Being injured on the job can sometimes result in your ability to file for a worker's compensation claim. This is compensation for your injury for medical care and other expenses you may incur after an accident on the job. Sometimes, you may be working with a third party consultant or employer – someone you are not directly related with, but is still responsible for the safety of the work place. An example of this could be an architect coming in to supervise a construction crew. The architect is not a part of the construction company, but the architect – in this case – is still partially responsible for not endangering the workers.
Another very prominent example is car accidents. Many people drive for their jobs – truck drivers, taxi cab drivers, delivery people – where the road is the workplace. If you are involved in a car accident, you may be able to make a claim against the other person based on your rights as a worker.
In either case, dealing with third party individuals within a case is a complicated process that needs advisement and direction. This is especially important if you are filing two different cases – one against your employer and one against a third party member. The actions you perform in one case may have repercussions in the other.
If you find yourself injured on the job, you should contact an attorney as soon as you can. This can help in collecting the best evidence and information to create the strongest case possible. George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers has offices throughout South Carolina so that we can meet with you to discuss your case. Please call for a FREE consultation about your case and let us help you through the legal process.