What Is a Third-Party Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Sometimes your employer is not the only one to blame for your work-related injuries. If a third party, such as an equipment manufacturer or a dangerous jobsite, was partially responsible for your work-related injury or illness, you may be able to file a lawsuit against that party for damages beyond your typical workers’ compensation claim.
At Michigan Injury Lawyers, we have experience handling third-party claims, and we can help protect your rights to collect compensation from the parties responsible. We’ve helped many injured workers throughout Michigan, and we may be able to help you, too. Speak with a member of our legal staff about your accident today—call (888) 454-0801 or fill out our free initial consultation form.
Do I Have a Third-Party Claim?
If a third party is partially to blame for your work-related injuries or illness, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim and a third-party claim. Third-party claims are not governed by Michigan workers’ compensation laws, so you may be entitled to recover damages from the third party for your pain and suffering in addition to lost wages and medical bills, which are covered by workers’ compensation benefits.
Third-party claims often require extensive documentation to prove who was to blame for your injuries. Testimony from reputable doctors and other expert witnesses also may be necessary to prove the extent of your injuries and the third party’s role in your accident or illness. Our Michigan workers’ compensation lawyers can gather the evidence needed to build a strong third-party claim on your behalf.
Contact Us Today
You shouldn’t have to struggle to pay bills for medical care after your work-related injuries keep you from earning a living. Contact Michigan Injury Lawyers today, and let us use our knowledge and resources to investigate your claim and hold the parties who caused your injuries accountable for your damages.