Construction work is inherently dangerous. However, that does not mean injured construction workers should have to pay for someone else’s negligence. When your employer’s or co-worker’s actions caused your injuries, you should pursue workers’ compensation. However, if you were injured on the job by a third party, you may be entitled to compensation through a third-party personal injury claim.
What Is A Third-Party Liability Claim?
A third-party liability claim is a type of personal injury claim brought by some injured construction workers. Workers’ compensation only covers injuries caused by your employer or another employee. A third-party liability claim can address on-the-job injuries caused by:
- A piece of construction equipment that malfunctioned
- A defect in a construction vehicle
- A third-party worker or company (such as a subcontractor)
- Injuries that occurred off of the construction site while you were still on the clock
You May Be Entitled To Both Workers’ Comp And A Personal Injury Settlement
Even if you are receiving workers’ compensation for a work-related injury, you should still consult with a personal injury law firm. Many construction industry injuries involve workers’ comp and third-party liability. You may be entitled to compensation from both.
When looking for an attorney to represent you, it is important to work with a law firm that has handled third-party liability claims before. These cases will be complex, and may involve multiple liable parties and insurance companies.
At Carlile Law Firm LLP, our Texas lawyers have a deep understanding of third-party liability claims and have helped many injured construction workers in the past. As your counsel, we will help you understand what legal remedies are available for your injuries. Whether your third-party injury case involves a
defective product, premises liability issues, fall injuries, a motor vehicle crash or a negligent subcontractor, we can help.
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