A third-party claim is a claim against a person or entity (third-party), other than your employer, who is at fault for an injury you suffered while at work. In these cases, the injured worker may make a claim against the person who caused their injury in addition to their workers’ compensation claim.
The most common type of third-party case is an automobile accident which occurs while the injured worker is on the job and which is caused by another driver. The third-party is the driver who caused the accident and the injured worker may make a claim against the other driver in addition to their workers’ compensation claim. Another common scenario where there may be a third-party claim is where a third-party’s property is unsafe or dangerous and causes an injury to you while you are on the job.
Third-party claims are extremely complex because they involve multiple parties and different legal standards. You should contact the experienced attorneys at Adams, Hill & Hess immediately if you have been involved in a work injury and you believe that you may have a third-party claim as well. We can help you determine if you have a third-party claim and take action to protect your interests for both your third-party claim and your workers’ compensation claim.
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