Workplace Accident Injury - Third Party Claims
Do You Have a Third-Party Claim?
Workers' compensation pays benefits for medical care, rehabilitation services, lost income and disability. If your injury happened because of the negligence of a third-party, you may be able to obtain compensation beyond what is provided by the workers' compensation system. In some cases, this can far exceed the compensation you receive from workers' compensation.
Common third-party claims arise from:
- Negligence by a contractor or sub-contractor
- Defective tools and equipment
- On-the-job vehicle accidents caused by someone other than yourself
A third-party claim can enable you to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering, in addition to your workers' compensation benefits. You can also obtain compensation for injuries caused by safety violations in your workplace.