Injured While at Work?
Third-party claims can be filed by employees who have been injured by someone who is not your employer or co-worker. This can include accidents or occupational diseases developed as a result of another person's negligence. The injured employee may be able to file a third-party claim lawsuit seeking damages.
A third party may be liable if you were injured by:
- Contractor or subcontractor negligence
- Defective machinery or product
- Property owner negligence at your place of work (such as toxic exposure)
- Negligent driver while performing work duties
If you have been injured by a third-party's negligence, talk to our Cromwell work injury claim attorneys about your eligibility to seek compensation. We can help you better understand your rights and whether you are eligible to file a third-party lawsuit at this time.
Third Party Claim vs. Workers' Compensation
Depending on your situation, you may be able to file a workers' compensation claim and a third-party claim for additional damages.
When you file for workers' compensation, you are not allowed to sue your employer. Workers' compensation also has limits for the amount you are able to recover. However, a third-party claim allows you to seek additional damages from third parties for benefits not available through worker's compensation, such as pain and suffering, additional medical coverage, wage loss, and more.
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