Third-Party Liability Claims
- Equipment or manufacturer defects: When equipment malfunctions and causes an injury, the manufacturer may be held accountable.
- Improper safety practices: An employee may work for one employer on a job involving other companies (as in the case described above). If the second company should have and did not follow proper safety guidelines, it may be held liable for the accident.
- Premises liability: An injury sustained by a worker on someone else’s property as a result of a known danger may result in a third-party liability claim.
Bottom line, workers’ compensation is limited. It does not cover noneconomic or punitive damages. Big bills can stack up quickly. If recklessness or negligence caused the injury, third-party claims might be one more path to justice.
The Indiana Personal Injury Attorneys at Glaser & Ebbs are skilled at representing clients and their family members injured in personal injury accidents. It often takes legal action to receive fair compensation in these cases. Contact Glaser & Ebbs to learn more about your legal rights and options.
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