Third Party Liability for Industrial Injuries
Too often, those who are injured at their places of work simply accept workers’ compensation benefits, which benefits are extremely limited. While those benefits are typically all that is recoverable from one’s employer, there may be some other person or entity that was responsible for the injuries. These third parties often include the manufacturers of products being used in the work place or are the owners/operators of an off site workplace. Either way, an injured worker should seek to explore whether someone, other than their employer, may bear responsibility. If so, there is a chance of recovering damages that are simply not available in the workers’ compensation scheme.