A Law Firm Helping You Hold Third Parties Liable For Workplace Injuries
In Florida and most other states, workers’ compensation is considered the “exclusive remedy” for on-the-job injuries. This means that you are generally prohibited from suing your employer after a workplace accident (employers are granted legal immunity in exchange for providing work comp benefits).
In some instances, however, you can sue parties other than your employer for their role in causing the accident or your injuries. These are known as third-party liability claims.
Seeking Maximum Compensation For Your Injury
At Scott R. Marshall, P.A., in Clearwater, we can help you file your workers’ compensation claim (along with any necessary appeals), and we are ready to help you pursue additional compensation in a third-party liability claim. Our goal is to maximize all available sources of compensation related to your injuries.
Common Scenarios For Third-Party Liability
Although there are seemingly endless ways a third party could be held liable for your workplace accident, some are much more common than others. Here are three scenarios that occur frequently:
Motor vehicle accidents: If you drive commercially, a car accident is also a workplace accident. Say that you were transporting cargo in a commercial vehicle one day and were struck by a drunk driver. You could pursue workers’ compensation benefits for your injuries as well as a separate lawsuit against the drunk driver.
Negligent security and other premises liability claims: Delivery persons regularly have to enter private property. If you were injured by a slip-and-fall accident, a dog bite or another hazardous condition on private property, you could sue for premises liability as well as claim workers’ compensation. You could also seek damages if you were the victim of a robbery or assault because the property owners negligently failed to provide adequate security.
Injuries caused by faulty products: You cannot sue your employer for an accident on the job site, but you have legal options against a third party if you were injured by a faulty product. If you were a construction worker, for instance, and were severely injured by a malfunctioning nail gun, you could file a product liability claim against the tool manufacturer in addition to filing a workers’ compensation claim.
Though the specifics may differ from case to case, the examples above apply to workers in a wide variety of industries.
Why Choose Our Firm For Representation
Attorney Scott Marshall brings over 25 years of legal experience to each case and client, and our firm focuses heavily on both personal injury litigation and workers’ compensation. He has the skills, resources and experience you need when pursuing benefits, third-party liability or both.
We strive to foster good client relationships, and we limit our number of active cases to ensure that you receive the personalized attention you deserve.
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