It is not uncommon for a workplace injury to be caused by a third party other than a co-employee. When this happens, we can explore the option of filing a third-party claim that is outside or in addition to a workers' compensation claim.
Attorney Boughter has extensive experience as a former insurance defense lawyer and now only represents good people against the insurance industry and at fault persons and companies. Attorney Boughter is not intimidated by the tactics or financial resources of large insurance companies. If you were hurt at work, it is wise to put an aggressive fighter in your corner to explore every avenue of recovery, including viable third party claims against product manufacturers or other companies who may be at fault for your injuries.
The Boughter Law Office works with injured workers who sustain injury due to the negligence of a third party. Third parties may include employees of other companies, general contractors on construction sites or any other person or company not under the same employer as the injured worker. If a worker has been injured due to the fault of a third party, the Boughter Law Office will promptly investigate the probability of recovery, consult with experts and provide assistance in recovering compensation from the party at fault.
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Why are so many people moving to Indiana from Illinois? According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 20,000 Illinoisans moved to Indiana in 2015 alone. That’s the equivalent of 54 people relocating to become Hoosiers each day.
This statistic is no anomaly. Over the past 10 years, more than 119,000 Illinois residents crossed over to become official Hoosiers. This steady, decade-long migration from the Land of Lincoln begs the question, “Why are…
Absolutely not. There is never a fee for a consultation.
Will I be billed monthly for any costs?
No. At our discretion, we advance all costs during our representation of you and do not send monthly bills. At the end of our representation, all costs advanced will be clearly itemized for you so you know exactly where every dollar is going.
What’s meant by statute of limitations?
Statute of limitations refers to the need to file a lawsuit within a time limit. In Indiana, most injury cases, such as auto accidents or slip-and-fall claims, have a two-year statute of limitations, but not all. Some lawsuits, such as lawsuits against the government require a notice within a shorter period of time. The time begins to run when a cause of action accrues. A good example is someone negligently running into your car. The statute of limitation begins on the day of the accident. This issue can become more complicated, however. Sometimes, you have no way of knowing that you have a cause of action for years, such as discovering ill effects from taking a medication or being exposed to chemicals. It is important to seek the advice of an attorney and doctor if you suspect that you are having problems but don't know for sure if it relates to the negligence of another or an unreasonably dangerous product.
What am I entitled to recover after an accident?
You may be entitled to a number of different types of damages under Indiana law. Some of the more common types of damages in accident cases are: reasonable and necessary medical expenses, lost earnings, reduced earning capacity in the future, future medical expenses and prescriptions, pain and suffering, and permanent impairment.
Do I have to go to court if I want to recover monetary damages?
Maybe. Your case may settle even before your attorney files a lawsuit; on the other hand, it may go all the way to a trial and a jury verdict. The majority of lawsuits are settled before they get to trial, but what happens in your case depends on the facts, the law and the parties involved.
If the accident was my fault, can I still recover compensation?
Some states have no-fault insurance laws. This means that you may be able to make some recovery of economic damages from your own insurance company. In other states, if your fault is found to be over a certain level, it is more difficult to recover compensation. An attorney in your state can advise you on the rules in your area.
Can I sue my employer?
In Indiana, you cannot sue your employer in a regular court for their negligence in causing your injury; your only remedy is work comp. There are special situations on construction sites, however. Call our office for more information. 1-877-750-HURT (4878).
Are all on the job injuries covered by worker’s compensation even if the injury was my fault?
Almost all on the job injuries will be covered. Although many employers do not understand this point, your work comp claim cannot be denied because it was your fault. Work comp is a “no fault” system.
Can I be treated by my own doctor for a work related injury?
In Indiana, the employer has the right to direct medical treatment, and this includes the right to pick the doctor. There are exceptions, such as seeking emergency treatment or seeking treatment after the employer or work comp insurer refuses to provide care. However, generally speaking, if you choose to go to your own doctor, you will be expected to pay for those bills.
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