Frequently Asked Questions About Third-Party Liability Claims

Do You Have A Valid Third-Party Liability Claim After A Work Injury?

When you are hurt on the job, in addition to filing a workers' compensation claim you may be eligible to file a third-party liability. This separate claim can be filed if the injury sustained was a direct result of a third party's actions or omissions.

To help you determine who, besides your employer, may be at fault and explore your options in building a strong case, contact the Law Offices of John W. Brown. Request your free consultation with a third-party liability attorney.

Questions Many People Ask Us About Workplace Injuries And Negligence

What is a third-party liability claim?

A claim made against any entity such as a person or company that is not your employer, who was fully or partly responsible for your accident.

Are there eligibility requirements?

Eligibility is based upon proof of injury, evidence of negligence by a third party and insurance limits of that liable person or company.

Are you allowed to file a third-party liability claim if you already accepted workers' compensation?

Yes, because a third-party liability claim is a separate injury case from a workers' compensation claim.

Can I also sue for pain and suffering?

In most cases, you can sue for pain and suffering within your third-party liability claim.

How long does the process take?

The time frame to build a case for a third-party liability claim can range from a few weeks to a year or more. Third-party liability claims require an investigation and evidence that a third party was negligent. Meanwhile, you may already have a workers' compensation case underway, paying your medical bills and other benefits.

Is having a lawyer necessary when filing a claim?

The liable party will certainly have an attorney and you will be at a disadvantage in filing a claim against them if you do not have an attorney representing you.

How can I get a lawyer to evaluate my work injury case?

Get your own third-party liability FAQs answered. Prepare to file a solid third-party liability claim if your case's facts match the criteria. Schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney. Reach us at our law offices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by email or by calling 412-567-0335 or 877-391-0998.