In most workers’ compensation cases, there are two parties involved: an employer and an injured worker. Because workers’ compensation is a “no-fault” system, it does not matter how a worker was injured. Personal injury suits, in contrast, rest on the condition of negligence; a plaintiff must demonstrate that the injury in question resulted from a defendant’s negligence.
In certain circumstances, a “third party” enters into the personal injury/workers’ compensation equation. In this case, a worker is injured as a result of an unaffiliated third party’s negligence while working.
If a worker is driving as a part of a business endeavor, to give an example, he or she may collide with another vehicle (unaffiliated with the employer). If the other driver’s negligence contributed to the accident, the injured worker is entitled to all the benefits of a workers’ compensation claim. In addition, because of the other driver’s negligence, the worker is also entitled to bring a third-party personal injury claim.
Bringing a third-party claim in addition to workers’ compensation is incredibly complicated. Obtaining compensation in a third-party claim affects workers’ compensation benefits, and may have a bearing on Social Security Disability. If you believe you have a third-party claim, we are ready to put our comprehensive knowledge to obtain all benefits and compensation to which you are entitled.
Bettendorf Third-Party Work Injury Lawyers
Having practiced personal injury and workers’ compensation law for more than two decades, our attorneys have a full knowledge of these processes. As such, we are ready to do everything possible to ensure that you maximize your compensation in the wake of an on-the-job injury.
We encourage you to get in touch as soon as possible.