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Third Party Liability Workplace Injuries

Third Party Liability occurs when someone other than your employer or another employee caused the injury at work.

Third Party Liability - Product Liability

An injured employee may also have a product liability claim if a defective piece of machinery or equipment gets installed and then harms the employee using that piece of machinery or equipment. The injured employee would then bring a product liability case against the manufacturer and the distributer of the faulty machinery or equipment in addition to his workers compensation claim.

Third Party Liability - Negligence

Often, an employee's job requires him to travel. When an employee is injured in an accident while driving or flying to something work-related, like a conference or a business meeting, the employee can file a workers' compensation claim and also a claim against the negligent driver or the airline.

Third Party Liability - Contractor or Subcontractor

Many times a construction job site may contain workers from several different contractors and subcontractors' teams. When the negligence of a different contractor or subcontractor causes injury to an employee, the employee will have state law claims against that contractor or subcontractor, as long as they have different direct employers.

If you have been injured in a workplace accident, it is important to understand that workers’ compensation may not be the only source of benefits to cover your loss. 

At The Hershewe Law Firm, P.C. in Joplin, Missouri, our lawyers have the knowledge and resources to investigate construction and other workplace accidents. We find out if there was failure to—

  • Follow safety measures
  • Warn workers of hazards
  • Properly maintain equipment
  • Supervise dangerous activities
  • Assure others on site act safely
  • Additional workplace neglect

To obtain a full recovery for our client, we investigate all potentially liable parties, including—

  • Employers
  • Construction defects
  • Construction companies
  • Property owners
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Sub-contractors
  • Other construction professionals
  • Construction liability


Let The Hershewe Law Firm, P.C.'s exceptional construction injury and work injury lawyers fight for you and your loved ones. Call 1-877-782-3790 or contact us online today for a free consultation about your case.

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