If the negligence of someone other than your employer contributed to your workplace injury, you may have a claim beyond the limited benefits of workers’ compensation.
Injured employees are generally limited to benefits provided through the workers’ compensation system. However, you may have legal recourse if the actions or equipment of a third party are to blame for your injury. For example, third party liability could be found against a manufacturer of defective machinery, a subcontractor who caused a safety hazard, or a property owner whose negligence led to the accident.
Patterson Harkavy LLP has extensive experience in both workers’ compensation law and civil litigation. We have achieved notable results on behalf of injured factory workers, construction crews, equipment servicers, and other industrial employees. By pursuing both your workers’ compensation claim and a separate third party claim, we can potentially expand the amount of benefits to which you are entitled.
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Contact our experienced trial lawyers in Raleigh, Chapel Hill or Greensboro to determine if your workplace injury may also be the basis for a third-party case.