Did Someone Else Cause A Work Accident?
On-the-job injuries can be complex, not just the recovery but the pursuit of compensation. While most people are familiar with the workers’ compensation system, there are some instances where there are additional sources of compensation available besides workers’ compensation. These are called third-party claims.
What Is A Third-Party Claim?
A third-party claim is a type of claim that arises after a work-related accident and injury that was caused by someone other than the employer or an employee, that is, a third party. Here are some examples of third-party claims:
- Employee driving as part of his or her job and is struck by another driver. The other driver is the third party.
- Employee is injured by defective equipment. The manufacturer of the defective equipment is the third party.
- Subcontractor on job site creates hazard that injured worker of another contractor. The subcontractor who created the hazard is the third party.
Can I Pursue Compensation For A Third-Party Claim And A Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Yes, you can. Third-party claims are in addition to workers’ compensation claims. A workers’ compensation claim pursues benefits and compensation through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance, whereas a third-party claim pursues compensation from the outside party who caused the accident.
Help From A Former Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorney
At the Law Offices of Anthony Choe, our firm is able to offer skilled assistance with the workers’ compensation and third-party claim side of your situation. Attorney Anthony Choe spent the first six years of his career defending employers against workers’ compensation claims. He understands how the insurance companies view these types of cases and how they are likely to react. He uses this experience and knowledge to help him create highly effective third-party claim cases for injured workers.
Third-Party Injury Claim Attorney Serving Los Angeles And Throughout Southern California
There may be compensation available for your work-related injury outside of the workers’ compensation system. Turn to the Law Offices of Anthony Choe for experienced help with your work-related injuries. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 213-788-4448 or contact us online.