Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation

Work related accidents are often unexpected and violent, and they can cause serious injury or even death. Workers’ compensation laws deal with the damages that can be awarded to injured employees to cover medical expenses, continuing wages, and loss of the capacity to earn; however, a workers’ compensation claim may not be your only recourse.

If you have suffered from an on-the-job injury, make sure the personal injury lawyer you hire investigates whether you also have a claim against a “third party,” such as the manufacturer of unsafe equipment, the owner of the premises or vessel where the injury occurred (if different from your employer), or against another company whose employee caused the injury. At the Welborn & Hargett, we investigate each aspect of your work-related injury:

If you were injured in a refinery explosion that was caused by defect in the machinery you were using, we will investigate a claim against the manufacturer of the machinery.

If you were injured in a car accident while on the job, we will investigate a claim against the other driver.

If you were injured in an offshore accident and it was the non-employer vessel owner’s fault, or the fault of an employee who was employed by a different contractor, we will determine if there is a valid claim against them.