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' compensation benefits.

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.

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