If your injury is caused by the negligence of someone outside your employer, you may have what is often called a third-party claim. In such cases, you may be able to recover damages from the at-fault party.
If you believe another party caused your injury, you should seek legal advice. You need advice from a lawyer who has expertise in both workers’ compensation and other personal injury cases. Many people will hire a lawyer who only possesses skill in one of the claims but not both of them. This is a mistake. That mistake can create costly issues for you.
Third-party cases require significant legal expertise. We provide additional discussion of these cases under the Practice Areas section of our website. If you have questions, give us a call. At the Blackwell Law Firm, consultations are always free and confidential. We have years of experience handling third-party claims.