When Others Are Responsible For Your Workplace Accident
What Is A Third-Party Claim?
If you are injured at work, you may be able to file both a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim. When you are injured by a co-worker or because of negligence on the part of your employer, you will not be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against your company or those who work with you. However, if your injury was caused by someone unconnected to your employer, such as a contractor, you may be able to seek damages from the person or entity – the third party – who caused your workplace injury. These actions are known as third-party claims.
How We Can Help You
The deadline for filing third-party claims is often just one year from the date of the injury. This deadline can even be as little as 180 days after the accident when government entities are involved. During this time, you need to preserve evidence, gather medical records and be mindful of what you tell insurance carriers. To help you deal with all of this, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible following your work injury.
We at the firm of Brian Clymer, Attorney at Law, build cases designed to maximize the recovery our clients can receive in workers’ compensation and third-party claims. We work in conjunction with a carefully selected network of personal injury attorneys to build a comprehensive case on your behalf. While we create a convincing workers’ compensation claim, they construct a powerful third-party claim for you.
When you work with our Arizona law firm, you can trust that all aspects of your case are in the hands of experienced professionals who provide honest advice and straightforward answers.
Situations Where A Pima County Third-Party Claims Attorney May Be Able To Help You
Some situations that often involve third-party claims include:
- Construction accidents: These situations typically arise where a general contractor has failed to provide a safe workplace for the employee of the subcontractor.
- Company car accident: If you are driving for work purposes and are involved in a car accident, you may be able to sue the person who caused the accident.
- Injuries from defective products: Injuries caused by defective machines, tire blowouts, chemical exposure and other products may give rise to a third-party claim.