Waterford – New London, CT & RI Workplace Injury Lawyers
Although some jobs are naturally more dangerous than others, everyone still has the right to a safe workplace. Working with heavy equipment introduces the potential for serious workplace injuries.
At Polito & Harrington of Waterford – New London, CT, we strive to restore peace-of-mind to recently injured clients – so they can be prepared for the future.
Our Waterford – New London, CT workplace injury lawyers have over 30 years of experience practicing personal injury law, and are AV–Rated* Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy. Hands-on advocates, they handle workplace injury claims themselves, and work one–on–one with each personal injury client.
When Is a Workplace Injury More Than Workers’ Comp?
If your workplace injury was caused by someone other than your employer, then you can bring a suit against that person or entity as a personal injury claim.
This is called “third party liability,” and it is not subject to limits like a normal workers’ comp claim. Third party liability law applies, if your job site accident was caused by:
- Dangerous or defective machinery purchased from an outside business
- An employee of another contractor – like on a construction site
- Faulty safety equipment installed by an outside business
- A motorist, if you were in an auto accident while driving for work
- In Connecticut, an injury caused by a fellow employee with a motor vehicle
- Injuries caused by dangerous or defective equipment
Was The Workplace Accident In CT or RI Your Fault? You May Still Be Able To Recover.
For personal injury cases that involve dangerous machinery in Connecticut and Rhode Island, special “comparative liability” laws apply. Contact us for more information on how this may apply in your workplace injury case in CT & RI. We recommend that you find a CT or RI workplace injury lawyer as soon as you can, even if it is not with our personal injury firm. The longer you wait, the greater the chance that important information will be lost.
We will work hard to hold people and companies responsible for injuries caused by their carelessness.
How We Can Help You
For a free consultation at Polito & Harrington in Waterford, Connecticut, call 1.860.447.3300 or contact us online today. Personable, attentive, approachable advocates, they will respond promptly to any questions or concerns.
We are proud of our long record of successful personal injury verdicts and settlements in CT & RI, achieved for the benefit of our clients.
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