If you are injured at work, it leaves you in a very vulnerable position that may include mounting medical bills and lost earnings. While workers’ compensation insurance covers you on both these counts, it is not based on negligence, and you cannot sue your employer for more comprehensive damages. If, however, you are injured as a result of a third party’s negligence, you can seek the compensation to which you are entitled via a personal injury claim. This distinction is complex, and these cases are challenging, which makes having an experienced Virginia workers’ compensation attorney on your side a wise move.
In order to better understand what a third-party claim is, it’s important to have a solid understanding of workers’ compensation. Employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance on their employees. If an employee is injured on the job, workers’ compensation is designed to expedite the claims process while balancing the rights of both parties via the following give and take:
Third-party claims refer to claims against parties other than your employers or those who work for your employers. Common examples of third parties in third-party claims include:
Third-party claims allow injured employees to go after more comprehensive compensation that fills the gaps inherent to workers’ compensation claims, including:
Depending upon the circumstances involved, you may file both a workers’ compensation claim and a third-party personal injury claim. The steps forward include:
If a third party leaves you injured on the job, the formidable workers’ compensation attorneys at Hampton Injury Law PLC are well positioned to employ their impressive legal skill and experience in focused pursuit of your claim’s best possible resolution. Learn more by contacting us today.
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