Under workers’ compensation law in California, a person who receives workers’ compensation benefits usually cannot sue his or her employer. There are exceptions to this general rule, such as the Dual Capacity Doctrine, the Power Press Exception and instances where the employer is not covered by workers’ compensation insurance.
That does not mean, however, that workers’ compensation benefits are the only benefits to which an injured worker may be entitled. If another party such as a subcontractor or the manufacturer of equipment caused your injuries, you should consult with Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos to file a lawsuit against the responsible party.
At the San Mateo law firm of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, our Oakland personal injury lawyers provide experienced representation for people injured in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you or someone you love has been hurt on the job, let us help you pursue maximum compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.San Francisco Third-Party Liability Attorneys
There are many different types of workplace accidents that could qualify for a third-party liability claim, including:
- If a driver who is in the course and scope of his or her employment is hurt in an auto accident that was the fault of another driver who does not work for the same employer, that person could be liable for the driver’s injuries.
- If scaffolding, a ladder or other equipment failed at a construction site
- If a slip-and-fall accident happens at the loading dock or floor of a store, the store could be liable.
- If injuries were caused by a faulty safety system, faulty wiring or other problems caused by a negligent contractor, that contract or subcontractor may be liable.
You may be able to collect both workers’ compensation and a third-party liability settlement.Contact Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation
At Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, we can help you understand more about third-party liability benefits in addition to workers’ compensation after a workplace injury. Call us at (650) 345-8484 to arrange a free case evaluation or send us an e-mail to learn more information.