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Workplace accidents and third-party claims

On Behalf of | Jul 7, 2017 | Workers' Compensation |

When you arrive at work, you hope that you remain safe until your shift comes to an end. While this is typically the way things work, there is always the potential for an accident to occur.

If you suffer a workplace injury, you need to learn more about your legal rights. While many people assume that a workers’ compensation claim is the best way to move forward, this isn’t always the case. You may be able to make a third-party claim.

A workers’ compensation claim and third-party claim are not one in the same. With workers’ compensation, you will only receive compensation for lost wages and medical expenses. You are unable to receive damages for pain and suffering.

With a third-party claim, however, you have the opportunity to do so. You have more options for receiving the compensation you require to make a full recovery.

Here are some of the types of accidents that could be caused by a third-party:

— Forklift accident

— Construction accident

— Slip and fall

— Dangerous or defective machinery and equipment

At our law firm, we provide our clients with a clear overview of their legal rights. We want them to understand the finer details associated with both workers’ compensation and third-party claims.

A workplace accident can turn your life upside down. If you find yourself in this position, learn more about both workers’ compensation and third-party claims. Once you know the ins and outs of both, as it pertains to your accident, you can decide which steps to take to receive the most compensation possible.