If you were hurt in an accident at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Many workers don’t realize that they may also be able to pursue a separate claim if the accident was caused by a defective product, independent contractor, or other acts of negligence not associated with your employer.
BLACK & WHITE LAW, LLP helps injured workers in North Carolina with third-party injury claims. When an individual or entity that is separate from your employer causes an accident, you could have a third-party workplace injury claim.
To secure compensation in this type of claim, it will be necessary for you to prove the third party’s negligence or fault for the accident. It is critical to have an experienced attorney on your side to help determine which parties may be liable and if your employer has any subrogation interests that need to be considered.
Victims of workplace accidents may be unable to return to work temporarily or permanently. When this happens, they could struggle to pay medical bills and support themselves and their families.
If you’ve suffered a workplace injury in an accident caused by someone other than your employer, you may be able to collect compensation not only from your employer’s workers’ comp policy, but also from the third party who caused the accident.
For help with a third-party workplace injury claim in South Carolina, contact BLACK & WHITE LAW, LLP online or by phone to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today.