Have you been injured due to work-related conditions and think your only option for monetary damages recovery is through workers’ compensation?
It’s not necessarily true.
Recovering Damages Over Workers’ Compensation in Louisiana
While you may assume that Louisiana workers’ compensation benefits are your only source of a financial recovery, it’s possible the responsibility for your injuries may be the fault of a third party. In that case, you may be entitled to compensation beyond the limitations of a workers’ compensation claim.
Work Injuries Caused by A Third Party Require A Competent Lawyer
Third-party liability (responsibility) occurs when a non-employer person or entity causes your work-related accident. For instance, third-party liability may include but is not limited to:
- Manufacturers/designers of dangerous, defective equipment.
- Contractors and subcontractors.
- Service providers.
- Non-employee vehicle drivers who cause a work-related car accident.
- Owners of property visited while performing work tasks.
Because workers’ compensation recovery is limited, if an employee’s injuries are severe, they may not recover all their medical expenses and lost income. What’s more, workers’ compensation law does not provide recovery for non-economic damages. Non-economic, or “general,” damages include pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, mental anguish, loss of consortium (companionship) and in egregious incidents of reckless or negligent conduct, punitive damages.
Shreveport Personal Injury Attorneys At Gordon & Gordon for Work Injury Claims
The consequences of a work injury can significantly alter your life and should be taken seriously. The Shreveport Gordon & Gordon accident attorneys can intervene and help you achieve what you rightfully deserve when workers’ compensation isn’t enough to cover your financial needs. Our success in proving third-party fault demonstrates we have the skills and experience to build a strong case beyond a workers’ compensation claim.
If you believe a third-party may be responsible for your injuries, it may be possible to win monetary recovery beyond workers’ compensation benefits in Shreveport, Mansfield, and Bossier City. With 30 years combined experience representing injured workers, we have the knowledge, resources and investigative skills necessary to accurately determine what caused your accident. Upon investigation, our lawyers will determine whether you have a viable claim against a third-party.
Third-Party Accident Investigation
At our Shreveport law firm, we have a track record of consistently obtaining major financial settlements for clients injured because of work-related third-party causes. And we also are widely known and respected within the legal, insurance, and civil court arena for our unique approach to optimal compensation pursuit for complex work-related accident claim.
For those who are permanently disabled or face a long, costly recovery, such a third-party lawsuit may be critical to your overall well-being because it may yield far greater overall compensation than a limited workers’ compensation claim.
While we never offer false hope or unrealistic expectations about recovery outcome, when we evaluate your case and meet with you, we’ll tell you honestly whether we believe you have a winnable case. No matter what, we’ll listen attentively to what happened and seriously consider your concerns, doing all we can to help.
Gordon and Gordon Personal Injury Attorneys
And if we think we can win compensation for your injuries, you’ll never pay us a cent up-front. We’ll handle all the costs of preparing your case from hiring medical and private investigators and accident scene experts, to interviewing witnesses and handling depositions, managing arbitration and mediation, paying court filing costs, and, when applicable, covering all the costs of trial litigation. Only after we win your case, will we get paid from a pre-agreed percentage of your settlement.
To begin the fight for the injury compensation you deserve, call 318-716-HELP (318-716-4357) for a free, no-obligation meeting in one of our Shreveport, Mansfield or Bossier City offices with the Northwest Louisiana’s premier personal injury advocates, Gordon & Gordon Law. Or if it’s more comfortable for you, send us a message on our site and someone from our office will be in touch with you promptly.