If you’re injured while working to make an honest living, you deserve to receive adequate compensation for medical bills and missed wages. As your Memphis workers’ compensation attorney, I am committed to getting you the financial support you need under these unfortunate circumstances.
In fact, I am so invested in each case that I won’t stop at workers’ compensation if I see something else wrong with your particular work-related accident. In other words, what if your on-the-job injury case isn’t just a workers’ compensation case?
Is This More than a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance your employer carries to reimburse you for medical expenses and missed wages if you’re injured on the job. Whose fault it was doesn’t affect whether you receive workers’ compensation. Even if your injury is somewhat of your own fault, you could still receive payment.
However, if a third party can be proven at fault for your work-related injury, we may be able to build a different case that will benefit you more than workers’ compensation would. While you can’t keep both workers’ compensation and damages from a third party liability case, the truth is you really wouldn’t need both. Third party liability cases will likely get more of your medical expenses covered than a workers’ compensation claim would have, and they additionally compensate for emotional and physical suffering.
Third Party Liability for a Work Accident
There are various types of third party liability, depending on how and where you were injured while working. For example, product liability may be claimed against a manufacturer if your injury resulted from using defective equipment. Human third party liability may be plausible if you were injured in a car accident with a drunk driver while working on your delivery route. Premises liability may apply if you were injured by way of a property owner’s negligence while working on a site your employer doesn’t own.
Third party liabilities aren’t limited to just what is listed here. Giving a detailed account of the on the job accident that left you injured will help your workers’ compensation attorney determine whether you have some type of third party liability claim.
Why You Need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer will be able to recognize the possibility of third party liability and investigate that possibility thoroughly. Based on detailed consultation and careful research, your knowledgeable attorney will then advise you on the best way to proceed in your unique situation. If you do proceed with a third party liability case, your attorney will also be needed to prove the negligence of the third party as it relates to your injury.
Additionally, your workers’ compensation attorney will be there to guide you through certain nuances if you’re filing both workers’ compensation and third party liability claims, because as previously mentioned you can’t keep the funds from both settlements.
Get a Free Workers’ Comp Consultation, Today!
Here at Darrell Castle & Associates, we see people all the time who have been severely injured while just innocently doing their everyday jobs to provide for their families. These people deserve to not only get their medical expenses and lost wages covered, but also have a thorough, committed workers’ compensation attorney who will take the time to explore third party liability possibilities.
We will pursue every possible avenue to get you the funds you need to continue supporting yourself and your loved ones, and the compensation you deserve after the hardship you have experienced. Our consultations are free, so fill out our contact form or give us a call at 901-327-2100 and come talk to us about your on the job injury. Rest assured that we will do everything we can to help.