Ohio & WV Work Accident Lawyer
Personal Injury Claims for Work Accident Victims
If you are injured while on the job, workers’ compensation should cover medical costs and lost wages. However, you may also have a separate personal injury claim.
At Fields, Dehmlow & Vessels, our lawyers are skilled at determining whether a work-related injury can reasonably lead to a separate personal injury claim. One of our attorneys, Ethan Vessels, recently negotiated a seven-figure settlement arising from workplace personal injury and is a life member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
To put our firm’s experience and knowledge to work for you, call us at 740-374-5346 or contact us online. We provide free initial consultations in all personal injury cases.
Work Accidents and Personal Injury Claims
You may have a personal injury claim in a work accident if you were injured on the job due to the negligence of someone not related to your employer. A common example is a company driver injured by another motorist. The driver typically would have a workers’ compensation claim and a separate claim against the at-fault driver. Other examples include injuries caused by subcontractors or unrelated contractors at a construction site, or injuries caused by employees of a different company.
In some circumstances, the employer can be liable for deliberately or recklessly causing an employee’s injuries. This is called an “employer intentional tort” action. Thankfully, these situations are rare. In some cases, however, such as when an employer removes safety devices to speed production, the employee may have a separate case against the employer.
While our firm’s focus is bringing personal injury claims in these cases, we accept inquiries regarding workers’ compensation claims. If we cannot help you, we will be able to refer you to another lawyer who can.
Ohio and West Virginia Workplace Accident Attorneys
If you have suffered a severe injury due to a work accident, it is in your interest to speak with a lawyer about your situation. Contact us today to discuss whether you have a personal injury claim. We are ready to discuss your case and provide you with a clear understanding of all of your options.
We handle most personal injury cases on a contingent fee, meaning that we do not charge a fee unless we recover. We are conveniently located in downtown Marietta directly across from the courthouse.