Third-Party Claims

Workers’ compensation claims typically involve the employer and the worker who is injured. It is important to realize that workers’ compensation is what is called a “no fault” system. This means it does not matter how a worker sustained an injury; he or she is entitled to benefits regardless of fault or negligence.

In contrast, personal injury lawsuits depend on the negligence of one party. In order to win a suit, the plaintiff (in this case the injured worker) must show that the injury was sustained because of another party’s negligence.

In certain cases, particularly in auto and truck accidents, a “third party” will be part of the compensation equation; a third party that is not part of the company or workplace was negligent and caused an injury.

As mentioned above, a driver may collide with another vehicle. If that driver was negligent and caused the accident, the injured worker is entitled to the compensation of a personal injury claim.

These types of claims can be intensely complex. A third-party claim will affect workers’ compensation benefits and may affect Social Security Disability benefits as well. Failure to correctly settle these types of claims can result in financial catastrophe.

Fortunately, our family has helped hundreds of injured workers maximize benefits, many of whom have filed third-party suits. If you believe you or someone close to you is entitled to compensation, our lawyers and team are here for you.

Contact our Calhoun third-party claims attorney at 770-720-7596. 

Work Injury Attorney

With our decades of practice in and around metro Atlanta, our team is ready to do everything to obtain all compensation to elevate your quality of life in the wake of an injury. We practice personal injury law and understand how these claims affect each other.

Let our family help your family. Contact The Mason Law Firm, LLC, via email or call 770-720-7596.