Third Party Workplace Injury Claims

Obtaining Compensation for a Third Party Workplace Injury

Electrician working on power linesUnder the workers’ compensation laws of Pennsylvania, if you have been hurt on the job, you have a right to pursue benefits to cover lost wages and income, medical expenses, rehabilitation or physical therapy, and even death benefits. The workers’ compensation laws, however, are designed only to compensate injured workers for the carelessness or negligence of the owner or general contractor on a site. If you were injured because of the wrongful actions of an unrelated third party, you can also file a civil lawsuit in court, seeking damages for your losses.

What Does the Typical Third Party Action Look Like?

If the person causing your injury was neither your boss, nor a co-employee, you are not restricted to filing a claim under the workers’ compensation laws. Some of the more common situations where this occurs include:

  • When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by someone other than your employer or a co-employee, whether on a job site or while traveling for your job
  • When your injury is the result of a dangerous or defective product, such as a tool, machine or piece of equipment designed or manufactured by a third party
  • When an unrelated third party, such as a delivery vehicle operator or an unrelated subcontractor, fails to exercise reasonable care, causing your injury
  • When you are injured or become ill because of exposure to a toxic substance

In a third party action, instead of seeking benefits through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier, you must file a personal injury action in a court of law. While you won’t be limited by the statutory provisions of the workers’ compensation laws, you will have to go through the legal process, which typically takes months, if not years.

Contact Aronberg, Kouser, Snyder & Lindemann, P. A., Attorneys at Law

At Aronberg, Kouser, Snyder & Lindemann, P. A., we have more than 35 years of experience helping people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Contact us by e-mail or call our office at 856-429-1700. Your initial consultation is free.

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