’ compensation is their only avenue for seeking damages. This is not the case.
You may be able to file a third-party claim.
Third-party claims are not filed against the injured worker’s employer or coworker. Typical defendants in third-party claims from construction accidents include negligent subcontractors, employees of subcontractors, general contractors, or property owners. Through a third-party claim, you could recover damages not covered by workers’ compensation, including the full cost of your lost wages and pain and suffering.
There are two different paths you could take if you suffered injuries because of a third party’s negligence in a construction accident:
In summary, you could let the DLI pursue reimbursement for any workers’ compensation benefits it paid you, or you could have Herschensohn Law hold the negligent party accountable for all of your losses, not just the cost of your medical treatment and some of your lost wages.
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Before you can pursue financial compensation from the at-fault party, you must satisfy all four elements of liability in negligence claims. These factors include the following:
When you can present evidence to build your case and establish all four of these elements, you can then seek monetary damages from the responsible entity.
Every personal injury case is different, which is why the amount of money a person can win in a settlement or court award is different. Your results will depend on the unique facts of your claim.
Here are some of the common categories of monetary damages plaintiffs pursue in Bellevue third-party negligence claims:
If your close relative passed away from an accident that a third party caused or contributed to through negligence, our team would be honored to advocate for you. In that situation, compensation could offer both closure and peace of mind.
You shouldn’t wait too long to take legal action after suffering injuries in a Bellevue construction accident. Our state’s statute of limitations, RCW § 4.16.080, for filing personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits is only three years.
After the filing deadline passes, Washington law could forever bar you from pursuing compensation from the at-fault party. Also, the defendant’s insurance company will likely stop negotiating because it no longer has any obligation to pay you what you deserve. Herschensohn Law can manage your case’s relevant deadline and advocate for you at each step.
We take care of personal injury cases like Bellevue construction accident claims on a contingency-fee basis. This fee arrangement means that you do not have to pay any upfront legal fees for us to get started on or continue working on your claim or lawsuit.
Instead, we receive a percentage of the settlement or court award at the end of the matter. Our written attorney fee agreement explains the details, and you may ask us any questions that you have about contingency fees during your free case review.
You will want to avoid honest mistakes like these that could decrease the financial value of your third-party claim:
Here is a bonus pitfall to avoid: You will want to stay off of social media until your third-party claim gets resolved. Posting photographs or comments about the accident, your injuries, the defendant, or even your daily life could get twisted by the insurance company and used against you.
Herschensohn Law helps people who get injured because of the carelessness of others. We are happy to offer a free initial consultation with no obligation. You can reach out to us today for your no-cost consultation at (206) 588-4344.
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When you request your free consultation, Kent personal injury attorney Zach Herschensohn will listen to you, answer your questions, lay out your legal options, and give you down-to-earth legal advice.
When you work with our law office, there are no obligations, hidden fees, or fine print. It’s that simple.