Accidents in the workplace can cause serious harm and injury to employees, leading to time away from work, ongoing suffering and medical expenses. Although workers’ compensation provides support for workers with job-related injuries, in some cases, further legal action is appropriate.
Third-party injury claims can help workers obtain support and protect their rights after serious accidents occur on the job.
What are third-party injury claims?
In workplace accidents, a third-party injury claim typically involves a person or organization other than the injured worker and their employer. For example, if defective equipment harms a worker, they could take action against the manufacturer. An injured employee might pursue a third-party claim if a contractor’s negligent behavior caused an accident. Delivery drivers and workers who take service calls can hold property owners liable for unsafe conditions. Accidents involving work-related vehicles caused by other drivers can also lead to third-party claims.
Injury claims after workplace accidents
Third-party injury claims allow workers seriously harmed in work-related accidents to seek further compensation through settlements and damages. Workplace injuries not only lead to costly medical treatments and therapy but can also contribute to lost wages and diminished future earning potential. Injured people often experience chronic pain, impairments and psychological distress. Their families and loved ones may have to take on additional responsibilities, too. Compensation from third-party injury claims can help provide support and address these issues.
Injured employees have multiple options for seeking justice when third-party actions cause workplace accidents. Injury claims allow workers to hold third parties accountable and receive compensation.