Were You Injured At Work By Someone Other Than Your Employer?
Chances are that during the course of your workday, you will encounter another company’s products, machinery, equipment or employees. If you are hurt at work by another company’s item or person, you may have grounds to seek damages in addition to your workers’ compensation claim.
At the law firm of Jennifer E. Williams, LLC, in Valdosta, we provide comprehensive help to injured workers throughout southern Georgia. We look for additional damages under separate personal injury claims known as third-party liability claims. Let us review your case. You can talk to an attorney in a free consultation — call 229-232-8570.
Examples Of Third-Party Liability Claims
To understand third-party liability, it may first be helpful to learn about workers’ compensation. In a standard workers’ compensation case, a person is hurt at work, and he or she will seek benefits under Georgia’s workers’ compensation laws. The employer may or may not be at fault — that does not matter. Rather than sue your employer, you are seeking workers’ compensation benefits.
In a third-party liability claim, the injured worker has been hurt by someone or something other than their employer. For example, if we look at a construction site, there are often several subcontractors working on one big project: excavators, framers, roofers, plumbers, electricians, drywallers and more. If you tripped and fell in an unmarked hole that was dug by another subcontracting company or if you were injured while using a ladder that was manufactured by another company, you may be able to seek additional damages against the subcontractor or the manufacturing company.
Our workers’ compensation lawyer will look at all legal remedies to ensure that you receive maximum benefits and compensation to help you deal with the financial burdens. If you are unable to work, you still need to pay your bills, and we can help you obtain the money to do that. Additionally, you may be able to obtain compensation for pain, suffering and other losses.
Call Us For More Information
Your employer will not tell you that you might have a third-party liability claim. Reach out to a law firm that is dedicated to helping you. We can be reached in Valdosta at 229-232-8570 or you can contact us online.