When a workplace injury is caused by the negligence of a third party, such as a contractor, equipment supplier or driver who is not a fellow employee, it involves what is known as a third-party claim. This may enable you to obtain compensation in addition to workers’ compensation benefits. In many cases, the compensation received from the third-party claim can far exceed the value of the workers’ compensation claim.
At Boxer & Gerson, LLP, we have extensive experience in cases involving combined workers’ compensation and third-party claims. We work diligently to maximize the compensation our clients receive from all sources.
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Workers’ compensation claims are made on a “no-fault” basis. However, at the heart of a third-party claim lies the issue of negligence. Boxer & Gerson, LLP also specializes in personal injury law, with expert attorneys well-versed in cases involving pipeline and refinery accidents, construction accidents and industrial accidents. In these and many other situations, we routinely establish and document negligence and the liability of the responsible party.
Unlike some workers’ compensation lawyers, we are trial lawyers with extensive courtroom experience in cases involving third-party claims and other acts of negligence. This can provide you with real advantages when seeking compensation for your losses.
Because Boxer & Gerson, LLP can handle both your workers’ compensation and your third-party claim in-house, we can better avoid duplicated or fractured efforts and mistakes that can limit the total compensation you receive. Boxer & Gerson, LLP will work tenaciously to help you obtain maximum compensation from all possible sources.
For a free, no-obligation consultation about a third-party claim or workers’ compensation case, contact our firm.