Most Indiana workers are covered by their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. However, workers’ compensation benefits are limited. If a party other than your employer caused or contributed to your injuries, you may be able to file a third-party claim.
Our Indianapolis work injury lawyers can help you sort out your options and pursue the compensation you deserve. Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. offers free case reviews, so you can learn if you are eligible to file a third-party work injury liability claim. It costs nothing up front to get started with a case if you choose to hire us.
Compensation Available Through a Third-Party Injury Case in Indiana
A work injury can leave you with devastating losses. You could be facing a temporary or permanent impairment, significant medical care needs, and a strain on your career. We will help you understand all forms of compensation available through a third-party injury claim or lawsuit, including:
Medical Damages to Cover Your Initial and Long-Term Care
You may recover any expenses for:
- Emergency care
- Ambulance services
- Diagnostic testing
- Physical therapy
- In-home care
- Medical devices
Lost Income and Lost Career Opportunities
Your income could be reduced due to your time spent recovering and healing. You could recover losses such as:
- Missed paychecks
- Missed tips and bonuses
- Missed opportunities for promotion
- Reduced earning capacity
Non-Economic Losses to Reflect Your Hardships
Your suffering can also be considered in your case for compensation. We can tell you if you qualify to seek damages for:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Scarring and disfigurement
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost a loved one to a work injury, our lawyers can help you seek compensation for your financial and non-financial losses. We can handle every aspect of a wrongful death claim for you.
For a free legal consultation with a work injuries lawyer serving Indianapolis, call 317-636-7777
Holding a Third Party Liable for Work Injuries in Indianapolis
Generally, your employer cannot be sued for negligence. However, if another party caused or contributed to your work injury accident, you may be able to hold that party liable. The compensation you receive from this injury claim or lawsuit would be in addition to that which you receive from your workers’ compensation claim.
You must be able to prove the party’s negligence caused your injury. For instance, if defective equipment led to your trip and fall, you must prove that the manufacturer’s product caused your injury.
We can help you with these types of third-party liability cases:
Whether you’re working on one of Downtown Indianapolis’s road construction projects or a commercial development, several different entities could be responsible for unsafe working conditions. On an Indianapolis construction site, you may be working alongside third parties such as:
- Employees of another company
- A subcontractor or contractor
- Cargo loading companies
If the negligence of these or other entities caused your injury, you could have a third-party liability case. For instance, the employee of a subcontractor may have left hazardous materials on your work site.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Many workers on or around a construction site perform jobs that involve driving. Someone might be delivering materials to the job site and accidentally back into a construction worker. In this case, the construction worker could file a third-party claim against the delivery driver’s employer.
Alternatively, if that same delivery driver was on a public road and another driver rear-ended them, the delivery driver could file a third-party claim against the negligent driver and attempt to collect compensation for their injuries.
Defective Product Accidents
Many types of work require the use of specialized tools, equipment, and materials. When a company designs or manufactures a faulty product, the injured person can file a third-party claim against the manufacturer or distributor.
Defective product cases can include situations where a product does not contain adequate warnings advising a user of its risks.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can result from hazardous conditions on a floor, stairwell, scaffold, or another work area. For instance, if you slipped and fell from an elevated location due to inadequate safety features on scaffolding, you could have a case against a third party.
OSHA Violation-Related Accidents
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets regulations for safety in the workplace. We can investigate your case to determine if your accident resulted from hazardous working conditions caused by third-party negligence. We will work to hold the responsible party or parties accountable.
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How Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. Can Help After Your Work Injury
Bringing a third-party liability case after a work injury can be especially complicated. You don’t have to be alone in the process. Our team will handle the most complex aspects of a case for you. We will:
- Give your case the personal attention it deserves
- Thoroughly investigate the details of your case
- Gather evidence to prove liability and your damages
- Handle all communications and negotiations for you
- Seek an out-of-court settlement or take your case to trial
- Advise you on all your legal options
Additionally, we work based on contingency – so you pay nothing unless we win your case.
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Other Reasons to Work with Us for Your Indianapolis Case
You may not be sure that it’s worth it to hire a lawyer from our firm. Here are some reasons why clients choose to hire our team when they’re facing a work injury:
You Want to Seek Every Dollar Available
We understand how to pursue all forms of compensation available to you. Our team only serves victims of injury, so we know personal injury law. We also have deep roots in Indianapolis, so we can use our local resources to build the best possible case.
If an insurance company tries to downplay the value of your claim, we will use evidence to show the value of your bills, your suffering, and other losses.
You’re Suffering Serious Injuries
You may be dealing with serious physical challenges. While you may be tempted to take on a case alone, know that our team is here to handle all the details for you while you recuperate.
We know how to seek compensation to help you cover your medical care needs. We will work to prove your prognosis and the extent of your past, present, and future medical expenses. You shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket for future surgeries, medications, or other care.
You Don’t Want to Deal with the Insurance Company on Your Own
The insurance claims and negotiation process can be time-consuming and complicated. We will protect your right to seek a fair recovery throughout the process, pushing back against any unfair treatment. We will defend you if an insurer claims that:
- You are not as injured as you say.
- You were responsible for your own accident or injury.
- They are not liable for your injury and damages.
We will stand up for you against big companies and aggressive tactics.
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Act Promptly to Meet the Statute of Limitations Deadline in Indiana
In Indiana, most injury claims must be filed within two years of the date of the accident (per IC § 34-11-2-4). Some cases that involve product liability can be filed within 10 years, however (per IC § 34-20-3-1).
Meeting these deadlines can be difficult. You should consider speaking to our team as soon as possible. We can work to protect your right to a third-party liability claim and help you meet important deadlines.
Our Indianapolis Work Injury Lawyers Can Get to Work for You
When you call Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., you have someone in your corner fighting for you. Our founder, Randy Sevenish, is a former S.W.A.T. team Commander who knows how to defend your rights to justice and compensation.
Call Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. today at (317) 636-7777 for a free consultation and case review.