When a person is injured or disabled due to the fault of another party — such as when an on-the-job injury occurs through the fault of another, or as the result of equipment failure – a personal injury claim may be possible. These cases often overlap with a workers’ compensation claim. We often partner with local counsel in these matters when they arise out of an on-the-job injury.
In most cases, a settlement can be reached with the insurance carriers. When this is not possible, a law suit is filed and the matter is decided by a judge or jury.
Common issues raised in a personal injury claim include:
- Liability for the conditions that caused the injury
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages/wage earning capacity
- Permanent impairment
- Non-specific damages, commonly referred to as "pain and suffering" or "punitive" claims
Causey Wright can provide assistance to people who reside in the greater Puget Sound area and were injured or disabled on-the-job through the fault of another.