Injured in an Industrial Accident? You May Have a Claim Against These Third Parties

David W. Hodges
David Hodges is a founding partner of Kennedy Hodges. He focuses his practice on personal injury claims.

Working in an industrial factory presents many potential risks for employees. This type of workplace environment often requires workers to utilize complicated and heavy machinery and equipment. It also may involve exposure to harsh chemicals. If a worker is injured in an industrial accident, the resulting medical bills and resulting expenses can add up very quickly. Fortunately, injured workers may be entitled to pursue third-party injury claims in addition to obtaining workers’ compensation.

Third Parties Who Are Potentially Liable for an Industrial Workplace Accident Injury

Who are the potential third parties that might be liable for your industrial workplace injury? The following are nine common examples:

  1. Contractors hired to visit the plant to clean the industrial equipment.
  2. The party that owns the property where the industrial accident took place.
  3. Contractors hired to deliver chemicals to the plant.
  4. The manufacturer of the tools used in the industrial accident.
  5. Contractors hired to deliver parts or supplies to the plant.
  6. The distributor of the equipment involved in the industrial accident.
  7. The seller of the equipment or tools used in the industrial accident.
  8. The party offering equipment for rent if the equipment involved in the industrial accident was rented.
  9. The company hired to service and repair the industrial equipment involved in the accident.

Determining who the potential parties may be to your third-party workplace injury claim requires the guidance of a knowledgeable professional. It is crucial to target the correct parties in order to maximize your chances for obtaining compensation for your losses.  These losses may be extensive, and without pursuing a claim, you may not have the ability to afford the costs of treatment or take the time away from work that you need in order to recover properly. We have assisted many clients in pursuing their legal claims after an injury. We encourage you to check out our many case results to learn more about the experiences of these past clients.