Work Injury Caused by Non-Co-Worker
Were you injured at work? If you are reading this page, it is likely that you or a loved one may have recently been injured while working here in Iowa. It is no secret that injuries at work are the most common type of injuries suffered by Iowans.
At Beattie Law Firm, we realize that Iowans spend so much time during the day at work that injuries are bound to happen. While one may initially think that Iowa workers’ compensation is the lone remedy for an injury at work, that may not always be the case.
Beyond Workers’ Compensation Benefits: Third Party Claims in Des Moines
If you are injured while you are working, and that injury was caused by someone other than your co-worker, then you might have rights extending beyond Iowa workers’ compensation.
Common examples of these on-the-job injuries include:
- Injuries caused by a negligent driver of a vehicle
- Injuries caused by another sub-contractor on a construction site
- Injuries caused by a poorly designed product
- Injuries caused by a poorly manufactured product
- Injuries caused by poor maintenance and upkeep of a property
These are just some examples of common workplace injuries that some of our clients have suffered. While it is important for an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to review your case for issues related to workers’ compensation, it is equally important to have a lawyer review and evaluate your case for potential recovery from a non-co-worker.