Third-Party Workers' Compensation
If you're injured on the job through the negligence of another person, you have the right to opt out of the ordinary workers' compensation process and pursue a personal injury claim instead. This can mean that on top of getting your medical bills paid by workers' compensation, you may also be able to recover money for your pain and suffering and other damages.
At the Oregon law firm of Mario F. Riquelme & L. Todd Wilson Partners At Elliott, Riquelme & Wilson LLP, we handle these types of cases, called "third-party workers' compensation claims." Our lawyers are tough and determined advocates for injured individuals. With decades of combined experience, you can count on our attorneys to vigorously pursue the maximum amount of compensation you are eligible for under the law.Examples of Third-Party Negligence
Here are a few examples of possible on-the-job injuries caused by third parties:
- You are traveling on company business when you are hit by a drunk driver
- You are a restaurant worker who is assaulted by a co-worker in the break room
- You are a construction worker who is injured when a subcontractor from a different company drops a tool from high above
In such cases, workers' compensation is not your exclusive remedy. Any type of negligence or wrongful action on the part of someone else can potentially make you eligible for personal injury compensation.Learn About Your Options in a Free Consultation
As soon as possible after the work injury, please contact Mario F. Riquelme & L. Todd Wilson Partners At Elliott, Riquelme & Wilson LLP, for a free case evaluation. Call our Bend third-party workers' compensation lawyers at 541-323-2013, or email us today.