Workplace Accident & Workers Compensation
While you cannot sue your employer or co-worker for any on-the-job injuries, you can sue any third-party related to the incident. If you or a loved one is injured as a result of defective machinery or equipment, the manufacturer can be held responsible. As the injured party, you can seek monetary compensation for any loss that occurred as a result of the accident.
Even in the event of third party negligence in workplace accidents, most employees or their survivors are only allowed to seek worker’s compensation. Ms. Elizabeth C. Ryan, a workers’ compensation lawyer investigates the cause of the workplace injury in order to determine whether there is actionable claim for either product liability or negligence.
Negligence and Product Liability include some of the following instances:
- Defective machines, vehicles, tools, equipment, and materials
- Negligence against a property owner, contractor, or other party for improperly assembled equipment, OSHA safety violations, or unsafe work practices.
In order to determine whether or not you qualify for more than just worker’s compensation, contact Ms. Elizabeth C. Ryan (312) 380-1089.