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In an Accident? Our Work Injury Lawyer Can Help You.

If you have been involved in a serious accident while performing work-related duties, we understand that you could be left reeling in the wake of such a serious life event. Accidents at work can be incredibly serious, no matter the industry or field. If you or someone you love has been involved in a workplace accident, or if you are seeking financial damages after being involved in a work-related accident, speak with our firm immediately. The injury attorney at Kornfeld, Trudell, Bowen and Lingenbrink can help you through the legal process of filing for financial compensation. Call (425) 559-9483 today!

When Can I Sue Outside of Workers’ Compensation?

Although a workers’ compensation claim can cover things like temporary disability or time away from work, the reality is, the amount of compensation could actually fail to cover non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. Depending on the nature of the case, there are certain times when an injured worker can file a lawsuit by way of a personal injury claim rather than through the workers’ compensation system.

  • Defective Product
  • Toxic Substances
  • 3rd Party Negligence
  • Employer Negligence
  • No Workers’ Comp Insurance Coverage
  • Other Qualifying Events

10 Most Common OSHA Standard Violations

  • Failure to Prevent or Reduce Falls
  • Failure to Classify Chemicals & Communicate Potential Hazards
  • Scaffolding Violations (Failure to Support Weight or Load)
  • Failure to Provide Protective Equipment (Respiratory Protection)
  • Lockout/Tagout Violations (Failure to Control Hazardous Energy)
  • Powered Industrial Truck Failure to Meet Design Requirements
  • Ladder and Stairway Violations
  • Failed Electrical Wiring, Wiring Methods, Components or Equipment
  • Failure to Meet Requirements for Machinery & Machine Guards
  • Electrical System Installation, Design & Use Violations

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Questions

  • What things can financial compensation cover?

    Answer

    In a work injury claim, financial compensation can cover a number of things. Primarily, your financial recovery will include things like: time away from work, potential lost wages or earning capacity (due to loss in ability to perform work-related tasks), past and future medical bills, rehabilitation costs, emergency medical care (such as ambulance transportation), or other accident-related expenses (such as medication or needing a wheel chair).

  • Is there a time limit on filing a claim?

    Answer

    Yes. Depending on your State’s injury laws, there will be a time limit on filing a claim (also known as a statute of limitations) after a workplace injury has occurred. Each state recognizes its own statute of limitations and will typically range anywhere between 200 days to 2 years or more, depending on circumstances. Taking action immediately after your accident will be crucial to the success of your claim.

  • What should I do after an accident?

    Answer

    Immediately following a work-related incident, we highly suggest that you report the injury to your employer or to a similar entity (such as your Human Resources department). The validity of a work injury case could be contingent on whether you reported the work-related injury in a timely fashion. You may only have as little as 30 days to report the injury to your employer. Speak with us to help make sure all of your bases are covered.

  • Can I file a lawsuit over a workplace injury?

    Answer

    Workers’ compensation exists as a type of protection for both employers and employees. Generally speaking, a workers’ compensation claim can help protect employers from serious lawsuits brought by employees. A lawsuit can be brought over a workplace injury in cases involving third party negligence, such as a negligent equipment manufacturer or other events.

  • Robert Kornfeld

    Senior Attorney & Founding Partner

    At Kornfeld, Trudell, Bowen and Lingenbrink, our professionals are devoted to representing clients who have suffered major injuries due to the negligence of another. We believe in providing a voice for the wrongfully injured and their families, and ensuring justice is restored on their behalf.

    We are equipped to represent clients who have cases involving major personal injury such as medical malpractice, construction site injuries, motor vehicle collisions, maritime accidents, nursing home or elder abuse, and other serious injury claims. With more than 100 years of combined experience, we have handled all types of serious injury claims including those involving catastrophic injuries resulting in paralysis, quadriplegia, traumatic brain injuries, burns and chemical exposures, electrical injuries and/or wrongful death.

  • Rob Kornfeld’s Story

    The Moment My Life Changed Forever

    Every attorney will tell you they will work hard for you – that they will go to bat to get you a good settlement after you’ve been injured. But the truth is, some lawyers get consistently better results for one reason or another. I’d like to share with you the reason I am so passionate and committed to fighting for the rights of the injured and why I’ve had great success winning substantial settlements for my clients, whether they were hurt on the job, in a motor vehicle or other type of accident or were injured because of medical malpractice or were discriminated or harassed at work causing an employment problem.

    Just a few years into practicing law, my life changed drastically and permanently. I was a young attorney, husband and father living and working in Seattle. I was driving my car back home from work on Lake City Way on an ordinary July day in 1985 when it happened – that life changing moment – a moment I still can’t remember because I was severely injured. I woke up in the hospital, in pain and disoriented from a head injury – I had no idea what had happened. The police told my family that a truck driving in the oncoming lane had rear-ended a car, forcing it into my lane where it hit me head-on. This is my car after the wreck: I was lucky to have survived the collision, and I didn’t know it at the time, but I was about to begin a long journey of recovering from this traumatic injury.

    During the long months I spent recuperating, I thought a lot about my life – past, present and future. Something I read in college came back to me – Keats said, “Nothing ever becomes real until it is experienced.” This explains why I fight so hard for my clients. I have been where you are. I have been hurt – badly – through no fault of my own – and know how frustrating it can be. You may be feeling anger – anger at the person that hurt you. Pain – physical pain from your injuries and mental anguish as you worry if you’ll recover physically, financially and emotionally. Shock – you may be in disbelief that something so traumatic has happened to you and struggling to understand why. I understand because I experienced all these emotions and more. “Why me?” I asked myself many times. I worried about my family, my finances and how my injuries would affect my future. Because I’ve been where you are, I get it, and that’s why I’ll doggedly fight for you

    Over the next several years, I had ten very difficult surgeries to try to restore what was broken. Some of the wounds healed – cuts and scrapes were managed with sutures – even though they left scars. I recovered fully from a mild traumatic brain injury suffered in the accident. But the crash I was lucky to survive at all also did permanent damage that will never heal. I lost a kneecap, and with that, my ability to enjoy many recreational activities I had once loved and for those I could still do, I could no longer reach the same level of performance I was once able to do. For years, even a walk around the block was excruciating and though I’m able to be more active now, I will never be fully physically restored. Weeks in the hospital, multiple surgeries, physical therapy and recovery cost me time with my wife and children that I will never get back. I understand what you’re going through and will be fierce in my pursuit of a settlement for you.

    When you’ve been injured – permanently and irrefutably injured – your life will never be the same. Whatever plans you made may have to be scrapped and redrawn depending on the long term effects of what happened to you. I have a good life. I’ve been practicing law for more than 30 years, have a great family, fulfilling hobbies and interests and make time for supporting my community.

    But it’s not the life I would have had if that truck driver had not been careless and sent a tank (an old Pontiac Bonneville station wagon) careening head on into me. Coping with that reality and how your life will change after a serious injury is a challenge – one that I understand. You can certainly still have a fulfilling life – but you should also be compensated for the life you would have had – for opportunities gone and quality of life lost when you were injured. I will fight for a settlement that reflects not only your injuries now, but the long term effects they will have on your life.

    I recovered from life threatening injuries. It was a harrowing experience. From this, I know first-hand how important it is to focus on recovery – physical, emotional and financial. Because I have been where you are and understand how it is to be injured, in pain, uncertain and stressed, you will not find a more compassionate, understanding and committed personal injury lawyer.

    My life changed one summer day in 1985 and as a result, I understand how it feels to be injured and unable to work, to feel the pressure of mounting medical bills with no wages coming in, to worry about whether and to what extent you will recover and what all this means to your family’s emotional and financial well-being. For 30 years, I have been helping people just like you navigate the legal system, recover medical bills, lost wages, compensation for pain and suffering and other damages.

The Proof Is in Our Results

  • Construction Accident

    $2,590,000

    Construction Worker Injured on Job Site

  • Medical Malpractice

    $2,500,000

    Victim of Nursing/Hospital Negligence

  • Wrongful death

    $750,000

    Medical Malpractice Surgical Negligence

Why Choose Our Team?

Trial lawyers who are committed to helping you recover the compensation you deserve.

  • Over 100+ Years Collective Experience

  • You Pay No Fees Unless We Win

  • Free Consultations at A Location Convenient for You

  • Over $30 Million in Settlements Achieved for Our Clients

Tell Us About Your Case

We can meet with you at your home, a convenient meeting location or in the hospital, day or nighttime and weekends.

Client Testimonials

Your Case Is in Good Hands

  • “Given his extensive knowledge and remarkable experience in medical malpractice, Rob is without doubt, the BEST advocate anyone could hope for.”

    Medical Malpractice Client

  • “We felt heard, supported and confident being represented”

    Medical Malpractice Client

  • “Their drive, professionalism, and experience resulted in a significant financial award for me.”

    Car Accident Client

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