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Premises Liability Cases Involving Workers’ Compensation

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on August 16, 2016

A work injury claim formAt the law firm of Chanfrau & Chanfrau, our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience and a history of success in handling the full range of premises liability cases, including those that involve unsafe workplaces. While many injuries that occur due to workplace accidents are covered by workers’ compensation, there are cases in which injured workers may able to seek additional compensation by filing a premises liability claim against a third party. In such cases, it may be possible to collect both workers’ compensation and compensation obtained through a personal injury claim, whether through a settlement or a jury award. This can be particularly helpful to the injured victim as workers’ compensation awards are limited and often do not cover the full measure of losses and expenses sustained by the victim as a result of his or her work-related injury.

When it comes to handling cases involving both premises liability claims and workers’ compensation, our Daytona Beach, FL lawyers know precisely what they’re doing. They can build the strongest case possible against the third party that owned the unsafe property on which you or your loved one was hurt and ensure that your rights are properly represented.

If you or a member of your family was injured in an accident that occurred on the unsafe property of a party other than your employer while on the job, or if you lost a family member to such an accident, we urge you to arrange for a case review with one of our esteemed personal injury attorneys today.

About Premises Liability Cases Involving Workers’ Compensation

Your ability to file a premises liability claim in a civil court if you suffered an on-the-job injury hinges upon who owns the property on which you were injured. The entire workers’ compensation system was set up to protect employers from being sued by employees who were injured while performing their job duties. By purchasing workers’ compensation insurance, employers indemnify themselves from the vast majority of lawsuits that could possibly be filed against them by injured workers. Instead, workers must file claims with the insurance company from which their employers bought their workers’ compensation policies. The benefit for workers is that, generally, as long as they are truly injured and unable to work, and their injuries were caused while performing their job duties, they are not prohibited from filing claims and receiving compensation, regardless of fault.

Therefore, if the unsafe property on which you were injured belonged to your employer, your legal rights may be limited. However, if that property belonged to a third party, and that party failed to maintain safe premises, then you may be eligible to file a premises liability suit against that party without forfeiting your right to collect workers’ compensation. Our lawyers can review your case and advise you of your legal rights and options.

Arrange for Your Premises Liability and Workers’ Compensation Case Review

To arrange for your premises liability and workers’ compensation case review, please contact the law firm of Chanfrau & Chanfrau today.

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