The Third Party Liability Law and Third Party Injury
Under workers’ compensation law, you cannot sue your employer. If, however, a third party caused your accident, then you may be able to file a third-party liability lawsuit.
You as the injured person are the first party. Your employer is the second party. Who is the third party?
A third party could be the driver of another vehicle that hit you in an accident if you were driving a vehicle in the scope of employment. A third party could be a subcontractor whose negligence led to an accident on construction site. If a piece of defective machinery harmed a worker, the manufacturer of that machinery could be considered a third party.
Third Party Liability Claims Lawyer at Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C.
At the work injury law firm of Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., we can help you file a third-party liability claim in Texas. If you are successful in a third-party claim, the amount of settlement or verdict will likely be far greater than a workers’ compensation claim. You may be able to collect both workers’ compensation along with a settlement from a third party.
In any work accident, our objective is to guide you to the greatest compensation available. Workers’ compensation is an important benefit, but when third-party liability can be proven, that avenue should be pursued as well.
Contact our McAllen and Corpus Christi third-party liability claims attorney for a no obligation free consultation.
To speak with an experienced attorney regarding a third-party claim in Texas, please contact us at Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C. Call our Corpus Christi office or McAllen office toll-free at 844-426-3000.