A car, truck, SUV, forklift, backhoe, bulldozer and heavy industrial equipment accidents that occur at work can cause confusion because a victim may wonder what his or her rights are in relation to the employer. Worker’s compensation law can preempt recovery by an injured party, but only as it relates to the employer. In other words, if the accident is caused by the company or a co-worker, then the exclusive remedy may indeed be worker’s compensation.
However, if the party at fault is someone other than the employer or co-worker, then the injured party should have every right to pursue recovery against third parties. The identity of these third parties can vary, but that identity must be determined to enable the victim to recover all they deserve. Otherwise, the responsible party might go without being held liable for the injuries caused. The accident might be caused by negligence of a third party. Or, the accident might be caused by defective or malfunctioning products or equipment, in which case there could well be a products liability claim. Determining the cause of a work related accident requires skill and investigative expertise. It requires a legal team that is ready to go after every person or entity that is responsible for your accident or injury. As a Cumming, Georgia work accident attorney, Charles Scholle and his team at Scholle Law, knows that if the accident was caused by someone who is not a co-worker, that person or their employer may be liable.
Injuries at work can result in death and catastrophic injuries, including brain injuries, paralysis and severe burns. These injuries change their victims’ lives physically and emotionally, but they can also have a dramatic financial effect. A serious injury can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to treat, even with health insurance — just when victims are out of work and may not be earning the money to pay those costs. If these injuries lead to a lifelong disability or a death, that loss of income is permanent.
Some common injuries resulting from automobile accidents can include:
- Wrongful death;
- Fractured bones;
- Neck injury;
- Brain injury;
- Spine injury;
- Back injury;
- Head injury;
- Internal injuries;
- Scars requiring plastic surgery.
Charles Scholle has practiced personal injury law for over two decades. He is also an experienced Cumming, Georgia work accident lawyer. Our team of lawyers at Scholle Law has depth and breadth of experience in these cases as well. Our lawyers and paralegals have many years of experience and our clients benefit greatly from that. We negotiate with insurers to get clients the best settlement possible – and pursue litigation if that is not sufficient. We are proud to represent clients with serious work-related accident claims to help them get the money and recovery they deserve and to help give their families peace of mind.
CALL SCHOLLE LAW TO TALK WITH A WORK ACCIDENT AND INJURY LAWYER ABOUT YOUR CASE you can reach us at 770-717-5100 or toll free at 866-972-5287.
We are here to help you with your legal rights in a challenging time in your life. We will represent you with the care and diligence you deserve, with the reputation we have earned for integrity and excellence in legal practice.