If an injury happens at work it is possible that Worker’s Compensation is the exclusive remedy for our client.
However, too many workers fail to recognize that a workplace injury can sometimes lead to a significant third-party personal injury case, where far greater compensation is available.
For example, if you are in an accident while driving during your work shift, and you’re struck by someone who is working for a different company than yours, there is clearly a viable personal injury case against the other driver and his/her company. The same rationale may apply when one is injured in the workplaces as a result of conduct by independent contractor. It is important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer examine all of the facts and circumstances surrounding your workplace injury before assuming that workers’ compensation is your exclusive remedy.