What Is A Third-Party Liability Claim?
Under the law, employees cannot sue their employer or co-workers for a workplace injury. They are only entitled to workers’ comp benefits. However, injured workers do have the right to sue a third party if that party caused the injury. Some examples include:
- Delivery drivers who are injured in an auto accident caused by a drunk driver may be able to file a claim against that driver.
- Factory employees who are injured from defective or faulty equipment or tools may have a cause of action against the manufacturer.
- Construction workers who fall off scaffolding that is poorly designed may have a cause of action against the seller of the product.
Beyond Oklahoma Workers’ Comp: Third-Party Claims For On-The-Job Injuries
If you have been injured at work and have been through the workers’ compensation process, it is likely that the benefits you’re receiving are not adequate to cover your medical expenses and lost wages.
If you need more compensation than what workers’ compensation will provide, it is important to talk with an experienced Oklahoma workers’ compensation lawyer about the possibility of a third-party liability claim.
Knowledge And Experience To Recover What You Need
At Dawkins & Gowens Law Firm, we handle all types of workers compensation claims, including workers’ compensation and third-party personal injury claims for injured clients. From our home office in Oklahoma City, our goal is to recover maximum compensation for our clients.
Backed by nearly 60 years of combined legal experience, our Oklahoma City-based injury attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you.
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We take injury claims on contingency, so you will not be charged any attorney’s fees until we obtain compensation for you.