If you've been injured on the job, you may already be aware of the workers' compensation claim you are eligible for. However, if your injury involved someone other than your employer or co-worker, you may have an additional claim called a third party civil claim.
A third party claim is essentially a "case within a case" and may arise out of an overlapping accident. This claim can provide benefits that you receive in addition to your workers' compensation benefits. As a Stamford personal injury lawyer, Peter Rotatori has successfully filed many third party civil action lawsuits. Our firm understands the state's legal system and can provide the representation you need.
Third party claims can include an overlapping car accident, product liability claim, construction accident, or an improperly performed medical procedure. Such a claim is filed in civil court, instead of with the workers' compensation commission.
Workers' compensation and third party claims compensate you for the injuries you receive. Such compensation can include:
One of the most confusing aspects of third party claims are liens. A lien is a portion of money given back to the compensation carrier to essentially refund them for what they paid you. Although you were the one who was injured, a lien is given back to the insurance company as a settlement fund.
Attorney Peter Rotatori, III of The Rotatori Law Firm is an experienced Stamford personal injury lawyer who practices workers' compensation and civil accident third party personal injury law. Beginning with a free consultation, Mr. Rotatori can analyze whether your workman's compensation claim may also have a corresponding third party case.
Our firm is capable of investigating and filing such claims in order to determine if you can receive additional damages for pain and suffering. Don't hesitate to contact our firm!