As a general rule, when a person suffers a work related injury, their only method of recovery is through a workers’ compensation claim. However, there are a few key exceptions that could lead to further recovery. A third party liability attorney may be able to help you.
One exception is when a person is injured by a third party. For example, if you were injured by an independent contractor while working on a construction site, you may have a basis to receive compensation through a personal injury claim and through a workers’ compensation claim. Or, if you were injured on the job by a defective product, you may be able to receive compensation through a workers’ compensation claim and a products liability claim.
Auto Accidents on the Work Site
Another exception to the general rule of workers’ compensation exclusivity is the automobile accident exception. If you are injured by a car, truck, or other motor vehicle while at your place of employment, you may have a right to pursue compensation through workers’ compensation and a personal injury lawsuit.
Attorney Brian R. Whitehead – Salem, Oregon
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, contact The Law Offices of Brian R. Whitehead. Our law firm offers experienced and aggressive representation on behalf of workers throughout the Willamette Valley and surrounding areas.
Third party liability attorney Brian R. Whitehead has been handling personal injury and workers’ compensation cases for more than 25 years. He has helped many clients obtain compensation through workers’ compensation claims, third party liability claims and products liability claims. He has the experience to investigate whether or not you have a viable third party claim, and will aggressively pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
If you need to speak with a lawyer about a worker’s compensation or third party liability claim, we offer a free consultation to discuss your case. To contact our Salem law office call 503-364-8505, 503-364-8505 or contact us by e-mail.
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