Is a Workplace Injury a Personal Injury Claim?
If you have been injured on the job or during the scope of your work, you probably have a workers’ compensation claim for your injuries and damages; however, that might not be the only claim you have on your hands. You may have a third party claim that you can pursue.
Sometimes an injured worker doesn’t just have a workers’ comp claim, but he or she may have a personal injury claim against the at fault party. For example, if you were rear-ended on the 101 freeway while you were driving on the job, you will have a workers’ compensation claim. Additionally, you may have a third party claim against the negligent driver. This means that you would have two cases that you would need to pursue in order to collect the compensation you deserve.
Because the workers’ compensation carrier will go after the third party to recover some of their money, you need to make sure you have someone watching out for your best interests. If you have a serious injury, you will need as much of that recovery as possible. For helping getting the best financial recovery, turn to the Law Offices of John P. Rosenberg in Woodland Hills at (818) 530-17700 or contact us online.
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