Heridas Personales y la Compensación Workers’ al Trabajador
Injuries that occur on the job are covered by workers’ compensation benefits. Injuries that occur as the result of someone else’s negligence are handled through a personal injury lawsuit. However, many individuals wonder: what happens when an injury occurs due to someone else’s negligence but while the injured person was also on the job? We can help with the answer to that question.
At Dixon & Daley, LLP, our Whittier, California, area firm helps clients understand how these cases are handled as third-party claims. We have more than 40 years of experience handling personal injury, workers’ compensation and third-party claims on behalf of injured individuals. Our lawyers have the knowledge and insight needed to handle cases that involve multiple areas of law. Workers’ compensation cases can be complicated by themselves, and made more complex when aspects of personal injury matters are tied to them. We can guide you through the process of handling all facets of the case in order to get you the benefits and compensation you need.
Many of the third-party claims that we handle are related to car accidents. Individuals who drive as part of their job are at a higher risk of being injured by a non-co-worker. Whether you were driving a commercial vehicle (such as a delivery van or truck), a smaller vehicle owned by your company or your own vehicle while performing work-related functions, our attorneys can step in and help you understand how the legal details are handled.
Machine / Equipment Malfunctions
Many other of the third-party claims we see relate to employees who are injured on the job while using or cleaning a machine or other equipment supplied by the employer. These types of accidents give rise to a workers’ compensation claim, but may also result in a civil third-party claim. If the machine or equipment being used by the employee is defective or malfunctions, the employee may file a claim against the manufacturer, retailer or supplier of the machine or equipment. We at Dixon & Daley, LLP, will aggressively investigate the facts of the accident, and obtain opinions from engineers and other qualified experts to determine whether or not the injuries were caused by a product or machinery defective. We are ready and willing to handle BOTH the workers’ compensation case AND the civil third-party personal injury case.
Third-Party Accident Injuries
Any type of accident can cause serious injuries. Our firm stands by clients who are dealing with lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering due to injuries sustained in a third-party accident such as:
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries and concussions
- Broken bones
Contact Us Today
To discuss third-party negligence cases and how workers’ compensation is handled in these situations, contact us at 562-567-0426 or toll free at 800-671-3818. If you prefer to send an email, you may do so using the form on this website. We offer a free initial consultation. Our legal fees are contingency-based, which means you do not pay unless you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.