Oregon Attorneys for Third Party Liability for Work Accidents
Defective tools or dangerous work equipment that caused your injury may be grounds for a lawsuit above and beyond workers' compensation benefits.
Trial attorneys Peter O. Hansen and Evohl Malagon approach every workplace injury case thinking about possible third party claims. As a legal team, our firm's partners have more than 70 years of experience handling workers' comp cases. We know where to look and what questions to ask to determine if clients have additional claims.
If you suspect that badly designed, poorly maintained or intentionally altered work equipment caused your serious injury, contact the Law Offices of Hansen Malagon in Portland, Oregon, for a free case evaluation.
Dangerous Workplace Equipment
The potential claims are endless — any product used in construction, manufacturing, industrial plants, warehouses or maintenance work:
- Ladders and scaffolding
- Forklifts and heavy equipment
- Punch presses and industrial machinery
- Power tools and construction equipment
- Industrial chemicals
The manufacturer may be liable for defective work equipment, but many other parties could be party to a lawsuit: distributors and retailers, suppliers of components and raw materials, software designers, construction subcontractors, equipment rental companies, or machinery maintenance companies.
We follow all leads to identify possible claims. In certain cases an employer can be sued for negligence, such as a safety guard on work equipment deliberately disabled to speed production if your workers' compensation claim is denied.
There are limitations on employer-paid benefits for a work injury. In a product liability lawsuit, your lawyer can seek full damages for lost past and future earnings, pain and suffering and interference with normal life activities.
Call the Law Offices of Hansen Malagon at 503-821-7934 or 866-661-8679. We have offices in Portland, Gresham/Clackamas, Salem or Eugene/Springfield, and offer a free case evaluation. Although our firm bears the initial cost of experts to prove liability, there are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation.