Third Party Liability for a Workers' Comp Claim
Columbia Workers' Compensation Attorney
If an individual is injured while performing the duties of employment,
the victim can be compensated for the injury through the worker's
compensation system. You have a right to access workers' comp insurance
to get benefits to pay your medical bills and a portion of your lost income
from work, but these benefits can be inadequate. It is not necessary that
you prove that your employer was at fault to be eligible to receive workers'
Contact our Columbia personal injury lawyer to file a workers' compensation claim.
How We Can Assist with Your Third Party Claim
The amount you are due under state law will rarely be sufficient to address
the losses you have suffered, such as pain and suffering. Further, you
cannot sue your employer in order to receive more compensation. An experienced
workers' compensation lawyer, however, can be of great assistance
in this situation by identifying possible third parties who can may have
contributed to the accident and injuries, and thereby increase the amount
of compensation you could recover.
Understanding Your Case
An example of a third party claim is when a worker is injured by malfunctioning
equipment. In this case, any of the following could be held liable:
- The manufacturer
- The distributor
- The seller
A person in the workplace who is not the employer could be sued if that
person engaged in any negligent act that led to your injuries. A third
party claim allows the injured party to file a lawsuit, and if the third
party is found to be negligent, compensation for lost wages, medical expenses,
pain and suffering, and any other legitimate damages could be recoverable.
At the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, we are dedicated to helping
our clients who have suffered
workplace injuries to pursue third party claims where they exist. We are experienced in handling
these claims and work hard to maximize the amount of compensation you
recover for your injuries. To find out how we can help,
contact us today.