We Can Help With Filing A Third-Party Claim
The Arizona workers’ compensation system is designed to help workers after they have been injured on the job. The system does not attempt to assess whether there was negligence but simply provides medical care and compensation for those injured. But one very important aspect of workers’ compensation is that the benefits only cover accidents and injuries for employees of the employer carrying the policy.
What’s A Third-Party Claim?
If you were injured while working on a job site by someone from another general contracting company, or say involved in a traffic accident with a nonwork-related driver, then in addition to workers’ compensation insurance, you may be able to bring what is known as a “third-party claim” to recover additional compensation.
While workers’ compensation provides some coverage for most workers, it is an insurance program, and like most insurance, its benefits are limited. For instance, it typically will not cover the loss of your full wage payment or overtime pay that you suffer because of your injury.
However, if you were injured by a third party, i.e., someone who is not an employee of your company, you may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against that third party to recover your additional damages. The Law Offices of Dix & Forman, P.C., can help you with these matters. There can be complex issues of liability, employer status and subrogation, and we are well-versed with these issues.
Certified Specialists With More Than 30 Years’ Experience
Having a lawyer on your side can greatly benefit your claim. Our attorneys are Certified Specialists and have more than 30 years of experience working on complex on-the-job injury issues. We can explain how workers’ compensation claims work, examine your accident to determine if third-party compensation may be available and manage the process. We know you simply want to heal and be able to return to work. We can remove the burden of stress that dealing with the legal claims and insurance filings brings, thus letting you focus on your recovering your health.