Injured at Work Due to the Negligence of Another Company?
Work Injury Lawyers Describe How Third Party Claims Work in Texas
It can be hard to truly understand how devastating a workplace injury can be for you and your family until it actually happens. Suddenly, your family is struggling financially due to unaffordable medical bills and you are facing the prospect of living with a severe injury, such as the loss of a limb, a spinal cord injury or a traumatic brain injury (TBI) for the rest of your life.
The work injury lawyers at Mike Love & Associates, LLC have been fighting for the rights of on-the-job injury victims and their families throughout Texas for years. We have seen workers injured and killed due to the negligence of employers, co-workers and even third parties, such as commercial drivers, subcontractors and manufacturers of defective products.
In cases where an employer or co-worker was to blame for an employee’s injury or death, victims and their families may be able to hold those responsible accountable through workers’ compensation or a personal injury claim for Texas nonsubscribers. However, if a third party is at fault for a workplace injury, the best option may be to pursue a third party claim.
What Is a Third Party Liability Claim?
An injured worker may be able to pursue a third party liability claim when he or she was hurt on the job due to the negligence of a third party, including but not limited to a product manufacturer, subcontractor or commercial driver. Examples of a third party claim involving workplace injury include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Work-related auto accidents
- Construction accidents involving general contractors or subcontractors
- Suffering a slip and fall injury or some other type of injury while performing work duties on someone else’s property
- Work injuries involving defective products or equipment
In addition, in certain situations, it is possible to pursue a third party claim as well as a workers’ comp claim. To learn more about pursuing a third party claim if you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, you should speak with a work injury attorney.
Speak to Work Injury Lawyers for Free About Pursuing a Third Party Claim in Texas
You and your family do not have to go through this alone. Whether you were injured due to the negligence of a business or individual, and even if you do not plan to file an injury claim, you need to speak to an experienced work injury attorney as soon as possible following the incident. You need to know your legal rights, whether you have a valid claim and every option available to you and your family going forward. With this information, you can make an informed decision regarding what is best for your and your family’s future.
At Mike Love & Associates, LLC, we offer free confidential consultations with experienced work injury lawyers. We will answer your questions, analyze your situation and tell you the best options available to you and your family. For more information about work injuries or to discuss your situation with a workplace accident attorney, fill out our online contact form or give us a call today.