Formidable Third Party Injury Claims Attorneys Representing San Jose & Salinas Workers’ Compensation Employees
Many of our clients are injured in the workplace due to factors perpetrated by third party vendors and think that this precludes them from workers’ compensation benefits. While it is true that your own employer may not be liable for the full extent these injuries, that doesn’t mean that you have no recourse and must shoulder the financial weight of your injuries alone.
How Do Third Party Injury Cases Work?
If you are injured on the job as a result of a third party’s involvement, it is highly likely that your workers’ compensation benefits may not be approved or cover the entirety of the damage. Under these circumstances, you can file a civil suit against the third party to collect compensation for the role they played in your injury.
Third Party Injury Cases in Action
For example, a recent case in California involved a restaurant server and a video production company. The sever tripped over a black tripod leg in a darkened venue during a gala. Her company denied her workers’ compensation claim, assigning blame to the media company. Though she was unable to collect traditional workers’ compensation benefits, she was able to successfully sue the production company and get reimbursement for her medical bills, lost wages, diminished income-earning potential, and pain and suffering.
Quality Legal Representation Matters
In these cases, it is vital that you retain an experienced and trusted attorney to represent you. We will first attempt to collect as much in benefits as we can from your employer before we file a civil lawsuit against the third party. This will cushion you for the time being. Once we have run that course, we will turn our attention to the third party responsible for harming you. We will work tirelessly to prove beyond doubt that their actions caused your injuries and handle all communications with the insurance companies involved.
If they refuse to settle, we will take them to court. Bottom line, we will be by your side from start to finish to ensure that you are appropriately compensated for your injuries and suffering. We are your partners in healing, so give us a call today.