Third-Party Injury Claims

When it comes to obtaining workers' compensation for injuries sustained at work, there can be a lot of details to sort through. Typically, if the injury can be attributed directly to the practice of performing normal work duties while on the job, your case could be fairly straightforward. Unfortunately, many injuries aren't that simple, and if they involve a third party, they could get very complicated. Generally speaking, workers are usually prohibited from filing suit against an employer for any injuries suffered while working on the job -- that's what workers' compensation is designed to cover. However, if you've been injured while at work due to the negligence of a third party, you can file suit against them to receive compensation.

What types of accidents involve third parties?

There can be a wide variety of injuries that would fall under the umbrella of a third-party injury claim. In broad terms, a third party injury can essentially be described as one that is caused by the act of a person other than the employer while working on the job. In the state of Utah, it is possible to receive compensation from your employer in addition to filing suit against the third party, but the details of each case can vary. That said, some common examples of third-party injury claims are:

  • A delivery driver is involved in a car accident with a drunk driver while on a daily delivery route.
  • A delivery worker who is attacked by a dog or animal while delivering a package.
  • A worker that is injured due to faulty or malfunctioning equipment that was supplied by a third party company.

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What types of costs can workers comp and third-party claims cover?

Depending on the situation, workers may only receive limited compensation from workers' comp benefits in cases that involve a third-party claim.  If you are able to successfully file suit against a third party, you could receive full compensation for any medical costs incurred for your injuries, as well as any lost wages, vehicle damages, and compensation for other pain and suffering costs. When an employee is awarded compensation for a third-party claim, the employee could be required to reimburse a portion of the workers' compensation benefits that they received from the employer.

You Can't Afford Any Guesswork

Ultimately, if you've been injured on the job, you can't afford any mistakes or claim-mishandling if you are hoping to successfully win compensation. You need an attorney on your side who knows how to navigate the complex system of researching, filing, and processing workers' compensation and third-party injury claims. Here at Ben Davis Law, PLLC, we have the experience and knowledge you need to help ensure your case is handled swiftly and professionally. Our job is to handle the fine details of your case so you can focus on recovering and getting back to work. Call our office today for a free consultation and see how we have helped countless others in your situation fight for their rights and receive justice.

Third-Party Injury Claims Attorney Serving Utah

Facing an injury suffered at work can be a frustrating and stressful process. When a third-party individual is involved, it can quickly become a complex process that can be difficult to navigate on your own. At Ben Davis Law, PLLC, we specialize in handling third-party injury claims to help Utah residents receive the compensation they deserve to help recover. Call today for your own free consultation.