Workplace Injury Claims
Any serious injury or death to a loved one or family member, you should call Giddens law firm. Even if you believe it is a Worker’s Compensation matter, you should call us. We handle matters knows as third party liability cases. These are typically known as those that involve Workmen’s Compensation as a remedy, while allowing a plaintiff to recover against other parties, separate and distinct from their employer.
Cases like this can be a minefield. The Worker’s Compensation carrier is entitled to subrogation, or repayment of the monies recovered later in the third party lawsuit.
Obtaining consensus and/or agreements on the front end is the best way to handle this situation. The following is an example of a third party case we were involved in a couple of years ago: A forklift was left on a job site and that forklift was rented in an unsafe condition or improperly used. For men used the forklift and while it was fully extended over 35 feet in the air it tipped over and crashed. Workers Compensation paid for the medical bills and temporary or total disability of the survivors . However, issues against the contractor, subcontractors, heavy equipment rental agencies, or manufacturers had to be immediately investigated.
When four families in Mississippi suffered a terrible tragedy on a construction site at the education building at Ole Miss, The Giddens Firm took on the tough case of suing the manufacturer of the all-terrain forklift and the basket which was improperly attached and the rental agency. Our firm hired the most reputable and well-respected experts from around the country who were knowledgeable and the area of warnings, human factors, manufacturing design, and implementation. The case ended in a favorable resolution for their clients and their families.
When you are interviewing a prospective attorney or firm, ask the tough questions about whether this prospective firm has had success in the court room with a product liability case. Get details. Where was the case tried. What was the verdict?
While every case is factually different, a lawyer with experience in handling the type of case you have is a good place to start. What you have to understand when hiring a lawyer is that it is and can be a 2 to 3 year journey or longer. You have to trust implicitly a lawyer and his/her staff to always put your interests first in the litigation and keep you informed throughout the process.
At the Giddens Firm, personal injury is what we have done for over 22 years and it’s always do. We are not afraid to roll our sleeves up and handle tough cases for clients against big insurance companies with unlimited resources.
If you are loved one has sustained a crippling, serious, or devastating/catastrophic personal-injury or a family member has suffered the death, we will help you. We will mobilize our team to the crash site or construction site or going wherever needed
to preserve evidence for your case. Call us 24/7, for immediate help.
Time is often not on your side, it is imperative you take immediate action as soon as possible, so please call us today for a free legal consultation and case analysis toll-free @ 1-888-335-2022.