Third-Party Claims And Workplace Injuries In Northeast Ohio
Third-Party Claims In Northeast Ohio
If you were injured at work, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (OBWC) system protects both you and your employer from having to go through the rigors of a drawn-out lawsuit. In most cases, injured workers will not be able to bring a lawsuit against their employers, even if negligence on the part of the employer or a co-worker caused the accident. The exception is when someone other than your employer or a co-worker caused or contributed to the accident that resulted in your injuries. If the circumstances surrounding your accident involved a third party, my experience as an attorney can help you pursue a personal injury or third-party claim for compensation.
At Robin J. Peterson Company, LLC, I have more than 20 years of experience handling third-party workers' compensation claims, including:
- On-the-job truck or car accidents
- Slip-and-fall injuries that occur on a client's property or other off-site premises
- Accidents involving defective machinery such as tools, forklifts or other equipment
- Accidents caused by or pertaining to vendors
- Accidents involving suppliers of materials or hazardous products
- Contractors who may have contributed to or caused an accident
By filing a personal injury claim against a responsible third party, you may receive remunerations in addition to your workers' compensation benefits. These additional funds can help ensure that you and your family are taken care of as you recover or continue to adjust to the life changes you may be forced to face.
Learn About All Your Options For Pursuing Just Compensation After A Workplace Accident
Reach out to me and speak with a workers' compensation lawyer by calling 216-642-9007. I offer free initial consultations so you can share the circumstances of your situation in confidence while receiving advice matched to your specific needs. You can also reach me by completing my online contact form.