Third Party Cause of Action | Romanucci & Blandin
Workers’ compensation laws prohibit injured employees from suing for their employers for damages. Injured workers can only get benefits from filing for workers’ compensation. However, when a third party was partially or fully responsible for the work-related accident, the injured person may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against them in addition to getting their workers’ compensation benefits. This situation is called third party causes of action.
In a workers’ compensation claim, workers are entitled to benefits no matter whose fault the accident was. A third party claim is different however, because the defendant has to prove that the third party was negligent and that negligence was at least part of the cause of their accident.
Third Party Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
RB Law’s workers’ compensation attorneys have handled many different types of third party claims. The most common types of claims that we handle in which a third party might have been fully or partially responsible for a work-related accident are:
- Construction worker accidents
- Medical malpractice/hospital failure
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip & fall accidents
Workers’ compensation claims limit that amount of benefits you can recover, but personal injury claims allow you to recoup more damages for pain/suffering, punitive damages and emotional stress.
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If you have questions regarding your personal injury case, contact us today for a free consultation at (312) 458-1000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.