If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, workers’ compensation is available to provide for your medical care and lost wages as a result of not being able to work. Workers’ compensation, however, won’t fully compensate you for all of your losses.
There are many types of workplace accidents that can give rise to third party liability. An example would be someone who is driving for work, and is rear ended by another driver. That person would be able to apply for workers’ compensation, and then, may also be able to file suit against the other driver to recover any losses that weren’t covered by workers’ compensation. Third party actions aren’t limited to traffic accidents though. Third party lawsuits can arise from accidents caused by defective products, machine malfunctions, or the negligent actions of an outside contractor, subcontractor, or even a superior contractor at your worksite.
Please contact us if you or a loved one has been injured in a workplace accident, and let us investigate whether there may be a third party who was responsible for these injuries.