Who Can Be Held Accountable for Your Injury?
Becoming injured at work can leave you stressed for various reasons, and being left to pay for medical expenses when someone else is responsible for your injury is never ideal. However, knowing who to hold accountable for the accident can often seem like a gray area, especially when dealing with third-party liability.
Read on to learn more about how a third party, aside from you and your employer, can be held responsible for your workplace accident.
Determining Third-Party Accident Liability
When a third party in the workplace injures someone, there can be a few avenues to take for obtaining compensation. Since the incident was work-related, you can still pursue workers' compensation; however, you may also be able to seek damages through a personal injury claim against that third party.
Examples of these third parties include but are not limited to:
- Delivery driver
- Product manufacturer
- Cleaning company
Generally, a third party is anyone your company does not directly employ. For example, if your computer malfunctions and burns you or the chair you are using has a leg break or the back falls off, you can pursue a claim against the manufacturer for your injury in addition to workers' compensation. One of the most effective ways you can go about this is hiring an attorney experienced in both personal injury and workers' compensation representation.
Justice Law Office is Here to Help
The team at Justice Law Office has decades of combined experience in workers' compensation and personal injury litigation and is dedicated to helping you recover the compensation necessary to recover from your accident. Should you be injured by a third party in the workplace, we are here to help ensure your rights are protected.
Schedule a free consultation with a member of our team by calling (502) 822-2230 or filling out this short form.