What Is A Third Party Claim?
OUR WORKERS COMPENSATION LAWYERS EXPLAIN YOUR OPTIONS AFTER AN ON THE JOB INJURY
In addition to receiving workers comp after getting hurt at work, some workers may be entitled to pursue third party lawsuits if their work accidents were caused by defective products, independent contractors and other acts of negligence not directly connected to their employers or co-workers. Talk with our injury attorneys about your ability to file a third party claim. We represent residents across South Carolina and parts of North Carolina.
Many workplace accidents and on the job injuries render victims unable to perform their duties temporarily or permanently. If you get hurt at work, you need to know how you can receive workers compensation or other benefits without worrying about medical payments and missing your regular income. Our workers compensation attorneys understand how to help you get what you need to support yourself while you adapt and recover from an on the job injury. If you are currently recovering at home or a hospital, we can arrange a free consultation with you at your convenience.
What are My Options for On the Job Injuries?
If you get hurt at work, do not ignore your injury. Serious injuries may occur due to a single incident, or they may develop over time. In either case, you need to inform your supervisor and seek medical attention. The following options allow you to seek benefits to aid your recovery:
- Workers Compensation – Most employees hurt at work are eligible to receive compensation from workers compensation laws. The state-mandated insurance program allows injured workers to receive benefits that pay for their medical expenses and part of their regular wages while they recover and adapt to their injuries. Most workplace injuries can allow employees to receive workmans comp. You should always allow a workers compensation lawyer to assist you when filling out a workers comp claim.
- Third Party Claim – If you are injured at work by a third party such as a contractor, a non-employee or a defective product, you may be eligible to file a claim against the individual or business that injured you. Third party claims often provide compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Our lawyers can tell you when you have the right to file a third party claim.
- Lawsuit Against Your Employer – For the most part, workers compensation laws prevent injured workers from suing their employers. However, in some cases involving severe recklessness or intentional harm, you might have options beyond workers compensation benefits.
For On the Job Injuries, Talk to a Workers Compensation Lawyer as Soon as Possible
For residents of Columbia, Charlotte and Rock Hill, our personal injury lawyers can assist you with your needs after an on the job injury. Beaufort* consultations are by appointment only. You can get free advice from our attorneys anytime – day or night – by calling our office. We can find a solution that works for you.
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