California Work Injury Lawyer
Typically, when people talk about a work-related injury, they seek workers’ compensation benefits. However, there are many situations when a personal injury claim can be filed for negligence that resulted in the injury – this is called a third party liability claim.
Third Party Liability In Work-Related Injuries
If you suffer a work-related injury due to the negligence of someone other than your employer, but was also no fault of your own, you may be able to file a claim against the third party. This differs from workers’ compensation in that you can recover compensation for pain & suffering and all financial losses. Workers’ compensation only allows for compensation for medical bills and lost wages.
Typical Work Injuries
- Construction Site Accidents (slip and falls, defective products)
- Slip and Fall Accidents (food servers, caregivers)
- Back Injuries, Overexertion (caregivers, medical professionals)
- Head Trauma (slip and fall accidents, falling objects)
Third Party Work Injury Claims Are Complex
Because a third party claim is often filed in conjuction with a workers’ compensation claim, things get complicated quickly. Unless you are well versed in California employment and injury law, the whole process can be daunting. Torem & Associates handles these types of work injury claims all the time. We fight to protect your rights to compensation.