A third-party claim in work injury accident is basically a worker's compensation claim with an underlying personal injury claim.
You may be entitled to pursue compensation for your injury both from your employer's insurance and from a negligent third party who caused the accident in which you were injured.
For example, if a negligent driver caused your delivery truck to crash, resulting in serious personal injury, you may be able to file a third-party liability lawsuit against the negligent driver and their auto insurer.
The potential settlement or verdict from a third-party liability lawsuit could be greater than the benefits you are entitled to from a workers' compensation claim.
At Loney & Schueller, we represent injured workers in third-party liability claims throughout Iowa. These types of situations can be present in any work injury and can even include manufacturers of defective products, machinery or drugs.
It is important to consult with an experienced injury lawyer to understand your rights completely.
Call Eric, Randy, and Sarah at 515-225-4485, and let them help guide you through the process. With over 30 years of combined experience, they are ready to fight for your rights!