Can You Sue Someone After Suffering A Workplace Injury?
You may have heard that workers’ compensation takes the place of civil litigation for injured employees. This may be true when claims between injured workers and their employers are straightforward. Except in extreme, rare cases, workers cannot generally bring lawsuits against their employers. Instead, they make claims for workers’ compensation benefits, including medical care and wage loss compensation.
In many work-related injury cases, a workers’ compensation claim is not the end of the story. If another person or entity other than the worker’s employer is to blame, there may be an opportunity to bring a third-party liability claim. This type of civil litigation may help injured workers recover compensation for pain and suffering, possibly paid for by the insurers of the third parties, such as delivery drivers or equipment inspectors.
At DDB Law, we evaluate all workplace accident cases for potential third-party liability claims.
Know Your Rights And Explore All Options For Recovery
Your injury may have been caused by a negligent third party, such as:
- An equipment manufacturer
- A subcontractor
- A repair facility company
- A driver who is not employed by your employer
Your well-being and your future are too important for you to leave money on the table after an injury on the job. If you suffered a catastrophic injury, such as a spinal cord injury or a traumatic brain injury, you may need personal care and special equipment and/or remodeling at your home to cope with your temporary or permanent disabilities. The true costs may greatly exceed your available workers’ compensation benefits. For these and other reasons, please ask an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to investigate the possibility of a third-party liability claim or lawsuit.
We can look into the facts behind your construction site or hospital-based injury. With our knowledge and experience, we are confident in our ability to help injured workers tap into all available sources of compensation, possibly including Social Security disability insurance benefits, as well.