Construction workers count on specific tools to do their jobs every day. They should be able to use them without having to worry about the tools being defective. Unfortunately, there are times when a defective tool causes an injury on the job site. The interesting thing that differentiates these accidents from others is that the worker has the right to file a third-party claim.
A third-party lawsuit seeks to hold the manufacturer of the tool accountable for its negligence through the civil court system. Some workers dismiss this right out of hand because they assume that they can’t do anything outside of the workers’ compensation system. The difference is that when you are hurt on the job and there isn’t a defective product, you can’t sure your employer. That’s why the employers carry workers’ compensation coverage.
We know that this might seem like a lot to handle right now. We are here to help you learn what you need to know about the third-party claim process. One important thing to keep in mind is that you have to act within a specific time frame. You can’t wait too long because you will lose your right to seek compensation.
There are many factors that go into your claim. You need to ensure that you are seeking the money to cover injury-related expenses like medical care and rehabilitative costs. You also should include missed wages. Remember that these damages are for past bills as well as bills that you will receive in the future. We can assist you with determining the amount to attach to your claim.