How To Seek More Than Workers’ Comp
For most workplace accidents, you are limited to workers’ compensation benefits. However, if the accident was caused by someone outside your chain of employment, you may have a personal injury claim for additional damages.
The Law Offices of Locklin & Coleman, PLLC, handles construction accident and industrial accident claims against third parties. We are accomplished and effective lawyers who have secured settlements and verdicts for workers throughout Northern Virginia .
Find out if you have a third-party claim for a job site injury.
Call our Manassas office at 866-719-4394.
In Virginia, you cannot sue your employer or a co-worker for negligence that caused a work-related injury. Other sub-contractors on the site job site are also protected from liability as “statutory employees.”
So when can you make a personal injury claim above and beyond workers’ comp?
- If you were hurt in on-the-job vehicle accident, you can sue the other driver if he or she is not in the chain of employment.
- If you were injured in a workplace accident involving defective machinery, you can sue the manufacturer of the equipment.
- Workplace injuries from chemical exposure or a fire may be linked to a third party.
- If the negligence of a visitor to the job site was responsible for your accident, you might have a claim.
There may be other circumstances that allow you to pursue additional compensation for a workplace accident. Contact one of our attorneys at 866-719-4394 to discuss your rights. We offer a free case evaluation, including home or hospital visits. If we take on your case, we collect no attorney fees up front. We are only paid if we are successful in securing damages through settlement or at trial.