Third Party Claims
Third party cases are job injuries where your employer is not primarily the at-fault party. You are the first party, your employer is the second party and the third party could be anyone else in the world. Most employees want to blame their employer when there is a job injury but you need to understand why it would be better if a third party is at least somewhat at fault.
For example, if your employer gives you a ladder and you fall from the ladder because it fails, you would normally blame your employer. However, what if Acme Ladder Company improperly manufactured the ladder? You should make a claim against the third party ladder company and file a workers comp claim against your employer.
If you don’t file a third party claim you will be limited to workers comp benefits and that is usually not enough to fairly compensate you for your injuries. State law does not come close to taking care of you and your family and limits workers comp benefits. Also, third party settlements benefits are not limited.
You may be entitled to the following benefits: medical expenses, loss of earnings, disability, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Most people with good third party cases do not know it. Most of these involve complex products liability law and legal issues. Anyone who is injured on the job should talk to a lawyer and let the lawyer determine if you have a third party claim. Workers Comp benefits are not enough and you owe it to your family and yourself to collect what is legally due you. Serious injuries can cause a loss of wage earning ability. Any money that you can collect from Workers Comp and from third parties will be necessary for you to lead the kind of lifestyle that you would have lead had it not been for your injury.
Your medical bills are growing and you need immediate financial help. You should talk to an aggressive attorney that knows how to vigorously pursue your rights in order to maximize your recovery. At the Ogletree Abbott Law Firm, we have the knowledge, experience and resources to help you. Call us today at 1-800-779-4950. Or, if you prefer, email us at Info@OgletreeAbbott.com. You can talk to us right now or chat with us online. It’s confidential and anonymous. We can help you today. Call and have a friendly, uncomplicated visit with us and find out what we can do for you and your possible third party claim.