Third Party Liability in Workers’ Compensation

Third Party Liability

In general, third party liability applies to bodily injury that is caused by a third party as a result of some action, inaction, or negligence on their part. The person receiving the injury has to require treatment or care in order for third party liability to take effect.

For example, in an accident on a construction site, the employer may have not been at fault. Perhaps a defective piece of equipment caused the injury, in which case the equipment manufacturer could be responsible. In this case, a personal injury lawsuit could be filed against the manufacturer of the defective equipment.

For example, in an accident on a construction site, the employer may have not been at fault. Perhaps a defective piece of equipment caused the injury, in which case the equipment manufacturer could be responsible. In this case, a personal injury lawsuit could be filed against the manufacturer of the defective equipment.

Workers’ compensation allows you to receive some financial support while you are out of work, plus payment for medical expenses, but it does not always cover your complete financial and medical needs. It also does not allow you to sue your employer for the injuries that were sustained.

A third party personal injury claim may be the best alternative that you can take for yourself and your family. The key is always a thorough investigation of the accident and its causes, combined with a complete understanding of the laws regarding personal liability.

Filing a personal liability action does not prevent us from ensuring that your workers’ compensation benefits are paid as well. The lawsuit may take some time to successfully complete. At times, our skills as negotiators can be utilized to obtain a fair settlement of your claims. Not all work-related injuries will result in a personal injury claim., but when they do, it’s important to have an experienced lawyer on your side.

If you have questions about a work-related accident that involves a third-party liability, call McAleer Law.

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