If you’ve been injured at work or while performing work duties, you have several avenues to pursue compensation so you can replace lost income and pay for any medical bills you’ve incurred. Third-party work claims are one option, and workers’ compensation is another. Even if you are covered by workers’ compensation, you’ll want to contact McCarthy Weisberg Cummings to speak to a work accident lawyer. Pursuing a claim if you have one can help you get fair compensation so you can pay for quality medical treatment and ensure you are compensated for the pain and suffering you have experienced.
Who Is Liable?
In some cases, workplace accidents occur due to employer negligence. In other cases, they are simply accidents. A third-party work accident, however, happens because someone other than the employee or employer was reckless or negligent. A third party work accident can occur due to:
- Contractor or vendor negligence. If someone is hired to work on or near the work premises and their actions lead to the injury of an employee, that contractor or vendor may be held liable if their actions were negligent or reckless.
- Car accidents. If a worker is driving a company car or is performing workplace duties when they are hit by a negligent driver, the at-fault driver may be pursued in a claim.
- Product defects or manufacturer neglect. Sometimes, workers are injured because the equipment or machines they use as part of their job have a manufacturing or design defect. In these circumstances, the manufacturer may be pursued through a claim.
Why Pursue a Third Party Accident Liability Claim?
Many workers are covered under workers’ compensation in the event of an on-the-job injury. However, even if you’re covered, keep in mind this only pays for medical costs and part of your lost wages. You may still have substantial costs to pay out-of-pocket, and you will not be compensated for pain and suffering or any other incidental costs. Pursuing a third-party claim in a workplace accident can help you get fair compensation so you can replace more of your lost income and so you are compensated for the pain and suffering you have experienced.
If you have suffered an on-the-job injury, contact the Harrisburg Pennsylvania offices of McCarthy Weisberg Cummings to speak to work accident lawyer. Our legal team can explain whether you have a claim and can help you pursue a third-party claim if you qualify. Please note our law firm does not handle workers’ compensation cases. Instead, we can help you pursue a third-party claim in addition to any workers’ compensation benefits you have received.