Hiring An Attorney For Third-Party Workers’ Compensation Claims
In exchange for providing workers’ compensation benefits, Pennsylvania employers are generally protected from being sued by employees for work-related accidents. However, if your work injury was caused by someone other than your employer, you have the right to sue.
At Marzzacco Niven & Associates, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, we’re raising a voice as we represent workers who are injured in workplace accidents. Historically, our founding attorney Katherine L. Niven served as chief counsel for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and was a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation judge. She brought her in-depth understanding of third-party workers’ compensation claims to our current well-rounded team of injury attorneys. Our workers’ compensation department is led by Attorneys Jesse Rhodeside and Adam Crosier, who has been certified as a specialist in workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
What Is A Third Party?
A third party can be anyone who does not work for your employer. Examples of third parties include:
- Other drivers in car accidents.
- Manufacturers of machines or equipment you use at work.
- Property owners, if you work at a site that is not owned by your employer.
- Other companies.
While workers’ compensation pays benefits regardless of fault, you have to prove liability on the part of a third party before you can sue for damages. As a result, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after a work accident to collect and preserve evidence of liability.