You’re here because you or a loved one suffered a serious injury on a construction site. We’re here because we advocate for injured people in our community. But where do we begin when it comes to seeking financial recovery? And what can you expect by working with our team?
Herschensohn Law has decades of legal experience helping our friends and neighbors in Washington State recover damages. A construction lawyer from our firm in Graham can seek an award that accounts for your past, present, and future losses.
To explore working with our team during a free, no-obligation case review, call Herschensohn Law at (206) 588-4344.
An injury on a construction site will entitle you to workers’ compensation. However, these benefits are limited. You may have additional options we can help you explore.
If a third party is responsible for your injury, you can file a claim against them. However, you must choose between the following:
Instead of hiring a personal injury lawyer on your own, you can have the DLI file a claim or lawsuit on your behalf. The DLI will handle your case, file your lawsuit, and work to recover compensation for you.
However, the DLI is most concerned with reimbursing itself for the workers’ compensation benefits it paid out. It’s not concerned with getting a high settlement or getting compensation that reflects your pain and suffering.
If you’re looking for personalized legal representation who will fight for the compensation you deserve, then you don’t want a lawyer from the DLI. Instead, you want your own attorney. This way, you get someone who wants to secure the highest possible settlement that includes coverage for all your economic and non-economic damages. You also get a professional who prioritizes your well-being above all else.
Weighing your legal options can mean the difference between receiving a fruitful settlement and a disappointing one. When you entrust your case to Herschensohn Law, you can trust that we will:
After your injury, you need time to physically recover. Between worrying about your case and dealing with insurance companies, you could overextend yourself—possibly worsening your condition. With Herschensohn Law, you don’t have to stress about anything.
While we file your case, negotiate with insurers, and protect you from bad faith insurance practices, you can spend time with your family and focus on healing.
One of the most important aspects of your case requires proving that another party’s negligence led to your construction site injury. Proving negligence requires evidence, so we will:
Illustrating negligence is one of the key differences between a workers’ compensation case and a third-party claim. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, so you don’t prove negligence to get benefits. In a third-party claim, however, we must assert that because another party breached their duty of care, they caused your accident and owe you compensation.
We never take the easy way out to reach a quick settlement. From the moment we take your case, we pledge to fight for the best possible outcome. This involves presenting compelling evidence, understanding the liable party, and negotiating with insurance companies.
If the insurance company doesn’t play fair, we can file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. So, we may sue a general contractor, subcontractor, or property owner.
There are many deadlines you must comply with in a construction accident case. For instance, if you hope to secure workers’ compensation benefits, you must notify your employer immediately. However, if you want to file a third-party lawsuit, you generally have three years from the date of the accident to sue.
The sooner that you contact our team of lawyers, the faster we can get to work building your case and complying with all necessary deadlines.
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Workers’ compensation pays for your medical bills and two-thirds of your lost income. It does not yield financial recovery for pain, suffering, or anything you spent out of pocket. By partnering with Herschensohn Law, you get an advocate who can file a third-party lawsuit and champion your rights.
We fight for a resolution that offers financial recovery for:
Not all of these damages may be relevant to your particular injury. By speaking with an attorney, you can get a better understanding of what your settlement or court award should cover.
At Herschensohn Law, we have helped our clients recover millions of dollars in damages. Because of the seriousness of many construction injuries and the long-term effects that they can have, compensation for such injuries can be significant.
Two of our successful construction accident cases yielded:
How much you can recover depends on the facts of your particular situation, including the extent of your injury and the cost of treatment.
We can go on and on about our commitment to client success. Yet, nothing sums up this sentiment better than our clients themselves. Some have shared their experiences with our injury firm:
You can read more client testimonials by visiting our Facebook and Twitter pages.
It’s understandable to have many questions at the start of your financial recovery journey. Those questions may include:
You can file a third-party negligence claim and receive workers’ compensation benefits at the same time. It’s important to note that you can’t “double dip” when it comes to recoverable losses, however. So, you can’t get full coverage for your medical bills through workers’ compensation, then recoup those funds a second time through a lawsuit. Our team can explain more when you call for a free case review.
Washington State offers immunity to employers, meaning you generally can’t sue. Yet, you still have options when it comes to seeking damages. Washington State Industrial Insurance Act of 1911/RCW 51 only protects employers from lawsuits by negligence. If the employer deliberately harmed you, you can sue.
There is no average settlement for construction accident cases. How much you can recover depends on many factors, including the nature of your condition and your estimated recovery period. Our team doesn’t want to leave a penny on the negotiating table when your case ends. We fight for every dollar you deserve, so you can return to your life.
We intend to resolve your case with the highest possible settlement as soon as possible. Yet, it could take weeks or even months for your case to arrive at a fair outcome. We combat any delays to your claim using evidence, our knowledge of state law, and our decades of experience.
These are just some of the inquiries you may have about your construction accident in Graham. We invite you to call our team and ask further questions. We’re excited to answer them.
If you suffered an injury while working on a construction job, it is vital you understand all of your options. You may believe that you only qualify for workers’ compensation, but based on your situation, you could also file a third-party negligence claim.
At Herschensohn Law, we are ready to assist you through every step of the legal process. We will build your case, compile evidence that proves negligence, and determine your next steps. If you have questions or concerns about how to move forward after you suffer an injury, contact our Graham construction lawyers at (206) 588-4344.
After a worker was electrocuted on a construction site and suffered life-changing injuries, we fought and won on their behalf.
When a retired man was killed in a truck accident, we made sure his grieving family got fair compensation.
When a defective medical device harmed our client, we fought to ensure they had the financial compensation needed to recover.
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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.