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Additional Workplace Injury Compensation: When A Third Party Is Liable

Last updated on July 5, 2024

In most cases, workers cannot sue their employers over workplace accidents and injuries. They have to rely solely on their workers’ compensation benefits to provide for their recovery. However, when someone other than an employer is wholly or partially responsible for a worker’s losses, that opens the door to a third-party personal injury claim.

At Hedberg & Boulton, P.C., our attorneys fight for injured workers – not corporations. When you turn to us for help, you will never be treated like a case number. Our lawyers believe in giving every client their personal attention, from the start of their case to the finish. We want to see you get every dollar you are due.

What Is A Third-Party Workplace Injury Claim, And When Is One Possible?

A third-party workplace injury claim is a personal injury lawsuit filed by an injured worker against someone other than their employer who is to blame for their injuries. Third-party claims can be pursued at the same time as worker’s comp claims.

Here are some common situations that give rise to third-party claims:

  • A speeding driver hits you while you are working roadside construction
  • A distracted driver sideswipes your delivery van while you are on the job
  • A property owner fails to warn you about some dangerous property condition
  • An equipment supplier provides you with defective tools or machinery
  • A subcontractor does not exercise due care on a construction site

Third-party claims can be pursued against vendors, architects, cleaning companies, distributors, maintenance companies, property management companies and more. It can be very hard to understand when you have a valid third-party claim after a workplace injury. Let a skilled attorney examine the facts of your case and help you understand your options.

Trust Us, Trust Our Experience

We represent hard-working Iowans who need help after workplace injuries – and we never back down without a fight when there is money on the line. Call Hedberg & Boulton, P.C., at 515-446-9861 today to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation consultation with an experienced lawyer today.