Third Party Negligence

Pursuing Third Party Recovery Is Permitted in Workers’ Comp Injuries

Another driver, defective equipment, and the like, may be the cause of your work accident.

Often times a third party may be responsible for and/or contribute to a work related injury or death such as an auto accident or otherwise. The work accident attorneys at the Strom Law Firm vigorously pursue claims against contractors, manufacturers, and other third parties who caused or contributed to a work-related accident or death.

Cases that typically involve third party negligence claim include:

  • Car, train, and tractor trailer wrecks
  • Construction site and industrial accidents
  • Falls from cranes, ladders and scaffolding
  • Defective equipment, machinery and tools
  • Electrocution, fires and explosions
  • Radiation and toxic chemical exposure

Unlike your workers’ comp claim against your employer, your recovery against a third party is unlimited.

However, in the event of a recovery against a third party, the employer has the right to subrogation, or reimbursement for any workers’ compensation benefits that may have been paid to you. Most employees rely on Workers’ Compensation during recovery, as a third-party claim takes much longer to pursue. So many times, workers comp has already been paid out and the workers’ comp insurance carrier will accept less than the full amount that had been paid on your behalf.

Whether you were injured in a construction accident, in a tractor-trailer wreck, or at the office, the attorneys at Strom Law Firm can help you recover compensation for your job related injuries. Founded by former U.S. Attorney Pete Strom, our firm knows how to fight for clients. We’re available to answer your questions, anytime.

Contact one of the work injury lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights. (912) 264-6465. You may also reach us by completing the confidential case evaluation form at the top right of this page.

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