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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 Marshall Injury Attorneys, our Florida third-party claim attorneys 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:
Liability In Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
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. Third-party claim lawyers could help you pursue workers’ compensation benefits for your injuries as well as a separate lawsuit against the drunk driver.
Property Injuries Involving Robbery Or Assault
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, third-party claim lawyers could help you 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
Attorneys Scott Marshall and Marko Crespo bring over 35 years of combined legal experience to each case. We focus heavily on personal injury and workers’ compensation and have the skills, resources and experience you need when pursuing benefits, compensation for 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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