If you have been injured by a third-party at your place of employment, our experienced legal team at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton in Provo, UT, can offer representation to help you settle your claim. Third-party workplace injuries are unique cases that require the experience of a legal team with the ability to properly investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury, and hold accountable the responsible party. In some cases, you may be entitled to claiming damages against the third-party, in addition to collecting workers compensation from your primary employer.
Most Common Industries of Third-Party Injuries
Due to the heavy equipment and a large number of contract employees, workplaces such as construction sites and warehouses often have an increased risk of injury. Oftentimes, especially in these higher-risk locations, a workplace injury is caused by a negligent third-party who has been contracted to perform specific job duties. However, not all accidents and injuries will occur on company property, or be the result of a contractor.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Many third-party injuries occur when an employee is involved in a motor vehicle accident that occurs while driving a company vehicle. The types of workers commonly involved in an auto accident, involving a company vehicle include:
- Delivery Drivers
- Sales Representatives
- Truck Drivers
- Home Health Care Workers
- Construction Workers
As the injured party, you may be able to collect workers compensation benefits, but also bring a lawsuit against the third-party for your injuries, pain and suffering, loss of wages, physical damages, and additional non-economic damages.
Dangerous Conditions and Equipment Failures
Workers who become injured while working on the property of someone other than their primary employer may be able to bring a lawsuit for injuries not covered by a workers’ compensation claim. These cases often involve service workers who travel to customers' homes or places of work, such as plumbers, electricians, and more. A property owner is responsible for maintaining their equipment and property, ensuring they provide a safe work environment for workers. Therefore, if work conditions and equipment maintenance does not meet proper safety standards, the owner can be held accountable for their negligence in maintaining a safe space.
At Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton, we have helped our clients in a wide range of work-related injuries, which has given us the experience necessary to properly handle your case.
Why it is Important to Seek Legal Counsel
When an injury occurs in the workplace, the injured party will immediately begin to deal with insurance companies who begin investigating the cause of the injury. Workers’ compensation and third-party claims can often become quite complex, leading to a long and drawn-out process that interferes with your ability to receive the proper compensation for your injury. At Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton, our attorneys have helped clients just like you in a wide range of work-related injuries. An experienced lawyer will work aggressively to help you seek proper and fair compensation for your hardships, and ensure that you are treated with the respect and fairness you deserve.
Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one has been injured at work and are unsure whether you can bring forth a third-party claim, in addition to collecting your workers’ compensation benefits, please send us a message today, or give us a call at (801)370-0505. Our team can review your case and explain all your legal options.