What Is A Third-Party Workers' Comp Claim?

If you suffered a job-related injury or illness, workers' compensation should help cover your medical bills and lost wages. However, workers' compensation doesn't provide any money to compensate you for your pain and suffering.

A third-party claim, on the other hand, can potentially provide the extra money you deserve for your physical pain, emotional distress and other losses. It involves suing someone other than your employer or a co-worker.

At the Law Firm of Laub & Laub, we have many decades of experience with workers' compensation and personal injury cases in Nevada and California. Our lawyers are here to help you obtain the full amount of money and benefits you may deserve.

Examples Of Third-Party Lawsuits

Here are a few examples of potential third-party lawsuits involving work-related injuries:

You were driving a motor vehicle as part of your job when you were hit by another driver. Perhaps you are a delivery truck driver who was hit by an intoxicated teen, or maybe you are a nurse who was rear-ended while on your way to an in-home visit. The other driver who hit you would be considered a third party.

You tripped and fell on a broken stairway in a client's office building. If you were on someone else's property as part of your job, and you were injured by a dangerous condition on that property, you may have a claim against the property owner.

You were injured by a subcontractor from a different construction company. Subcontractors are typically considered third parties, since they are not your direct co-workers.

Learn More About Your Options From Our Experienced Attorneys

If you think you may possibly have a third-party claim, don't hesitate to contact the Law Firm of Laub & Laub. We can carefully evaluate your case and provide the clear legal guidance you need to protect your rights and interests.

Call our Reno-based lawyers at 775-391-4153, or contact our firm online.