In many workers’ compensation cases that we handle at the Law Firm of Harris Guidi we find that the injured employees are eligible for workers’ compensation and sometime social security disability, and also can take action against a third party that was negligent in the accident. If the injured employee can prove that the third party in any way caused the accident that led to his injury, they may be eligible to collect additional damages in the form of a personal injury lawsuit, in addition to the benefits that they are already due from workers’ compensation.
Your benefits from workers’ compensation claims will not cover everything. You cannot collect for pain and suffering or wages that you might lose beyond the limits of workers’ compensation.
If your injury was directly caused by third party negligence, for example a faulty product, you can do the following:
- File a claim for workers compensation with your employer
- File a civil suit against the company that made the faulty product
- File both simultaneously
Many clients that we consult with did not even know that they were eligible to receive other compensation with personal injury or product liability lawsuits, and they are relieved to know that there is other help out there. Being injured on the job is a hard thing to go through, but the experienced team of Jacksonville workers’ compensation attorneys at Harris Guidi Rosner, P.A. will show you all of your options when we sit down with you at your free consultation. Call us today at 904-777-7777 to arrange your free consultation.