Workplace Accidents And Filing Third-Party Claims
Workplace accidents leave an injured worker eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if the employer is responsible for the circumstances surrounding the accident. But what happens if someone other than the employer is responsible? This is called a third-party claim and is best handled by an experienced attorney.
At Park & Park in Fairfax, we use decades of experience handling all types of on-the-job injuries, workers’ comp claims and third-party claims. Our lawyer is able to evaluate your situation and determine the best avenue of resolution, whether that means filing for workers’ compensation benefits or seeking compensation from a third party.
- Many third-party claims in the workplace arise from vehicle accidents. If you are in a company vehicle and are injured due to another driver, we would assist you in filing a claim against the negligent driver’s insurance company.
- Other third-party claims arise from machinery accidents. If a piece of equipment malfunctions or is defective, the manufacturer may be held liable for injuries and losses sustained in an accident.
- Construction sites are also the location of accidents that result in third-party claims. When another contractor at a site is found to be responsible for the circumstances that contributed to or caused your injuries, you may be able to pursue a claim against that contractor.
Regardless of your situation, it is best to discuss the merits of your case with our firm before moving forward with any claims. We can assess your situation and help you understand your rights.