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Workers’ Comp vs. Third-Party Workplace Accident Lawsuits

Any injury is difficult to endure. When you suffer an injury at work, it changes how you pursue the compensation you deserve. There are two different processes that you might go through following an injury while you’re on the job. Our goal is to help you understand your options and safeguard your right to pursue compensation.

What Is Workers’ Comp?

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that many employers pay to provide benefits and compensation when an employee suffers an injury on the job. Workers’ compensation covers injuries that occur when a worker is considered “on the clock.”

For instance, if an employee is moving product and slips and falls, they might qualify to receive workers’ compensation benefits.

Not all employers carry workers’ compensation. It’s vital to recognize if your employer covers your losses and get help when filing a claim. To file a workers’ comp claim, be sure to report the accident as soon as possible, seek medical care, and be sure to file the workers’ comp claim accurately and timely.

What Is a Third-Party Lawsuit?

A third-party lawsuit can arise in a situation where the accident and injury occur because of an outside source. For instance, the employee who suffers harm can file a lawsuit against the manufacturer if the manufacturer creates defective machinery that causes an injury.

A third-party lawsuit allows the injured worker to file a lawsuit against the responsible parties. You can work with a lawyer to file the lawsuit to seek compensation in the most effective way possible.

At Pringle & Herigstad, P.C., we put your needs first. Our North Dakota workplace accident lawyers go above and beyond to pursue the compensation you deserve. We encourage you to learn more about our firm and how we can safeguard your rights throughout the entire process.

Need to speak with a legal professional? Call us today at (855) 245-5100.

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