Roanoke Attorney Handling Workplace Injuries Caused By Third Parties
Most workplace injuries fall within the worker’s compensation system. Such cases are the result of an employee being injured due to a hazardous or dangerous condition created by their employer. There are, however, other situations in which one is injured at work due to the fault of someone other than their employer. When accidents are caused by the negligence of third-parties, such as equipment manufacturers or vendors other than the victim’s employer, then such cases can also be pursued outside of the worker’s compensation system, but the workers compensation system process must be pursued first, otherwise the suit is barred. The victim will be able to sue the responsible party directly in such situations. Third party liability cases can be quite complicated and it is important to retain an experienced lawyer to assist you. Cerid Lugar is a Roanoke, Virginia workplace injury attorney handling third-party negligence cases. Cerid prides herself on the level of service she provides and our office is ready to assist you. We also assist those in Salem and other southwest Virginia areas.
Lawyer handling workplace injury claims in Roanoke, Salem, and other Virginia areas
When someone is injured on the job the matter must typically be resolved through the worker’s compensation system. Claims against defendants other than the employer, however, are handled the same as any other lawsuit. If, for example, a construction worker was injured by a faulty piece of equipment, then they may be able to sue the equipment manufacturer directly. This is in addition to administrative remedies that such an employee may have against their employer. Whether or not a claim may be brought against a third-party will always depend on the specific facts of a case. It is best to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to fully understand all of your options.
Cerid Lugar is a workplace injury lawyer who assists southwest Virginia residents with the filing of third-party injury claims. She will use your initial consultation to gain an understanding of what happened and to determine whether you have potential claims against any third parties. Our firm will obtain the relevant accident reports and other evidence necessary to make such a determination. We will send a settlement demand to the possible defendants and, if a resolution cannot be reached, we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit on your behalf. Any necessary experts will be retained and we will take your case to trial if necessary. Cerid will fight to protect your rights throughout the process and to gain for you the greatest possible compensation. We focus on this area of law so that you may focus on your future. Contact us online or by telephone.
In addition to Roanoke, we serve the cities of Cave Spring, Salem, the Botetourt County city of Hollins, the Bedford County cities of Bedford and Forest, the Franklin County city of Rocky Mount, and the Montgomery County cities of Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Radford.
Injury attorney staying in contact with Roanoke workplace accident victims
It can seem confusing to be dealing with third party defendants after a workplace injury. It is, therefore, important that you retain a lawyer who will answer your questions and address your concerns. Cerid makes attorney-client contact a priority. She will promptly respond to your messages and will meet with you as often as necessary. We are honored to serve the Roanoke community and we strive to provide a high level of service.