On-the-job injuries can be complicated by the question of what is the most appropriate means of pursuing compensation. Normally when people think of on-the-job injuries, they presume that workers' compensation is the proper channel for pursuing benefits and compensation. This is typically the case.
Is Someone Else Responsible For Your On-The-Job Injuries?
In other instances, an on-the-job injury may actually have additional potential sources of compensation in addition to workers' compensation. What are known as third-party claims allow an injured worker to pursue compensation from some other party who caused the accident. That third-party compensation can be pursued in conjunction with workers' compensation benefits.
An example of a third-party situation could be where a product malfunctions on the job site causing injury. It would be appropriate to pursue workers' compensation benefits from the employer's insurance carrier and compensation through a personal injury/product liability case against the manufacturer of the defective product.
These types of situations can include any type of accident, including:
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip-and-fall/trip-and-fall accidents
- Equipment malfunction
- Being attacked by another person
The Representation You Need To Help You On Your Path To Recovery
At the Law Offices of William W. Green & Associates, our attorneys have more than 30 years of experience in both personal injury and workers' compensation. Our unique experience and skill set allow us to provide the superior representation our clients need when they have been injured on the job and there is a possibility that workers' compensation benefits are not the only source of compensation available. Let us analyze your situation and see if there are other potential means of securing the full compensation you deserve.
Reach Out To Us About Workers' Comp And Personal Injury Cases
Sometimes the areas of workers' comp and personal injury combine. So it is important to have a skilled lawyer who understands both areas of the law thoroughly. Our attorneys can do just that and more. Please call toll free at 800-524-5446 or contact us online.