Atlanta Factory & Industrial Accident Lawyer
Manufacturing comes with a long list of potential hazards—overexertion, cruising injuries, amputation, repetitive strain injuries, and slip and falls are just a few of the most common injuries that factory workers face. In fact, 15 percent of all nonfatal injuries and illnesses are within the manufacturing industry, according to the BLS. Tragically, factory workers face high death rates, with roughly 350 fatalities a year, according to the BLS.
Many of these injuries (and deaths) are simply a result of the dangerous nature of the job or are caused by an employer cutting corners to increase profit. Others, however, are caused by a third party who is not employed by your employer. If such a person or company caused your injury, you could hold them financially accountable for 100 percent of your damages, unlike in a workers’ compensation claim that only pays up to two-thirds of your average weekly wages, in addition to medical benefits.
If you believe that the incident was, in fact, caused by a third party, we urge you to reach out to the Atlanta factory workplace accident lawyer at Sawyer Injury Law. We will hold the negligent party responsible for their careless or reckless actions while seeking financial justice for you and your family.
Examples of Third Parties in an Atlanta Factory Workplace Accident
- A contractor driving a forklift, truck, or heavy machinery in or around the factory;
- A company that manufactured defective parts, machinery, tools, products, or other equipment;
- A driver of a personal passenger vehicle hit you in the parking lot;
- Any other person on the job site who caused your injury who is not employed by your employer.
Damages in a Third-Party Personal Injury Claim
- Hospital bills and other medical expenses, including out-of-pocket expenses and ongoing care;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress;
- Loss of joy in life;
- Property damage;
- Lost wages;
- Lost earning capacity due to disability;
- Scarring and disfigurement damages; and
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
- Up to two-thirds wage compensation based on your average weekly wages;
- Medical care;
- Travel expenses to get to and from your doctor; and
- If applicable, vocational training.
The Importance of Reducing Clawback
As listed above, the total compensation that you can receive in a personal injury claim is much larger than the compensation you can receive in a workers’ compensation claim. It is ideal to file both types of claims to maximize your compensation. However, the drawback is that, down the road when and if you win your third-party liability lawsuit, your employer’s insurance company may “claw back” what they believe they are owed.
In some cases, this leaves the plaintiff with nothing to show for the months and years of waiting for their personal injury lawsuit to end. An attorney can help reduce this clawback so that you are fairly compensated for the pain and suffering and other damages you have suffered.
Contact an Atlanta Factory Workplace Accident Attorney Today
The person or company that caused your injuries is responsible for paying what is fair, but that will only happen if you force them to by filing a personal injury claim against them. Let us help you by ensuring that you are in competent hands. Contact us today at Sawyer Injury Law and schedule a free consultation with an Atlanta factory workplace accident lawyer.