When A Third Party Is Liable In Your Workplace Injury Case
As an employee engaged in construction or any other line of work, you are likely eligible for workers’ compensation benefits after being hurt on the job. Another source of relief might be a third-party claim if someone other than your employer contributed to the circumstances of your accident.
Keep in mind that your workers’ compensation benefits will go only so far. Workers’ compensation does not cover pain and suffering or many of the extra costs that a serious injury brings. The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery is available to evaluate the facts of your case to determine whether you can bring a third-party claim.
Beyond Typical Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Typically, after a workplace injury, you will be eligible for medical care as long as your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer agrees that it is necessary. After missing out on work and income for longer than seven days, you should also receive:
- Temporary income benefits (TIBs) while you are healing
- Impairment income benefits (IIBs) if you remain disabled
These benefits will be a portion of your usual wages. They will not cover many of the expenses that your family may struggle with after you have been seriously injured.
Find Out Whether A Third Party Was Responsible
For personalized information about your rightful workers’ compensation benefits and a potential third-party claim, talk to a lawyer who advises injured workers often, as we do at The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery.
When we evaluate the facts, we may determine that a third party other than your employer contributed to your accident. A personal injury lawsuit on your behalf might target a negligent individual or company, such as:
- A manufacturer of a defective product
- An individual or company that owned or managed a motor vehicle that injured you on the job site
- A subcontractor who left behind debris
The Sooner We Can Start The Investigation, The Better
Our goal, if we represent you after an injury on the job, is to help make you financially whole. We will assist you by pursuing all available sources and channels of recovery on your behalf. Our experience and knowledge as career personal injury attorneys can be invaluable. We are available to be your dedicated advocates after a construction accident, an oilfield accident or any workplace accident.