Many victims of job-related injuries and serious construction accidents discover that workers’ compensation benefits alone are not enough to cover all their losses. At Klezmer Maudlin, PC, our priority is to seek out all available sources of recovery for our clients. In some cases, an injury was caused by someone other than the victim’s employer. If someone else’s negligence played a role in your workplace injury or construction accident, you may be able to secure additional compensation through a third-party lawsuit.
We are prepared to fully investigate your situation for evidence of third-party negligence. For example, did a defective tool cause your accident? Were you hurt while driving for work in a crash caused by someone else? Did someone who works for another company cause your injuries on a construction site? These are just a few basic examples of situations in which you may be able to bring a personal injury claim outside the workers’ comp system.
A third-party claim may allow you to recover damages that aren’t available from workers’ compensation, such as payment for pain and suffering and full coverage of lost wages. Keep in mind that recoveries made in a third-party personal injury claim are typically in addition to – not instead of – workers’ comp benefits.