Third-Party Liability for Job Site Accidents

 

Job site accidents become increasingly complex when third-party liability comes into play. That is where we come in.

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Stinson Law Group is your trusted partner in navigating third-party liability claims for job site accidents throughout Montana and Wyoming.

Our team of third-party liability lawyers offers over 50 years of combined experience and a deep commitment to our clients. We will fight for your rights and help you seek the maximum compensation for your injuries.

What You Need to Know About
Third-Party Liability

Third-party liability arises when a party other than the employer is legally responsible for an employee’s injury. Contractors, subcontractors, equipment manufacturers, or other third parties could be found legally liable if their negligence contributed to the accident.

Third-party liability is separate from a workers’ compensation claim. In a typical workplace accident case, the injured worker is limited to receiving workers’ compensation benefits from their employer. In third-party liability cases, the injured worker may also pursue a separate legal claim against a responsible third party to obtain additional compensation beyond what is available through workers’ compensation.

Have You Been In A Job Site Accident?

The Attorneys of Stinson Law Group practice personal injury, business, and criminal defense law statewide in both Wyoming and Montana. If you’ve been involved in an accident and need the best job site injury lawyer, please contact us for a free consultation.

Situations When a Third Party May Be Liable for a Construction Site Accident

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there were 5,486 fatal work injuries in the United States in 2022. Workers in the construction industry represented a large percentage of those fatalities.

Some examples of situations in which a third party may be held liable for a construction site accident include:

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Defective Equipment

A manufacturer may be held liable when a worker is injured due to a defect in equipment or machinery. The team at Stinson Law Group was able to obtain a significant financial settlement for a client who was injured due to faulty brakes on a forklift. Other examples of defective equipment include:

  • Negligent design or manufacture of safety devices or equipment
  • Use of substandard materials in constructing scaffolds and other structures

Contractor/Subcontractor Negligence

A contractor or subcontractor may be liable if their negligence contributed to a job site accident. Examples of contractor or subcontractor negligence include:

  • Collapsed wall constructed or fabricated by a subcontractor
  • Faulty wiring by an electrical contractor

Determining liability in job site accidents can be complex. Don’t go it alone. Our team of job site accident lawyers has the experience and expertise needed to assess liability with thorough investigations.

How a Third-Party Liability Lawyer Can Help

Our skilled team of third-party liability lawyers will handle all aspects of your case, allowing you to focus on your recovery during this challenging time.
We will start by gathering evidence to support your third-party liability claim by conducting a thorough investigation into the job site accident. This includes reviewing accident reports, interviewing witnesses, and consulting with experts if necessary to determine liability.

Once liability is established, we will negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf. Insurance companies will try to minimize your payout, but Stinson Law Group will ensure your rights are protected to help you receive the best possible outcome for your case.

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Understanding Third-Party Liability Claims By State

Each state has unique statutes, regulations, and legal precedents that can significantly impact the outcome of a third-party liability claim. It’s important to consider these differences to navigate the legal process effectively and increase the likelihood of a favorable outcome.

Third-Party Liability Claims in Wyoming

In Wyoming, third-party liability claims are subject to the state’s comparative fault laws. This means that if you are found to be partially at fault for the accident, your compensation may be reduced proportionally. Wyoming also has a statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims, so it’s important to act quickly to protect your rights. Contact Stinson Law Group to learn more about specific laws surrounding third-party liability claims in Wyoming.

Third-Party Liability Claims in Montana

Third-party liability claims in Montana are also subject to comparative fault laws. Montana follows a modified comparative fault system, which means you can’t be more than 50 percent negligent or responsible for your injury. Understanding these laws is crucial for ensuring that your rights are protected. Contact Stinson Law Group to learn more about specific laws surrounding third-party liability claims in Montana.

Why Choose Stinson Law Group

Stinson Law Group has a long history of successfully representing clients in third-party liability cases. Our team of experienced attorneys understands the complexities of these cases. We are dedicated to providing you with the personalized attention and aggressive representation you deserve.
We are here to answer any questions you might have about your claim, our process, and the legal system.

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation

If you’ve been injured in a job site accident and believe a third party may be liable, don’t wait to seek legal help. Schedule a free consultation today to discuss your case and explore your legal options.

PREPARE ALL CASES FOR TRIAL TO GET YOU THE BEST RESULT

Decades of experience tell us to prepare all cases, big or small, for trial. A legal team that does not prepare your case for trial is an easy target for the other side and is likely to lose. The best settlement occurs when you, your lawyer, and your law team are ready for trial. At Stinson Law Group, we are ready for trial and the other side knows it.

HAVE THE EXPERIENCE AND TEAM TO REPRESENT YOU

Experience tells us using a “case team” best predicts a win. At Stinson Law Group our case team is a lead lawyer who will try your case if required, conduct settlement negotiations, and interact with the court and opposing counsel; a dedicated trial support legal team for research and document preparation; and an experienced paralegal for organization and investigation.

UNDERSTANDING AND ACCESSIBLE

You should feel comfortable asking any question and get an understandable answer from your lawyer and their legal team. We pride ourselves on treating our clients respectfully, explaining things clearly, and answering all questions. This may well be your first time in the legal system, but we have thousands of hours of handling cases just like yours. We will guide you.

“When you have a legal issue, the system is tough to understand and impossible to navigate by yourself. It is a discouraging experience that leaves you feeling helpless. No person, family, or business should have to go through that alone. You need someone who will stand with you, and someone who can win for you. That person is Scott Stinson.”

— T. Fitzgerald, Stinson Law Group Client

“Ours is the only system in the world where one person, through the use of the legal system and a lawyer, can hold a business, a corporation or a person accountable for harm they caused.”

— Laurence Stinson, Partner, Stinson Law Group Client

“We felt from our first meeting we could put our trust in the Stinson Law Group and they would do their very best for us. The staff was always very kind and helpful anytime we called.”

— The Wakes, Stinson Law Group Client

“I highly recommend hiring the Stinson Law Group…! They are incredibly thorough, good communicators, and have a lot of experience to make you feel at ease with handling your case.”

— M. Joondeph, Stinson Law Group Client

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