Columbus Workplace Accident Attorneys
On a construction site or other hazardous work site, one wrong move can have major consequences. Injured workers and the families of those who have been killed may get some benefits from workers' compensation, but workers' compensation benefits may not be the exclusive remedy available.
That is where we step in. At Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, LLP, our Georgia construction accident lawyers have a track record of multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for injured workers. Experience matters. Results matter. To discuss your case, contact us today.
Looking Beyond Workers' Compensation
Because the workers' compensation system is in place to provide benefits to injured workers regardless of fault, employers generally cannot be sued for their employees' on-the-job injuries. The same does not apply, however, to any person or corporation other than the injured worker's direct employer.
If you have been seriously injured on the job by someone other than your direct employer or your injuries were caused by a defective product or machinery, you may be entitled to compensation in addition to the benefits received through workers' compensation through a third-party liability or other personal injury lawsuit.
If you have been seriously injured or have lost a loved one in a workplace accident, do not assume that you are limited to whatever you can get from workers' compensation. Please contact us today.
Construction sites, in particular, tend to bring together many different companies, including general contractors, subcontractors and property owners. All of these companies and their employees have a legal obligation to behave safely toward each other's workers.
Many other workplaces operate similarly. An employer may rent office space from another company or have outside contractors perform services on site. Or an employee may be seriously injured while on the job in an auto accident caused by an unrelated third party. Our attorneys have the experience to identify who is at fault for a work injury and seek fair compensation.
Fully Investigating the Facts of Your Case
Every workplace accident case is unique. Contact us for a free case evaluation, and an experienced lawyer will investigate your case to determine whether you are entitled to personal injury or wrongful death compensation. If so, we will aggressively pursue your claim.