With most on-the-job injuries, workers’ compensation may seem like the obvious option for financial compensation. There are, however, some situations that can result in confusion on what type of claim you should file and that is where an experience attorney can help. For example, what if a third party causes your injury? Are your employer and their insurance still responsible for compensating you through the workers’ compensation process? In most cases, the answer is yes, you are still entitled to workers’ compensation even if your injury was caused by a third party, and even if you pursue a third party claim alongside your workers compensation claim.
For example, imagine that you are on a sales call for work, driving up I-75 North to meet a client in the Mason area, when a car slams into you from behind. Technically, you are still on the job, but your injury was the fault of a third party. You should definitely pursue a workers’ compensation claim in this case. Note that there are some additional complexities to each case where a third party claim may arise, so, it is best to speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney directly about the specifics of your case. The lawyers at The Harris Firm in Blue Ash, Ohio, are experienced in these kinds of situations and will be able to best advise you on the route that you should take after being injured on the job.
While the aforementioned example involved a car accident, this is not the only way that a worker could be injured by a third party while on the job. This could also pertain to certain types of slip and falls, dog bites, or even product liability. It is important to remember is that every case is different, but you can almost always pursue a workers compensation claim even if a third party is at fault for your injury.
If you have been injured by a third party while on the job, you deserve fair financial compensation for your medical bills, time off of work, and pain and suffering. Without working with an attorney who knows how to navigate the unique workers’ compensation system, you may not be successful in receiving this money. By working with The Harris Firm and its team of experienced lawyers, you can feel more confident moving forward during this confusing time. Contact us today to get started.