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Have you been injured while performing your job duties due to the negligent actions of a third party? If so, then you may pursue compensation in a third-party lawsuit in addition to a claim against your employer’s workers’ comp insurance policy. However, pursuing a lawsuit is not a simple matter. It is highly advised that you seek legal help from a professional who has a proven track record of success in the personal injury field.
For many years, the experienced Sacramento workplace accident attorneys at Demas Law Group, P.C., have helped injured workers get the compensation they need to get back on their feet after a workplace accident. Please contact us if you need help from an experienced legal team that will fight hard to secure the benefits you are owed. To speak with one of our dedicated staff members now, call (916) 444-0100. We offer free, confidential consultations.
Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Exception to Exclusive Remedy
The state of California sets forth workers’ compensation as the exclusive remedy for the injured worker. In other words, an employee who is injured on the job may seek compensation only through workers’ compensation (if available). However, there are a few exceptions to this rule, third-party liability being one of them.
Workers’ Comp Attorney: Common Types Accidents in Sacramento
In regards to work injuries, third-party liability arises when a workplace accident occurs due to the negligence of an individual or entity separate from the employer. Third party lawsuits commonly arise from the following scenarios:
- Subcontractors – Many third-party liability accidents arise from the negligence of subcontractors that employers hire to work on a project or site. In a situation where a subcontractor contributed to the injury of an employee, a third party injury claim can be filed in addition to a workers’ compensation claim.
- Auto Accidents – Many different occupations include driving as a job duty (delivery drivers, truckers, traveling salespeople, etc.) If a driver is injured in an accident while on the job, s/he may file a suit against the other driver in addition to a workers’ compensation claim.
- Defective and Dangerous Products – Some jobs, especially those in the construction field, involve the use of equipment and machinery. If a shoddily designed or made piece of equipment causes an accident, the injured employee may sue the manufacturer of the product in addition to collecting workers’ comp.
- Slip and Fall – If a worker experiences an accident while working on a property not owned or managed by his/her employer, s/he may bring a premise liability lawsuit against the building owner or property manager in addition to collecting workers’ comp.
These are just a few examples of common situations where a third-party is responsible for a worker’s on-the-job accident. Discuss your case with a qualified attorney to determine whether you have a viable third party lawsuit for your Sacramento work injury case.
Get Help from our Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Sacramento
From our legal office in Sacramento, Demas Law Group, P.C., serves clients in Citrus Heights, Davis, Elk Grove, Folsom, and other cities in northern California. We provide our high-quality legal services on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t owe us a cent unless we recover damages. To schedule a free, comprehensive consultation with us today, call our office or fill out an online contact form and we will get back to you immediately.
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