No matter what work you do for a living, there is always the chance that you could suffer an injury while on the clock. While Washington has a robust workers’ compensation program, this does not offer compensation for every accident-related expense. However, if another party’s negligence caused your workplace injury, you could file a third-party claim and recover additional damages.
At Herschensohn Law, we can help you understand whether you qualify to file a third-party claim for a job-related injury. A Graham workplace injury lawyer can file your claim, investigate the incident, and negotiate for what you need. Today, you can meet our team and learn about your options. Dial (206) 588-4344 to begin a free case review.
Between doctors’ appointments and familial obligations, time can fly in the aftermath of a work injury. In the blink of an eye, days can turn into weeks, and weeks into months. If too much time passes between now and your accident, you could lose the right to seek damages through a personal injury lawsuit.
RCW 4.16.080 notes that you generally have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit. Complying with this deadline allows you to file a lawsuit and seek financial recovery. Failing to abide by this deadline jeopardizes your right to seek damages.
By promptly connecting with our team, we can file your case within the applicable deadline and preserve your right to damages.
After your injury, you have enough things to worry about. You don’t need to juggle a complex legal case while recovering from a serious condition. Instead, you can entrust your case to Herschensohn Law and breathe a sigh of relief. We manage the entire claims process from start to finish.
Workplace injury claims can be difficult to navigate because there are often so many different parties involved. Without a lawyer, you’ll have to manage communications with claims adjusters, medical professionals, eyewitnesses––the list goes on and on.
As soon as you hire us, we take over all emails, phone calls, and text messages with the other parties. We also support your case by gathering evidence of negligence, which may include an accident report, eyewitness testimony, and video surveillance footage.
To recover compensation through an injury claim, we must show that:
As noted, we must investigate what happened to establish negligence. You don’t have to worry about this obligation, however. Herschensohn Law manages your case’s obligations from beginning to end.
The goal is always to help our clients receive an optimal settlement. While we usually accomplish this through negotiations, we have no problem going to court if the situation calls for it. If your case makes it to trial, you can feel confident in our abilities to present your case in the best possible light. To reach a fair conclusion, we intend to file your lawsuit, cross-examine witnesses, and advocate for compensation.
Your financial and physical recoveries are of the utmost importance. That is why we offer free consultations to our clients. During our no-obligation review, we can discuss your legal goals, injuries, and plans for the future. You also get the opportunity to meet our Graham workplace injury team and learn how we work on a contingency-fee basis. In this arrangement, you pay nothing out of pocket to retain our help.
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As noted, as an injured worker in Washington State, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Yet, this only accounts for your medical bills and some of your lost income. It does not account for pain, suffering, and the effects of the accident on your life.
Here’s what to know when our workplace injury lawyers handle your third-party claim:
You can recover both economic and non-economic damages following a workplace injury. Economic damages account for your financial losses. Non-economic damages do not have inherent values, but rather, they account for the accident’s effect on your daily life.
Examples of compensable losses in your workplace injury case may include:
We can also pursue the cost of anything you spent out of pocket on in-home assistance, assistive devices, and childcare services.
How much you can recover through a claim or lawsuit depends on the nature of your injuries and the accident itself. At Herschensohn Law, we have helped our clients recover millions of dollars in damages, including numerous seven-figure settlements.
We will thoroughly research your situation to ensure that we account for each of your losses. Every claim is different, so without evaluating the facts of your case, we can’t project how much you could recover.
Herschensohn Law has fostered a reputation based on tireless legal advocacy. We believe that our case results best summarize our commitment to success. Some of these include:
It’s reasonable to have questions in the aftermath of an on-the-job injury. We strive to answer them. You may want to know:
The length of your case depends on many factors, some of which are completely out of our control. Yet, we aim to keep your case on track throughout our partnership. If we sense that the other insurer is purposely delaying your case, we can file a lawsuit against the negligent party and go from there.
Herschensohn Law advocates for people suffering from:
If you don’t see your specific condition listed above, that’s okay. We’re still ready to advocate for you. As noted, we also advocate for families who have lost loved ones.
We’re delighted by the feedback our clients share about their experiences. They’ve shared:
We know that at the conclusion of your case, you’ll feel the same way.
Workplace injuries can be severe, and when they take place, the injured party deserves compensation. While workplace injuries qualify you for workers’ compensation claims, if another party’s actions hurt you, you have additional options.
These are examples in which an injured worker could benefit from filing a third-party injury claim or lawsuit:
You also have options if you lost a loved one to a work-related injury. Our wrongful death lawyers can guide you through this process, all while treating your family compassionately.
If you suffered a workplace injury, you could have options in addition to filing a workers’ compensation claim. If another party is responsible for your injuries, you could file a third-party claim or lawsuit to recover compensation.
At Herschensohn Law, we understand how difficult it can be to navigate the immediate aftermath of an injury. Do not endure this time alone. Contact our Graham workplace injury lawyers at (206) 588-4344 for a free consultation.
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.
Hurt? Let our law firm handle the details
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.