Were you injured at work by someone other than a co-worker or your employer? Did your employer cause your injury intentionally or with complete disregard for your safety? In these situations it may be possible to obtain compensation from your employer or a third party in addition to your workers' compensation benefits.
We Help Victims Of Accidents At Work Bring Claims Against Third Parties
At the law firm of Thomas J. Ueberschaer, P.A., our attorneys can help you understand your rights after an accident at work. With nearly 30 years of combined experience handling personal injury and workers' comp cases throughout the state of Florida, we will work to secure the full and fair compensation you are entitled to after an accident.
Do you have questions about workers' comp and third-party claims? "Ask Tom" by contacting our law firm online or call us at 850-332-0476 to schedule a free initial consultation with a third-party liability attorney. We have two offices conveniently located in Pensacola and Panama City to serve your needs.
Understanding Workers' Comp And Third-Party Claims
Under workers' compensation, you are entitled to benefits if you have been injured at work without having to prove fault. These benefits can help you cover medical expenses and lost wages. However, unlike a traditional personal injury claim, you cannot seek damages for pain and suffering.
This is not the case in a third-party claim. Like a personal injury claim, you can pursue damages for your pain and suffering and, in some limited cases, punitive damages.
In order to bring a third-party claim, your workplace accident must have been caused by someone other than your employer or a co-worker. However, if your employer intentionally caused your accident or acted with complete disregard for your safety, you may also be able to bring a third-party claim against your employer.
Experienced Personal Injury And Workers' Comp Firm
Your employer's workers' comp insurance company may have a claim to your settlement from a third-party lawsuit. It is important to hire an attorney with experience in both areas of law in order to make sure that your rights are protected and that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
At our firm, we are experienced at handling all aspects of workers' comp and third-party claims. Whether you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident, by medical malpractice or in an auto accident, we will deal with the insurance companies and handle every aspect of your claim so you can concentrate on your recovery. If you lost a loved one in a fatal accident, we can also help you seek justice through a wrongful death claim.
Contact A Personal Injury Attorney
Contact our offices in Pensacola or Panama City to arrange for a free consultation by calling us at 850-332-0476 or contact our lawyers online. If your work injury prevents you from traveling to us, we can come to you.