If you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to more than workers' compensation benefits. Work-related injuries often involve a negligent party other than or in addition to the employer. These negligent parties may also be held responsible for your injuries. These types of cases are called third-party claims.
A third-party claim can involve complex legal, financial and medical issues. To protect your rights, you should speak with an experienced work injury attorney as soon as possible. The fact that our team at Adler & Manson handles both workers' compensation and third-party claims in-house provides an advantage to our clients. We efficiently investigate every case and seek to maximize the compensation our clients receive from all sources.
Do you believe that negligence contributed to your workplace injury? Our aggressive Kansas City workers’ comp attorneys are ready to speak with you. Call (816) 399-2283 today.
Defective or dangerous products, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and dangerous conditions on the part of a subcontractor are examples of typical third-party claims. A worker injured by defective machinery, for example, may have a claim against the manufacturer of that machine, in addition to the workers' compensation claim. Someone injured in a motor vehicle accident while on the job may also have a claim against the driver who caused the accident. The negligence of a co-employee may also create a claim that is covered by the general liability insurance policy of the employer.
Third-party claims may not be obvious. Our attorneys at Adler & Manson are experienced in these matters and can provide the additional investigation, research, and legal expertise required to identify and pursue a third-party claim in addition to your workers' compensation claim.
Timeliness is critical, as the statute of limitations on these claims is often different from the original workers' compensation claim. Contact us today to explore your legal options with a free consultation.