Can I File A Civil Lawsuit After My Injury?
Employees who are covered by workers’ compensation insurance are entitled to claim workers’ compensation benefits in the event of an on-the-job injury. When the injury was the fault of someone other than a co-employee, the injured employee can also seek compensation from the liable party through a third-party claim in addition to workers’ compensation benefits.
These two cases — the workers’ compensation claim and the third-party claim — are related, but involve significantly different legal issues. To protect your ability to obtain compensation from both sources, you should obtain representation from a law firm that regularly handles both third-party and workers’ compensation cases.
Seeking Full Compensation From All Sources
The attorneys at Ayers, Whitlow & Dressler have extensive experience in workplace accident cases involving both third-party litigation and workers’ compensation claims. We understand the many complexities these cases present and how to protect our clients’ interests at all stages of the legal process. When our law firm represents you, we will seek to maximize the compensation you receive from all sources.
Some types of accidents that can result in both a third-party claim and a workers’ compensation claim include:
- Motor vehicle accidents occurring while you are on the job
- Accidents caused by a contractor’s negligence
- Injuries caused by defective machinery and equipment
Protecting Your Rights And Ability To Claim Compensation
An accident case involving both a workers’ compensation claim and a third-party claim requires careful coordination of both claims. This is because a mistake made in one claim can affect your ability to obtain compensation from the other. At Ayers, Whitlow & Dressler, we handle both types of cases in-house, minimizing the possibility of errors and avoiding the duplication of efforts. We will seek the best possible result for you.
Contact A Charlotte Third-Party Claim Lawyer
For a free initial consultation about your case, contact Ayers, Whitlow & Dressler.