If you are injured at work, your employer is immune from lawsuits under workers’ compensation; however, you may bring an action against anyone other than your employer in a third party claim.
- If you slip or fall at a customer’s premise while performing your duties.
- If you are injured as a result of a defective product, a third party action may be brought against a manufacture or seller of the product.
- If your injury results from the negligence of a subcontractor or general contractor at a work site, a third party action may be brought against the negligent contractor.
- If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident during the course of your employment, a third party action may be taken against the at fault driver.
If you or a family member suffers a work related injury, it is worthwhile to consider a third party action. Many injured employees are able to recover damages that exceed their workers’ compensation benefits to aid in their overall recovery following a workplace accident.
Injured At Work
You May Have A Third Party Claim From Your Work Injury
Contact the Des Moines personal injury attorneys of Stoltze & Stoltze PLC for answers to your questions regarding a third party claim related to your workplace injury today at 515-244-1473. We are here to help you recover from your injury and receive full compensation for your losses.