In our last post, we focused primarily on the options that are available to you if you are injured on the job. In this post, we’re going to focus on when you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim in addition to your workers’ compensation benefits.
Third Party Liability
You may be able to pursue a lawsuit in addition to workers’ compensation benefits if your injury was caused by a third-party who is not an employee of your company. In these cases, whatever you are able to recover through your lawsuit will be offset by what you received from workers’ compensation. However, the principal benefit here is that you would be able to be compensated for those losses that were not covered by workers’ compensation.