When Third Parties Are Responsible For Injuries
If you have been injured on the job, you may have been told by your employer or a co-worker that workers’ compensation is your only available means of relief. Depending on the facts of your case, the information you received may not be accurate.
While workers’ compensation is often the exclusive remedy for people who have suffered a work-related injury, there are limited exceptions. If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by someone other than your employer or a co-worker, you may be able to obtain compensation through a third-party liability claim, which is a type of personal injury claim. To learn more, contact the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A. in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
What Is A Third-Party Liability Claim?
While workers’ compensation provides wage benefits and medical benefits, it does not provide compensation for pain and suffering. Through a third-party liability claim, you may seek compensation for pain and suffering, in addition to other damages.
Since a third-party liability claim is a personal injury claim, you will have to establish the negligence of the third party (someone other than your boss or a co-worker) that contributed to the cause of your accident. Third-party liability claims often involve construction accidents where a subcontractor or other third party played a role in a work accident. However, third-party claims may arise in the context of many work accidents.
If you have been injured on the job and a third party played a role in your accident, contact the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A. for assistance. Our lawyers have been advocating on behalf of accident victims for more than 40 years. We have extensive experience in cases involving severe and fatal injuries, so we are prepared to handle even the most complex injury claims.
Fighting For You
To contact a North Carolina third-party liability claims attorney at the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A., call 910-779-3135 or contact us by email. We are pleased to offer a free consultation. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis so you pay no fees to us unless we recover compensation for you.