Have you or a loved one been injured in the workplace? If so, chances are you were informed of your right to file a workers compensation claim to help deal with your injuries. However, occasionally someone sustains a job-related injury by the fault of a third party. Oftentimes, worker’s compensation cannot fully cover the costs incurred due to the injury.
A worker injured on the job is not entitled to file a lawsuit against their employer. However, they can file a lawsuit against any outside persons or companies whose actions may have contributed to their injuries. Simply put, a third party liability claim involves a work accident and/or injury caused by the negligence of someone other than you, your co-workers or your employer.
Workers’ compensation will cover your medical bills, but payments for lost wages only covers two thirds of your average weekly wages. (See the PA Department of Labor and Industry Website) A third party liability claim can help make up the difference in your total losses.
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Having an aggressive work injury attorney on your side can make a positive difference and help you get the money you are entitled to for your injuries and lost wages.
The expert Pennsylvania Work Injury Attorneys at SMT Legal does not collect a fee unless we win compensation for you. We are aggressive and experienced in winning cases and providing the best possible legal services to our clients.
There are numerous ways in which people get injured on the job. We often think of dangerous jobs or those involving construction when we consider work injuries. But anyone could be injured at their workplace and it is wise to know your options.
Some of the most common third party liability claims filed include:
Workers’ compensation will pay you regardless of fault. A third party liability case will need to be proven. Workers’ compensation and third party liability claims can be filed simultaneously. Having an aggressive and compassionate attorney can help strengthen your case.
A third party liability claim is filed with the intent of recovering the full amount of losses. With workers’ compensation only covers medical expenses and two-thirds of lost wages, many people injured on the job can be left struggling.
Third party liability claims can fill the void of what workers’ compensation leaves uncovered. Some of these include:
Third party liability claims are a complicated area of law. You need an attorney who is competent in both workers’ compensation and personal injury law. If you have been injured on the job you deserve fair and just compensation. SMT Legal can help.
Our experienced and compassionate attorneys have a proven record of helping people recover damages.
Our workers’ compensation and personal injury attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA understand how frustrating it is to try to put your life back together while dealing with serious physical injuries and the cost of recovery. We will do everything possible to get you the money you deserve for your injuries and lost wages.
We will conduct a thorough investigation of your injury to determine who was a fault. We have a team of lawyers, investigators, and field experts who work together to build a strong case for our clients. We know when to negotiate, when to go to court and how to get you money for your injuries.
Our goal is to help you get the best possible outcome and maximum compensation so that we can make a positive difference in your life.
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