Third Party Claims in West Chester PA Workers Comp
Getting justice from a Pennsylvania workers compensation third party injury requires aggressive Chester County workers compensation lawyers who fight for victims of work related automobile accidents and are motivated and aggressive in getting a workers compensation settlement for our clients. Contact Ciccarelli Law Offices when you need have been injured by a third party while in the course and scope of your employment. Contact us 24/7 at (610) 692-8700.
Pennsylvania’s Workers Compensation law prevents you from suing your employer for pain and suffering when you are injured at work or in the course and scope of your employment but it does not prevent you from suing a non employer who was negligent and was the cause of your injury while you were working. Examples of third party claims include but or not limited to:
- rear-ended in a motor vehicle while you are on a job assignment.
- injured by a dangerous or defective product that was manufactured by someone other than your employer or
- injured off your employer’s premises because of a dangerous or defective condition.
In that case, you can make a workers compensation claim and a third party claim. The ability to make a third party claim is important to you because it allows you to make a claim for personal injury and pain and suffering; something that a workers compensation claim does not allow. However, even under a third party claim, the workers compensation insurance claim has a right of subrogation.
When someone is injured at work by the negligence of something or someone other than his or her employer or a co-worker – the injured worker can file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits and can also file a claim to recover damages from the negligent party in a separate claim, which includes pain and suffering.
If the injured worker has received workers’ compensation benefits and the injured worker goes on to obtain a recovery (either a settlement or award at trial) from the negligent third party, the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company can make a subrogation claim against any 3rd party award or settlement the worker receives. This means that the employer and/or workers’ compensation insurance carrier can seek reimbursement for the workers’ compensation benefits they have paid out on the employee’s behalf.
Fortunately, experienced lawyers have the ability to negotiate with your workers compensation insurance company to minimize their subrogation claim.
Our promise: You need a Chester County workers compensation lawyer who understands the seriousness of your Pennsylvania workers compensation claim and will give it to you straight. You do not expect guarantees but you need a lawyer that you can trust to fight for you and your family to the fullest extent of the law. Our Chester County workers compensation legal team promises to work for you; be thorough and aggressive in setting out the best strategies for you and your loved ones.
We accept Pennsylvania workers compensation claims on a contingency fee basis; which means that we do not require an advance fee, retainer or hourly rate but base our fee on a percentage of the monetary settlement we earn for you. Call Us 24/7 (610) 692-8700. Learn how we will work toward the result you need.
We serve individuals and their families injured at work and seeking workers compensation benefits throughout Chester County and the greater Philadelphia Pennsylvania region including but not limited to: West Chester, Downingtown, Coatesville, Phoenixville, Parkesburg, Kennett Square, Oxford, Malvern, and in Philadelphia, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Bucks County, Lancaster County, Berks County, and Northampton County in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Lancaster, Levittown, Media, Norristown, Philadelphia, Pottstown, Pottsville, Reading, West Chester, and Willow Grove.
When you have are seeking a monetary settlement of your workers compensation Pennsylvania, you need justice; and you need a top Chester County workers compensation lawyer with years of experience winning the tough cases: contact Lee Ciccarelli and Pennsylvania Personal Injury team today. Call 24/7 at (610) 692-870.