As a worker in the United States, you have the right to a safe work environment that is free from hazards that can injure you. Unfortunately, sometimes accidents can suddenly happen at work and you might get hurt as a result.
Consider who may be held legally responsible if you are injured in an on-the-job accident as a result of a third party’s negligence. Anyone who is not part of your immediate organization and is separate from your employer can be considered a third party.
Third-party liability can be nuanced, so read on to learn more.
When a 3rd Party is at Fault for Your On-the-Job Injuries
If you are an employee and get injured in an accident while you are at work, you will typically be required to complete a workers’ compensation form to recover benefits related to your on-the-job injury.
However, if a third party is responsible for your injury at work, you may need to bring a third-party liability claim to recover damages to help you pay for the expenses you incurred as a result of the accident.
Some of the most common reasons for a third party work injury case include:
- Manufacturing defects
- Design defects
- Car accidents
An Example of a 3rd Party Work Injury Case
Let’s say you are driving to another location for your job and a drunk truck driver sideswipes your vehicle. As well as collecting workers’ compensation benefits from your employer for the costs associated with the injuries you sustained while working, you may also pursue a personal injury case for negligence against the careless truck driver who was driving drunk in addition to the trucking company that hired the driver.
We’re Here to Help Injured Workers
If you’ve sustained an on-the-job injury as a result of a third party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. It is unfair and unacceptable for another’s carelessness to cause you to suffer.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced legal team right away with any questions you may have about your case or the legal process in general. We have helped many others in similar situations and we will do everything in our power to help with your case too.
Contact the skilled team at Bandas Law Firm, P.C. right away to discuss the details of your case. Give us a call at (361) 238-2789 or fill out the online contact form.