Clients are able to recover money damages in cases where there is workers’ compensation and in cases where there is no workers’ compensation.
In cases where there is workers’ compensation, there can be still be a claim if we can show that a “third-party” caused the injury. Workers’ compensation prevents an injured worker from making a claim against their employer but if someone other than the employer caused the accident they can be liable. For example, if someone is driving for work and is hit by another driver, the employer of the injured party cannot be responsible, but a claim can be made against the other driver who causes the accident. Likewise, if a person is working for a driller on an oilfield site and is involved in an accident, the drilling company cannot be liable. However, if the production company or some other crew such as a casing crew was on scene and caused the accident, then a claim can be made against those responsible parties. In work injuries, we can help develop evidence to establish the responsible party. Engineers and experts in every kind of industrial field are available to analyze the machinery and work practices. We can analyze OSHA regulations to determine whether standards of conduct were violated at the work place and contributed to cause the injury.