Third Party Cause of Action | Romanucci & Blandin
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 situation is called a third-party cause of action.
In a workers’ compensation claim, workers are entitled to benefits no matter whose fault the accident was, with some minor limitations. A third-party claim is different, however, because the defendant has to prove that the third party was negligent, and that negligence was at least a part of the proximate cause of their 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 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
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip & fall accidents
Workers’ compensation claims limit the amount of benefits you can recover, but personal injury claims allow you to recoup more damages for pain, suffering, punitive damages and emotional stress. 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 offer a free evaluation of your case to help you make the best decision for how to best fight for the compensation you deserve.
Free consultation with a Chicago-based workplace injury and third-party cause of action lawyer
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 Info@rblaw.net, 312-458-1000 or click here for a free evaluation of your case. There is never a fee until you are compensated for your injuries at the end of the case.
- Romanucci & Blandin Blog, January 25, 2021