Proudly Upholding the Rights of Mecklenburg County’s Workers
Work-related injuries can be compensated in one of two ways. If the accident was no one’s fault, or the fault of your employer or a coworker, it is usually possible to receive workers’ compensation. If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may also be able to bring a third party personal injury suit. Let the Charlotte third party claim attorneys at Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. help you bring your claim.
Call Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. at (704) 850-6322 for a free consultation to discuss your case.
Who Is Responsible for My Injuries?
At the law firm of Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., our workplace injury attorneys help injured workers get fair compensation. We will review your accident to identify any and all responsible parties.
Examples of third party liability for a workplace injury include:
Third Party Claims vs Workers’ Compensation Claims
Third party claims can be filed in addition to workers’ compensation claims, and while it is another step in the legal process there are many benefits to filing a third-party claim. Third party claims open doors to recover compensation for damages that a workers’ compensation claim alone would not cover. In general workers’ compensation claims have many limitations compared to a personal injury claim. These limitations can include:
- Compensation caps
- Stricter time limitations
- The inability to recover for non-economic damages
A third-party claim allows injury victims to recover compensation for non-economic suffering, such as pain and suffering or emotional distress. Additionally, in some cases, punitive damages can be awarded. Punitive damages are damages whose purpose is to punish the negligent party in cases where the defendant acted particularly negligent or reckless. A third party claim not only compensates you but brings the negligent party, whether that be an individual or a manufacturer, to justice.
We Stand up for the Rights of Injured Workers
Since 1979, our personal injury lawyers have represented thousands of accident victims in Charlotte and throughout North Carolina. Our successful track record includes a $1.6 million recovery for a client who suffered brain injury when material dropped on him from an overhead crane at a construction site. The case involved both a third party liability and a workers compensation component. With Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., our clients can have confidence that we will be effective advocates in a third party liability case.
Call (704) 850-6322 today to begin learning about how to craft an effective strategy for your case.