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  1. Your case deserves serious support from experienced attorneys
  2. Serious Washington State on-the-job injuries require serious legal representation 
  3. When should I pursue a negligence lawsuit against a third party in State of Washington?
  4. What are common examples of third-party negligence at work?
  5. Injured on the job in Kent or Seattle, WashingtonLet Herschensohn Law protect your rights 

Your case deserves serious support from experienced attorneys

No one should put their health, livelihood, or life on the line when they clock in to work. However, “accidents” still happen, and when they do, injured people deserve the financial compensation they need to recover.  

If you’ve suffered a workplace injury or illness caused by someone who isn’t employed by your company, including injuries covered under the Jones Act, attorney Zach Herschensohn and his team can help you figure out the best plan of attack to pursue maximum compensation.  

Herschensohn Law has obtained millions in settlements and verdicts for injured workers in Kent, throughout King County, and the Seattle metro area, and has experience getting real results for Kent and Seattle workers injured on the job. Zach and his team are ready to hear your story and help you make the next best choice for yourself and your future. Contact us today for your free consultation. 

Serious Washington State on-the-job injuries require serious legal representation

As long as you’re a legal employee of a company, you’re almost always covered under workers’ compensation if you get injured on the job. Workers’ compensation prevents you from filing a personal injury claim against your employer or a coworker, but that immunity only applies to your own company—not other contractors or companies that might be on the same job site, facility, or location.  

Sometimes, an on-the-job injury can be caused by someone who doesn’t work for your company—a third party—and you may be able to hold them accountable for your damages. While you can still file for workers’ compensation after an accident caused by a third party, you might find that your benefits don’t fully meet your needs. In this case, you may also want to pursue a negligence lawsuit against the third party who caused your injury. 

This is when Zach Herschensohn and his team enter the picture 

With decades of experience fighting for injured people in Kent, Seattle, and King County, Zach Herschensohn understands how devastating an at-work injury can be. That’s why he’d dedicated his career to helping people hurt at work get back on their feet and get the compensation they need and deserve so they can recover as much as possible. 

Zach Herschensohn is a tough negotiator who will aggressively and effectively advocate for your best interests. He’s also a skilled trial attorney who isn’t afraid to fight for you in the courtroom in front of a judge and jury to get you the compensation you deserve.  

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When should I pursue a negligence lawsuit against a third party in State of Washington?

If you’re an injured worker who suffered a work-related injury, you can’t sue your employer (in most cases), and your workers’ compensation benefits will only cover a portion of your lost wages and medical expenses.

If someone from a third party made a mistake, dangerous decision, or negligent actions caused your injuries, you may be able to recover compensation for: 

  • Any additional medical treatment or medical care 
  • Excess wage loss and overtime pay 
  • Loss of earning capacity and time loss 
  • Replacement services (childcare, housework, etc.) 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • In some cases, punitive damages 

Negligence lawsuits against a third party are often complicated. The person or company responsible for your injury may deny doing anything wrong or try to claim the accident was your fault. That’s why it’s critical to get an experienced attorney in your corner to fight for you and protect your rights—no matter what. 

What are common examples of third-party negligence at work?

A workplace accident caused by an independent third-party can result in severe injury, illness, or death. Common scenarios where third-party negligence may apply include: 

  • You’re injured in a construction accident: Construction sites often have multiple subcontractors from different companies all working in the same place at the same time. If you’re injured in an accident caused by someone working for a different company, you may be able to hold that person liable for your damages through a negligence lawsuit. A subcontractor who gets injured in an accident on a construction site may also have grounds for a negligence lawsuit against the general contractor or the manufacturer of defective equipment. 
  • You’re injured a car accident while driving on the job: Whether driving is a part of your job description or you’re going to meet up with a potential client, if a negligent driver injures you in a car accident during work time, you should be able to both file for Washington worker’s compensation and pursue a negligence lawsuit against the driver who caused the crash. 
  • You’re injured on unsafe property: If you suffer an injury due to dangerous conditions on property that’s not owned or managed by your employer—for example, during an off-site meeting or while visiting a client’s home—you might be able to hold the property owner or manager responsible for your damages. Even an injury at your regular place of work may be grounds for a third-party lawsuit if a company other than your employer is responsible for management or maintenance of the facilities. 
  • You’re injured by a defective product: If you get hurt due to faulty equipment, toxic fumes or defective machinery, you can pursue a negligence lawsuit against the manufacturer. 

Just because you’re eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim in these scenarios doesn’t mean you should disregard your legal right to sue an independent third party for negligence. An injury can have a dramatic effect on your life, and we can help you pursue full and fair compensation for all your losses. 

“Zach will always take time and give you quality advice that you can trust. Highly recommended!”

- P.R., Katy, WA

Injured on the job in Kent or Seattle, Washington? Let Herschensohn Law protect your rights

No one ever goes to work expecting to get hurt in an accident, but if you suffer a workplace injury caused by someone who doesn’t even work for your company, it can catch you completely off guard. You’re in pain. You can’t work. Your bills are starting to pile up, and your Washington workers’ compensation benefits just aren’t cutting it. 

Let our law firm take a look at your case. Personal injury lawyer Zach Herschensohn and his team will listen to you, answer your questions, lay out your legal options, and give you an honest answer as to whether a negligence lawsuit is worth pursuing.  

Most importantly—you don’t pay anything unless we win. That’s because we work for clients on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t owe us anything unless we help you get the insurance settlement or jury verdict you deserve.  

Contact our law office today for your free consultation by calling 206-588-4344 or by filling out our simple contact form. 

 

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