Pelton Graham LLC represented a construction worker who while performing his work on the jobsite fell and sustained a serious injury to his shoulder and back due to the unsafe conditions at the job site created by the prime contractor. Pelton Graham LLC recovered $1 Million for the worker due to the negligence of the third-party.
When a worker is injured on the job or within the scope of their employment, they generally should pursue a claim for lost wages and other benefits through workers’ compensation. However, in certain circumstances, such as when you are injured on the job because of the negligence of a third party (someone other than your employer), you can bring a lawsuit against the negligent third-party to compensate you for your serious personal injury. An example of potential third-party negligence includes:
- A sub-contractor hired by your employer fails to clean up their work area, causing an injury to you
- A maintenance worker hired by your employer fails to notify employees of a wet floor, causing you serious injury when you slip and fall
- A security company hired by your employer fails to protect you from an armed intruder
You should contact an attorney experienced in handling serious personal injury matters to discuss your personal situation and discover what claims you may have. The attorneys at Pelton Graham are experienced at advocating for clients who have experienced serious personal injuries and are happy to talk with you about your experience. Consultations are free, and as contingency fee attorneys, we do not get paid unless we recover for you.