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Workers’ Comp and Personal Injury

If you’ve been injured in an accident that is covered by workers’ compensation and is also caused by the negligence of a third party who is not your employer, you may be able to simultaneously file a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury lawsuit.

This type of claim is commonly known as a third-party lawsuit. Even if your health has already been compromised, our attorneys can help you get back on your feet.

Do you need advice on filing a third-party or personal injury lawsuit? The workers’ comp and personal injury lawyers at Wilson, Reives, Silverman & Doran know your rights and are ready to help you gain the compensation you deserve. Your injuries could be devastating. While no one plans on getting injured by a third-party or their employer, these cases do occur. An experienced lawyer can tell you what rights you have and what benefits you can receive. While nothing can replace good health, the compensation from a workers’ compensation and personal injury case can begin to ease some of the financial burdens of an injury.

What combined workers’ compensation/personal injury claims qualify?

If you can identify a third party in your injury, or if you suspect negligence or faulty equipment or products, you’re on your way to helping our workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyers build a strong third-party case. In this case, the third party is not your employer. A lawyer can help determine if there is a case for both types of claims.

Cases like these can include:

  • Car accidents – These include accidents that affect professional drivers or delivery personnel. They can also include motor vehicle accidents that occur when traveling between work locations or on work-related errands, such as visiting vendors or purchasing office supplies. These types of claims are very common among truck drivers, delivery drivers for companies like FedEx, UPS, and Amazon, and off-site workers like landscapers and construction workers who are traveling from job to job.
  • Electrocutions – Often these accidents involve cable, lighting, and other installers at offsite locations who may encounter electricity from exposed high-voltage wires. These types of cases affect a variety of professionals across industries.
  • Defective products or machinery – This could include medications or a device or product. All manufacturers have the responsibility to produce a safe product and package it with clear warnings or instructions. Failure to do so can result in an injury and a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the product and/or machine.
  • “Woodson” and “Pleasant” Cases – Even if your employer carries workers’ comp insurance and you were hurt on the job, you may be able to sue the employer for a work-related injury if you can prove that the employer intentionally engaged in misconduct knowing that such conduct was substantially certain to cause injury or death; or if a co-employee engages in willful, wanton, and reckless negligence that results in injury.

It should be noted that these types of cases are exceptionally uncommon and difficult to prove given the very high burdens of proof on the injured worker.

Where do I begin filing a third-party lawsuit?

It will not cost you anything to come in for a consultation. At Wilson, Reives, Silverman & Doran, all workers’ compensation and personal injury consultations are given free of charge. Our lawyers possess professional legal expertise, enabling them to represent their clients at the highest standard possible. Meeting with an attorney can help you understand your rights in a personal injury/workers’ compensation case, plus the strength of your case.

If you are seeking the benefits you deserve, our attorneys can help you. Those benefits can help you heal from your injury and move forward with your life. Our workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyers are here to provide you with trusted, effective legal counsel.

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