Workers’ Compensation: Third Party Liability


Workers' Compensation Claims and Third Party Liability

If you have suffered an on-the-job injury, you have a right to pursue workers' compensation benefits. If your injury was caused by a third party as opposed to a co-worker or your employer, you may also have the right to file a civil lawsuit to receive compensation in addition to any workers' compensation benefits you may receive.

If you have suffered a work-related injury that was caused in part or in total by a third party, it is important to contact an attorney who has significant experience in both personal injury and workers' compensation claims who can seek maximum compensation on your behalf.

Medical Bills, Lost Wages, Decreased Work Capacity, and Survivor Benefits

If you have been injured in a work-related accident, issues that must be addressed are your medical bills, loss of wages while away from work, any decreased working capacity that will persist in the future and the possibility of a claim for other losses such as pain and suffering. If a case involves the death of an employee, the workers' family should consult a lawyer to determine their ability to seek and receive survivors' benefits.

As an experienced personal injury and workers' compensation lawyer, attorney Fredd J. Haas has the ability to pursue all avenues of recovery for injured workers in a case involving an on-the-job accident, whether it is caused by the employer, a co-worker, or a third party. If a third-party civil lawsuit is appropriate to seek additional compensation, our firm will seek all avenues of potential recovery.

Contact Us

For assistance with a workers' compensation or personal injury claim, call our law office in Des Moines, Iowa, at 515-256-6301. For online assistance, contact us by e-mail.