Third Party Liability
If you were injured at work by someone who doesn’t work for your company, you may have a claim based on third party liability. Check out this video for help.
Can I pursue a lawsuit if I was injured on the job by someone who doesn’t work for my company?
Recently, somebody from South Carolina called me up and explained to me they had been seriously injured on their job. They told me the person who injured them wasn’t a part of their company, but someone from another company. That person was careless and injured this person. Their question, as a result, was could they sue the person that was careless and reckless from the other company in South Carolina and still get workers’ compensation?
The answer to that question is yes. You can file your workers’ compensation claim and try to pay – use your workers’ comp to pay your immediate medical bills and to pay for the lost wages. You can also be preparing to sue the company that had the reckless employee that injured you.
In fact, you need an attorney that does both types of cases, so that the planning goes into both cases so that each case compliments the other. You’re allowed to do that in South Carolina. There are special steps that have to be taken with your workers’ compensation case to go forward with the case against the third-party, which is called the third-party tortfeasor. That’s lawyer talk for somebody from another company that injures you. Then you can take your case before a South Carolina jury and seek to get compensation for the things that workers’ comp didn’t pay you for.
It helps to have an attorney that sees both cases and plans for both cases from the very beginning. If you have this type of case, you need an experienced South Carolina attorney that can go before the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission and can go before a South Carolina jury to present the case. Our firm does both types of cases. Our firm is willing to fight for you and your family. If you have this type of case, don’t hesitate to hire us for both types of cases. We will begin planning both types of cases from the very beginning of your case. Call us; we’re here to help.
Were you or a loved one hurt on the job in South Carolina and have questions about third party liability? Contact experienced South Carolina worker’ compensation lawyer H. Bright Lindler today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
We will fight for you and your family.
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