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Marianna Work Injury Lawyer
Have You Been Injured on the Job in Jackson County?
Work accidents can happen in any work location—from a retail store to an office building to a construction site or while driving or walking to a location for work duties. Most work injuries are covered by workers’ compensation law which entitles you to wage and medical expense benefits. However, in some cases, a third party may have been responsible for your work injury in which case you will need legal assistance in making a third-party personal injury claim. Call the Law Offices of B. Shannon Saunders, PA for a free consultation with a work injury lawyer in Marianna.
What is a Workers' Comp Third-Party Personal Injury Claim?
A third-party claim is filed against a negligent or reckless entity whose actions or omissions led to your work-related injuries. This is someone other than your employer or a co-worker. While proof of fault is not required in a workers’ comp claim, you must prove negligence in the case of a third-party claim.
Examples of Third-Party Negligence
For example, third-party work negligence claims could be based on:
- Defects in work-related equipment, such as a truck with defective brakes used for a delivery company, a defective power tool used at a construction site, or a defective appliance used in a restaurant kitchen
- A worker who drives as part of his job who is then hit by a drunk driver
- A sales representative falling on a slick bathroom floor that the janitorial services failed to make known at his client’s offices
Can You Still Sue If You Accept Workers' Compensation?
There are some instances where you may be eligible to receive both a third-party settlement and workers' compensation settlement. However, it's important that you discuss your situation with a professional work injury lawyer before making any decisions.
In some cases third-party settlements can provide you with a higher settlement amount than a workers' compensation claim, and in other cases you may be required to pay back some expenses that were initially covered by workers' comp but are then covered again by your third-party settlement. Our third-party claim attorney can guide you through the process and get you maximum compensation!
Get Experienced Legal Advice from our Marianna Work Injury Attorney
Workers' compensation third-party settlements can be complicated. Without the representation of an experienced attorney, you may be facing an insurance company that will work hard to deny, delay, or otherwise limit the compensation you may be owed. The Law Offices of B. Shannon Saunders, PA understands the laws and procedures applicable to these cases and can do everything possible to help you achieve a favorable outcome. We represent clients throughout Jackson County and the Florida panhandle.
Contact our work injury attorney in Marianna, FL at (850) 800-9088 for legal assistance today. Serving all of the Florida Panhandle.