On-the-job injuries – also called workplace injuries – can have devastating effects on both individuals and families. In the U.S. alone, approximately 90 workers are killed on the job every week. Many workers believe that workers’ compensation benefits are the only compensation they can receive for their injury. This is not always the case. In reality, it’s crucial that badly injured workers have an experienced law firm evaluate their case for third-party claims.
A third-party is a company other than the employer. When a worker is injured through the fault of a third-party, damages above and beyond the basic workers’ compensation benefits may be available. For example, if a defective product injures a worker, the product manufacturer is likely a “third-party” that can be held accountable for damages above and beyond workers’ compensation benefits. Another common example involves a multi-employer jobsite – i.e., a jobsite where multiple contractors are working together.
For a free, no-pressure evaluation of your workplace injury case, please contact the personal injury lawyers of Cunningham Bounds at (251) 471-6191.