Third Party Personal Injury Lawyers: Pursuing Legal Remedies
Workers’ compensation laws prohibit injured employees from suing their employers for damages. Injured workers can only get benefits from filing claims for workers’ compensation. However, when a third party or someone other than the employer was partially or fully responsible for the work-related accident, the injured person may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against that third party in addition to getting their workers’ compensation benefits. This personal injury situation is called a third-party cause of action.
In a workers’ compensation tort, workers are entitled to benefits no matter whose fault the accident was, with some minor limitations. A third-party claim is different, however, because in this type of tort, the defendant has to prove that the third party was negligent and that negligence was at least a part of the proximate cause of the accident.
Third-party workers’ compensation lawyers
Romanucci & Blandin’s workers’ compensation attorneys have worked in conjunction with other attorneys in their office to handle many different types of third-party claims. The most common types of third-party plaintiff claims that we handle in which a third-party might have been fully or partially responsible for a work-related accident are as follows:
- Construction worker accidents
- Medical malpractice/hospital failure
- Car accidents or other motor vehicle accidents
- Slip & fall accidents
Workers’ compensation claimants are limited in the number of benefits they can recover, but personal injury claims allow you to recoup more damages for pain, suffering, punitive damages and emotional stress resulting from the personal injury suffered in a third-party claim. It is important to speak with an attorney to investigate all potential claims available to you. The experienced workers’ compensation and third-party cause-of-action attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin can provide you with legal advice to determine what legal action you can take to help you make the best decision for how to best fight for the compensation you deserve from insurance companies and third parties for your personal injury claim.
Free consultation with Chicago-based workplace injury and third party cause-of-action lawyers
The workplace injury, workers’ compensation and third-party cause-of-action attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin have proven successes in these types of cases. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or wrongful death, please contact our office at email@example.com, 312-458-1000 or click here for a free case evaluation. There is never a fee until you are compensated for your injuries at the end of the case.
Disclaimer: The content found on this page is not legal assistance and contacting the workplace injury lawyers at Romanucci & Blandin’s law office for a free consultation regarding personal injury cases and workplace injury claims does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.
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