Gervelis Law Firm
1650 W. Market Street, Suite 30
Akron, OH 44313
In Ohio, injured workers are eligible for workers' compensation benefits that pay for medical expenses and provide partial lost wages while a worker can't return to the job. Injured workers aren't allowed to take legal action against their employers following a workplace accident.
But workers can take legal action if the construction accident was caused by the negligence of a third party. Examples of third parties include outside vendors and equipment manufacturers. An attorney can help injured workers seek compensation for additional compensation aside from medical expenses and lost wages.
Types of construction accidents that can cause serious injuries include:
- Falls from heights
- Slips and falls
- Being struck by falling objects
- Construction vehicle accidents
If the negligence of a third party was responsible for your accident, you may be able to recover damages for disability, disfigurement, pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life.
Third party lawsuits involving workplace accidents are complicated. The negligent party often denies any responsibility for causing the accident. And their insurance company will likely try to pay you as little as possible. They may even shift the blame for the accident onto your employer, or even you. And they likely have lawyers looking out for their best interests.
Experience that gets results
That's why you need an experienced construction accident attorney fighting for you. We've been helping injured workers in Ohio for decades. We know how to build strong cases that hold negligent parties responsible. And we know how to overcome the obstacles that insurance companies put up to prevent you from recovering compensation.
Our firm conducts our own investigation of your workplace accident. We want to know what really happened. That means reviewing accident reports, safety records and medical records. It means interviewing witnesses. And if needed, it means consulting experts who can help us determine who was responsible for your accident.
We focus on building a strong case that proves you were the victim of negligence. Many times, when insurance companies see that we are serious, they agree to settlement negotiations. But we are not interested in accepting their lowball offers. We are only interested in a resolution of your case that works for you.
If the insurance company is not serious about making a fair settlement offer, our attorneys are ready to fight for you in court. We have won many significant awards for clients at trial. Our skilled litigators know how to present cases to jurors to hold negligent parties accountable.
But time is not on your side. If you were hurt in a construction accident involving a third party, contact an attorney as soon as possible. It's important to start building a case before evidence gets lost or destroyed and the memories of witnesses begin to fade. Ohio also has strict deadlines (known as statute of limitations) which limit how long someone can take legal action for a third-party construction accident.
If you've been hurt in a construction accident, learn more about how we can help you. Call Gervelis Law Firm at 330-835-2943 to schedule a free case evaluation with an Akron construction accident attorney. We can review the details of your case and answer your questions.