If your work-related injuries can be shown to be the fault of a third party — that is, not a supervisor or co-worker or anyone directly employed by the company you work for — you could be eligible for additional compensation. Third parties can be held accountable for unsafe conditions or equipment defects that aren’t directly the fault of your employer, but which are still relevant to your injury.
Duncan Firm P.A., can investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident and determine if a third party shares responsibility for your injuries. Some examples of third-party liability include:
- Someone hired by your company, such as a subcontractor, to do maintenance or other tasks, creates unsafe conditions in your workplace
- A manufacturer or supplier provides defective or unsafe equipment
- A third party misuses equipment at your workplace, not following proper safety procedures
Building a Third-Party Liability Claim
Often, damages awarded in third-party cases are greater than those awarded through workers’ compensation alone. Because of this, it’s very important that you contact an experienced team of attorneys if you think these circumstances apply to you.
A detailed account of what occurred can be very important in determining whether a third party might be liable, so if you are injured, gather as much information as possible, including names of witnesses. Your legal team will want to find out as much as they can about the particulars of the accident, as soon as possible, while witnesses are more likely to remember details that will be vital to your legal team in determining who was at fault.
Armed with the necessary facts and details, the personal injury attorneys at Duncan Firm can assess your case and determine if you are entitled to additional compensation from a third party. Please contact Duncan Firm today by completing the form on this page or calling 877-638-6226 and let us fight for you. All initial consultations are no-cost and confidential.