Injuries Caused by a Third Party Need More Than a Compensation Attorney
What if I get injured in a motor vehicle crash while I am on the job?
When you are injured in the course and scope of your employment, you are entitled to treatment and compensation under Colorado’s Workers Compensation Program. Your employer pays for this coverage. Your medical treatment will be provided for you at no cost, and your wages will be paid during the period you are out of work. If the accident was not your fault, the at-fault person is still responsible for the damage that they caused.
Workers’ compensation will not compensate you for ALL of your damages, like pain and suffering. In order to recover those damages, you need a compensation and personal injury lawyer on your side to pursue the at-fault driver directly. Even if you have a workers’ compensation lawyer, you may still need a separate Personal Injury Lawyer in Denver. Fuller Law has the experience to help you navigate through this complicated legal environment. If you don’t hire your own compensation lawyer, Workers Comp will often pursue its own case against the at-fault driver to recover what they paid out to you for your medical and wage expenses, but they will not pursue damages for you.
What if my On-The-Job Injury was caused by a Third Party?
If you believe your Denver accident was caused by a third party not connected to your employer, you probably have a third party case. This could be an auto accident, a faulty piece of equipment, an injury related to a dangerous condition on the worksite, or others. Any time you are hurt at work, and it was caused by someone other than your employer or a co-worker, you should contact Fuller Law to investigate possible claims. Since 2002, John Fuller has been fighting with respect to our Denver clients and also have recovered over 40 million dollars for them; so, you can trust our workers’ compensation lawyers track record will be on your side when pursuing the compensation you deserve.
What if I already have a Workers’ Comp Attorney in Denver?
If you already have a workers’ comp attorney, they may already be pursuing a Third Party Case for you. However, not all compensation attorneys in Denver know how to navigate Civil Third Party cases. Others believe there is a conflict of interest in charging you for both the Comp side of the case and the Third Party side of the case. It is important that you understand all your options so you are fully informed. Fuller Law routinely works with other Worker’s Comp Attorneys to achieve the best outcome on both sides of the case. Insist that you have the best team possible to protect your rights. If your Denver accident was due to a third party’s negligence and your workers’ comp lawyer is not pursuing the third party, contact Fuller Law today for your free consultation.