How Can You Recover From A Third-Party Injury Claim?
Workers’ compensation benefits are intended to cover an employee’s expenses related to an on-the-job injury and protect an employer from lawsuit for these injuries, regardless of how the injury occurred. Sometimes, however, someone other than the employer, injured employee or co-workers contribute to the accident.
When a third party, such as a contractor, subcontractor or outside party, plays a role in a work-related accident or injury, that person or company can be held liable for the injury. These claims are entirely separate from your workers’ compensation claim and will not affect the outcome of the claim.
Helping You Recover All That You Are Owed Following An Accident
At Bonifield & Rosenstengel, P.C., our attorneys have been highly successful in holding third parties accountable for the role they played in our clients’ work-related injuries. We will investigate the details of your accident and help you understand any outside parties that you may have a third-party injury claim against.
If someone other than your employer or co-workers contributed to your on-the-job accident, please contact our third-party injury claims attorney. We will explain your legal options in pursuing damages against these individuals or companies. Call our St. Clair County law offices today at 618-215-2412 or toll free at 866-223-2525.
Some of the most common examples of a third party playing a role in an accident include:
- Other drivers hitting you or causing an auto accident while you are on the job
- Contractors contributing to a construction accident
- Non-employees on a job site who compromised the safety of the site
- Manufacturers of defective equipment being used at the time of the accident
We will investigate the circumstances and cause of the accident to determine what contributed to your injury and others who could be held responsible. Your workers’ compensation claim and third party claim are interrelated, and our attorneys understand what must be done to resolve issues between the two.