Workplace Accidents

When Maine workers get hurt by a third party, we get them back on their feet

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Mainers take pride in their work. In exchange for their time, effort, and commitment, they expect to be paid fairly and treated with respect by their employers. But companies owe their employees more than a paycheck. No matter where you work – at a construction site, on a factory floor, behind a desk or behind the wheel – your employer owes you a safe place to do your job.

Unfortunately, employers in Maine and throughout the country too often fail to meet this obligation. Even in relatively safe work environments, employees can still sustain severe work-related injuries, many of which are caused by a third-party individual or entity separate from the employer. In 2017 alone, at least 2.8 Americans were hurt on the job and 5,147 workers lost their lives while working. If that is not bad enough, experts believe the number of workplace injuries is likely much higher still because many workers don’t report workplace injuries due to fear of losing their jobs or other retaliation by employers.

If you feel you’ve suffered a serious injury due to a negligent worker, subcontractor, defective product manufacturer, or any other third-party entity other than your employer, we can help.

We specialize in obtaining full compensation for third-party workplace injury cases

When Maine workers suffer work-related injuries, they need and deserve compensation to make up for their lost wages, cover their medical bills, and provide for their families while they recover from their injuries.

For over a century, the workplace injury lawyers at Berman & Simmons have helped and protected countless individuals who experienced serious injuries or illnesses at work due to a third party other than their employer. We continue to build on this proud legacy by fighting every day for the rights and well-being of our injured clients, working tirelessly to obtain the full amount of compensation available for their work-related losses.

We assist workers in getting third-party liability compensation when an individual or entity other than the employer causes the workplace accident, including losses arising from:

  • Construction accidents
  • Industrial accidents
  • Exposure to toxic or hazardous materials
  • Heavy machinery accidents
  • Transportation accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Explosions and fires
  • Falling objects
  • Repetitive motion
  • Workplace violence

We make sure you get all of the compensation you deserve

Many employees believe that if they are injured at work, filing a claim for Maine workers’ compensation benefits may be the only way to get their medical bills paid and their lost income replaced. In many circumstances, however, an injured employee may have a personal injury claim for compensation against individuals or companies other than their employer if those parties contributed to their accident or injury. That’s where we come in.

Since workers’ compensation benefits alone may not cover all the losses suffered by an employee a workplace accident, claims against “third-parties” can be critically important to ensure full compensation. Some damages that might be obtainable in a personal injury lawsuit, such as compensation for pain and suffering, are unavailable in workers’ compensation claims.

Get Maine’s best injury lawyers on your side

Berman & Simmons is widely recognized as Maine’s best personal injury and medical malpractice law firm. While we are honored by such accolades, we are never complacent or satisfied. For us, it is not enough just to be the best trial firm in Maine. Rather, we strive every day to be one of the very best trial law firms in the Country. With our unmatched resources, expertise, and determined advocacy, we have recovered over $1.35 billion for our clients.

Our long track record of success comes from our commitment to providing clients with excellence in legal representation coupled with genuine care and concern about their well-being. We work hard to earn your trust. When you hire us as your lawyers, you can expect us to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and give you sound guidance. You will have our pledge to use all our experience, skill, and tenacity to maximize the compensation we obtain for you.

And, with Maine’s best injury attorneys in your corner, you can focus on your health, and get back to living your life.

Call the Maine workplace injury lawyers at Berman & Simmons today for your free consultation

Please contact Berman & Simmons today at (207)784-3576 to arrange for your free consultation to discuss your questions and concerns about your work-related injury. You pay nothing unless we obtain compensation for you by settlement or jury verdict. We welcome the opportunity to help you.

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    Many states have strict deadlines for filing personal injury claims.

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    The other insurance company is likely already building their client’s case against you.

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    Witnesses may become unavailable and evidence may be lost or degraded with time.

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    You’ll need help navigating your medical care and dealing with financial pressures.

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    You need peace of mind to focus on your recovery.

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  • How common are workplace injuries?

    Unfortunately, too common. In 2017, 2.8 million Americans were hurt while on the job, and 5,147 were killed. In addition, many researchers believe that the number of work related injuries is actually much higher, due to the fact that workers may not want to report their injury.

  • What kind of workplace injuries can Berman & Simmons attorneys help with?

    Our attorneys have extensive experience in a wide range of work related injury cases, including (but not limited to): 

    • Construction accidents
    • Exposure to toxic materials
    • Accidents resulting from transportation
    • Fires
    • Explosions
    • Repetitive motions
    • Industrial accidents
    • Accidents resulting from heavy machinery
    • Electrocution
    • Falling objects
    • Workplace violence
  • Should I just file a claim with workers’ compensation?

    Many workers believe that filing a claim with workers’ compensation is the only way to retrieve lost income and cover medical expenses. In reality, workers’ compensation usually fails to cover all of a victim’s losses from their workplace injury. In addition, workers’ compensation provides nothing for pain and suffering incurred through an injury. If you have a personal injury claim against a company or individual other than your employer who contributed to the injury occurring, talk to one of our skilled attorneys.

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