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Third-Party Liability

San Mateo Workplace Accident Lawyers

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.

Client Reviews

    I retained Ilya Frangos of Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos on a business litigation matter involving a frivolous lawsuit filed in federal court. Ilya guided me through the case and helped make sure that I understood the process… He always took the time to answer all my questions and helped put my mind at ease. I would highly recommend him and this firm!


    I called Mr Frye after my wife had passed away… John listened to my case over the phone, after aggreeing to represent me, handled everything from there… I have already recommended Mr Frye to a friend for help with a similiar case and would without reserve recommend him to anybody. He came highly recommended as an expert in these type cases, and I believe he demonstrated this personally.


    Chantel Fitting is as good as it gets. If you have been injured, need help and cant get what you know you deserve from one of the big insurance companies, then you have got to call Chantel. She will fight for you like it was her that was hurt… She cares. Call her. You wont be sorry you did.

    Cindy C.

    A great experience. Excellent law firm which treats their client’s with the utmost respect. Very knowledgeable and made me fell extremely secure when handling my personal injury claim. Would highly recommend Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos to handle your next case.

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    I was fortunate enough to have been represented and retained by this law firm for my injuries sustained by an under insured motorist. I must say Chantel Fitting and Illya Frangos went above and beyond trying to resolve my case… I would highly recommend this law firm and stop shopping around if you are looking for the best, as this is as good as it gets.

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