The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic has been handling these "third-party" claims for decades, and we're committed to helping injured workers rebuild their lives and getting justice for families who have lost loved ones in work accidents. We've recovered significant results on their behalf, including:
What is a third-party workplace claim?
In general, you cannot file a personal injury claim against your employer for an on-the-job accident because those injuries are covered under workers' compensation. The tradeoff with workers' compensation is that you are entitled to benefits on a no-fault basis - that is, you do not need to prove that your employer was negligent - but those benefits are more limited than those available in a personal injury claim.
However, that protection only applies to your employer and anyone working directly for your employer. If a third party was responsible for your on-the-job injury, you can file a personal injury claim against that person, just as you could in any other injury case.
Some examples of third-party claims include:
- You are involved in a car accident while driving as part of your work.
- You are injured due to dangerous premises while working off-site on another business' premises.
- You are injured due to the negligence of a contractor or vendor in your workplace.
- You are hurt by a dangerous product in the workplace.
It can be difficult to know whether you have a third-party claim, and if you do, actually recovering from the negligent third party may be even harder. That's why you need an experienced work accident attorney with a history of successfully resolving these cases. That's why you need to call Pajcic & Pajcic.
Contact an experienced workplace injury lawyer today to protect your legal rights
We're proud to serve injured Jacksonville workers, and we would be honored to meet with you for a free consultation. If you can't come to our office, we'll meet with you at home, at work, in the hospital or wherever else is convenient. Call 904-358-8881.