Injured workers are routinely given the short, fast answers to their questions about recovering compensation for their work injuries. “You can’t sue your employer, so you don’t have a claim. You’re only able to collect workers’ compensation.” However, these answers are not always accurate. You may be entitled to additional compensation.
Don’t leave it up to your employer or workers’ compensation representative to stand up for your rights. Their focus is to pay as little as possible on your work injury claim and get you back to work as soon as possible. The trial attorneys at THE KAPLAN/BOND GROUP are on your side. We’ll help you understand your rights and determine if you are entitled to additional compensation in a third party personal injury claim.
Yes, workers’ compensation laws keep most employees from suing their employer for work-related injuries. However, many on-the-job accidents involve other negligent parties — the manufacturer of defective equipment, the engineer that designed a dangerous safety switch on a machine, the subcontractor that created a dangerous condition on the jobsite. Negligent individuals or businesses who are not your employer CAN and should be held responsible for your injuries. These are known as third party negligence claims.
Here are some examples of types of work-related accidents that could result in a third party claim:
THE KAPLAN/BOND GROUP has decades of experience helping injured workers obtain the full compensation they are entitled to through both workers’ compensation AND third-party negligence claims. We know that for most injured people, workers’ compensation just isn’t enough, especially people suffering from a life-altering injury. A third party personal injury claim can provide much needed compensation for these individuals.
To discuss your work-related accident and injuries with an experienced personal injury trial attorney, Contact us and schedule a free initial consultation.