Understanding Third-Party Claims For Injured Workers
Employers are supposed to maintain safe working environments. If you are injured on the job, workers’ compensation provides medical benefits and a percentage of your lost wages. However, some workplace accidents are not the fault of employers, but of negligent third parties. In these cases, we may be able to collect additional damages.
For experienced work injury representation, come to Mayer & Associates, P.C. Our Kansas City workers’ compensation lawyer has handled workers’ compensation claims for more than 25 years. We can help you with your workers’ compensation and third-party claims. We have considerable experience with personal injury cases, including those involving defective products and equipment.
Causes Of Workplace Accidents
Some workplace accidents and injuries are the result of inadequate safety precautions and equipment. This exposes workers to dangers such as:
Other work accidents occur because of the environment or people around you. For example, delivery people may be hurt in vehicle accidents, by dog bites or in slip-and-fall accidents on someone’s property. On construction sites, contractors and other employers sometimes have inadequate training that leads to accidents.
Defective products, machinery, tools and equipment also cause many accidents. In these instances, a third party, such as the equipment manufacturer, may be liable.
Some common types of on-the-job injuries and illnesses include:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck and back pain
- Repetitive stress injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome
- Inhalation diseases and occupational diseases
- Electric shock and burns
- Loss of sight or hearing
Let Us Review The Facts Of Your Case
We carefully review the facts of every case to make sure we maximize the amount of compensation and benefits our clients recover. For a free consultation to discuss your work injury with a Kansas City workers’ compensation lawyer, please call 816-692-2877 or contact us online.