Your career is important to you. A job is more than just how to put food on the table. Unfortunately there are times when people are injured on the job. Claims against an employer will generally fall within the workers’ compensation system. If the injury was caused by a third party (not the employer), an employee can bring a case against that party. Our Rochester attorneys handle workplace injury cases that involve third parties. If you have been injured on the job, contact our office today to speak with a lawyer. We also handle cases in Owatonna, other Minnesota communities, and Iowa and Wisconsin.
Lawyers handling workplace injury claims in Rochester and Owatonna
When someone is injured on the job, workers’ compensation typically will be the exclusive remedy against the employer. Claims against third parties, however, do not fall within the workers’ comp system. For example, if an employee was injured by a defective piece of equipment, they may have a claim against the manufacturer of that equipment. Such a claim would be handled through litigation and not through workers’ comp. Whether an employee has a case against a third party will always be situation-specific and it is important to speak with an attorney to fully understand your options.
Our Rochester lawyers handle workplace injury claims that involve third parties. Prior to your initial consultation we send you a list of needed items so we can gain an understanding of your situation. Once you choose to retain our firm, we immediately obtain accident reports and other documents relevant to your case. If a settlement cannot be reached, we will file a lawsuit. We will use discovery (the process by which information is gained in a lawsuit) to obtain records of any similar accidents that occurred in the past, information relating to whether the third party knew a dangerous situation existed, and more. We make sure that your interests are protected and that you are prepared for trial. We understand this is a stressful time in your life. We focus on this area of law so you can focus on the future. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.
We also serve the following southeast Minnesota cities: Red Wing, Winona, Mankato, Austin, Albert Lea, and Owatonna, as well as the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, and Bloomington. We also serve the Iowa cities of Mason City, Charles City, Osage, Spencer, Garner, Forest City, and Northwood and the Wisconsin cities of La Crosse, Onalaska, Sparta, Viroqua, River Falls, Ellsworth, Whitehall, and Black River Falls.
Rochester workplace accident lawyers able to deal with large defendants
Third party injuries to workers often involve large corporate defendants. In such cases it will be necessary for your lawyer to hire expert witnesses. This means you must hire a firm with the financial means to litigate your case. Our firm has recovered more than $100 million on behalf of clients and we have the resources to sue the largest corporations. We will leave no stone unturned in protecting your rights and we are ready to assist you.