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Seattle Workplace Injury Lawyers

When you go to work, you expect reasonably safe conditions without the risk of illness or injury. Unfortunately, accidents still happen. If you were hurt in a workplace accident, you deserve compensation for your losses.

The Seattle workplace injury lawyers at our firm can help you navigate this process. Call Herschensohn Law at (206) 588-4344 to start a free case review.

Representation From a Seattle Workplace Injury Firm

Zach Herschensohn and his legal team have spent decades advocating for injured individuals in Seattle.

We know a work injury can create significant challenges, especially if you cannot return to work for the time being. Our team can actively protect your legal right to just compensation following a workplace injury. Our case results reflect our commitment to our clients, with millions of dollars’ worth of settlements for injury clients, such as:

  • $1.6 million for a construction worker who suffered an injury from electrocution
  • $375,000 for a marine construction worker who fell from height and sustained injuries

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Benefits of Partnering With Our Seattle Workplace Injury Lawyers

While you may be tempted to pursue an injury claim on your own, you may benefit from working with our attorneys who have experience handling Seattle workplace injury claims. Zach Herschensohn and his team can:

  • Gather evidence to prove the other party’s negligence
  • Visit the accident scene to obtain photos and video evidence
  • Collect your medical records and expert medical opinions
  • Seek statements from witnesses who witnessed the incident
  • Manage all communication with other parties involved
  • Submit a demand to the at-fault party and their insurance company
  • Negotiate with the opposing party and their insurance representatives
  • File a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party within the statute of limitations
  • Represent you at a trial, if necessary

Negligence can be difficult to prove, and the opposing party may try to foist the blame on you. Our attorney can protect you against such accusations and support your claim for compensation. While we handle negotiations and court filings, you can focus on recovering from your work-caused injury or illness.

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When Can You File a Workplace Injury Case in Seattle, WA?

Most workplace injuries are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in Seattle, which cover certain medical expenses and lost income. However, there are exceptions if you are injured by a third party in the workplace or you are a mariner covered by the Jones Act.

Third-Party Liability for Workplace Injuries

If your injuries in the workplace are caused by a third party’s reckless or negligent actions, you could sue them for damages. Third parties who could be liable for your workplace injuries include:

  • A contractor or subcontractor performing work onsite
  • A driver who strikes your vehicle while you are driving for work
  • A property owner or manager other than your employer who maintained an unsafe premises

To seek compensation through a personal injury suit, you must prove that the third party was negligent or careless and that this behavior directly caused your injury or illness. Such cases can be complicated, so you may want to consider teaming up with Herschensohn Law’s workplace injury lawyers in Seattle. 

Maritime Worker Injuries and the Jones Act

The Port of Seattle is one of the largest ports on the West Coast. Typical workers’ compensation laws do not apply to certain maritime workers. Instead, they are governed by the Jones Act.

The Jones Act allows eligible maritime workers to file lawsuits against their employers for injuries they sustained on the job. Unlike workers’ compensation claims, cases under the Jones Act require proof of negligence. If you were injured while working on a ship, the maritime injury lawyers at Herschensohn Law can help you understand your legal rights.

Advantages of Suing for Damages After a Workplace Injury

At Herschensohn Law, we understand that a workplace injury can cause significant challenges in your day-to-day life. A lawsuit against the individual or entity responsible for your injury on the job can help you recoup the following costs associated with those challenges:

  • Lost income
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death damages

You do not have to suffer the consequences of a workplace injury alone. Let the injury attorneys at Herschensohn Law help you secure the financial compensation you deserve.

Deadlines for Filing Seattle Workplace Injury Case

Under RCW 4.16.080, Washington state has established a statute of limitations of typically three years to file a personal injury lawsuit. The same deadline usually applies if you’re filing a case under the Jones Act, per 46 USC Code § 30106.

This time frame can shift depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident. It can also pass quickly if you suffered a severe injury and were hospitalized.

Avoid missing important filing deadlines by contacting Herschensohn Law as soon as possible. Following your work-related injury or illness, our team can help you understand your legal rights and ensure that you file within the legally-prescribed time frame.

Advocating for Your Legal Rights After a Workplace Injury in Seattle

At Herschensohn Law, we aim to protect your legal right to justice and fair compensation. Our team provides a free case evaluation and can help you understand your legal options. We will tell you honestly whether you have grounds to pursue a case.

If we decide to take your case, our Seattle workplace injury lawyers can develop your claim or lawsuit on your behalf at no upfront cost. You pay nothing for our legal services until and unless we settle or win your case. Reach out to us today at (206) 588-4344 to start your free, no-obligation consultation.

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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.

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