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Texas Attorney for Third-Party Work Injury Claims

Lubbock Third-Party Claims Lawyer

Lawyer in Fort Worth Serving Workers Injured by Third Parties

In Texas, companies are not required to carry Workers' Compensation insurance. This can create challenges for Texas workers who suffer a work-related injury. One option for recovering compensation is filing a claim directly against the party whose negligence led to your injury. When the party who caused your accident is not your employer or a co-worker, you may be dealing with what is called a "third-party claim." Pursuing this type of claim may be the best way to obtain compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, and more.

At Hutchison & Foreman, PLLC, we are committed to helping workers who were injured by a third party to recover the compensation they need. We believe that workers should not have to suffer financial hardship as a result of a work injury caused by another party's negligence. The party responsible for your injuries should financially compensate you for the harm done, and we will strive to ensure that they do so.

How Third-Party Claims Work

Workplace injuries resulting in injuries can happen very easily when any party acts without concern for the safety of workers. In many cases, the negligence of an employer or a coworker may lead to an injury. However, a third party who is not associated with the employer may also act carelessly and cause someone to get hurt. In these cases, it may be best to pursue a civil lawsuit directly against the party who is responsible for your injuries.

Your attorney will need to prove that the third party in question was negligent in causing your injuries. If this can be proven, then you are likely to be awarded compensation should your case go to trial. However, most cases can be settled out of court by agreement. Our attorneys are highly skilled negotiators, and we can often arrive at a settlement you are pleased with. However, we are equally skilled in the courtroom, and we will act as knowledgeable and zealous advocates for you should your case go to trial.

Why Pursuing a Third-Party Claim May Be a Good Option

Even if using Workers' Compensation is an option for you, you may find filing a third-party claim to be preferable or even necessary. There are limits as to the amount of benefits Workers' Compensation can provide given your particular injury, while no such limitations exist in civil litigation. Pursuing a third-party claim often results in higher awards than the benefits you can receive through Workers' Compensation.

Alternatively, if your employer is a non-subscriber, then filing a third-party claim may be your only option for pursuing compensation. Many injured workers could benefit greatly from pursuing this type of personal injury lawsuit.

Understanding When a Third-Party Claim May Be Possible

Having a third-party claim means your claim is not against your employer or someone affiliated with your employer, such as a supervisor or a coworker. For example, if you are making a delivery for your boss when you are hit by a careless driver, you likely have a third-party claim against that driver. Or, if you were sent to a third party's premises to perform repairs or maintenance, and you were injured in a slip and fall accident because the party in control of the premises carelessly left the floor wet, you may have a third-party claim.

Our attorneys can assess your case to determine which parties you may have a claim against so that we can pursue compensation on your behalf. We handle many types of cases involving work injuries, and we can help you determine whether you have a third-party claim or another type of claim.

Contact a Fort Worth or Lubbock Third-Party Claims Attorney

Hutchison & Foreman, PLLC is committed to helping injured workers obtain the compensation they are rightfully owed after being harmed by a careless third party. Our skilled Fort Worth third-party claims lawyers will strive to see that you receive every bit of compensation you deserve. Contact us at 817-336-5533 for a free consultation. We serve clients in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.

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