Impact of a Third-Party Claim When Receiving Workers’ Compensation in Virginia

It may be in your best interest to consult a Virginia Workers’ Comp lawyer when you are filing a Workers’ Comp claim. You may have rights that you aren’t aware of, including the ability to seek litigation against another party. 

When you experience a work injury inVirginia, you can usually expect to qualify for Workers’ Comp benefits. However, this may not cover the expenses and losses you have suffered adequately. 

Your options may be limited because you cannot sue your employer or another worker if you receive Workers’ Comp benefits. But you may be entitled to pursue a third-party claim.  

There are a number of circumstances in which a third-party claim may be pursued. It could stem from a car accident in which you are driving while on the job and another driver injures you. If you were delivering materials to another location and were injured in a slip and fall, the owner of the premises then may be held liable. Another example would be if you were working with machinery and you were injured because it was defective, a third-party claim may be filed against the manufacturer. 

When you are receiving Workers’ Compensation in Virginia, your claim may be impacted by other benefits. To learn how this can affect your case and the amount you are able to receive, seek assistance from a Virginia Workers’ Comp lawyer to discuss your case.  

Contact an Attorney about Your Workers’ Compensation Claim in Virginia

When you have difficulties with your Workers’ Compensation claim, a Virginia Workers’ Comp lawyer can bear some of the burden you’ve been placed under. To get back on your feet, whether it means getting back to work or getting the benefits you deserve, order a copy of our free book, the Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia, and contact a workers’ comp attorney at the Injured Workers Law Firm for a no-cost consultation – 877-755-7744 or 804-755-7755.

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About the Author:

The Injured Workers Law Firm is a Richmond, Virginia based firm solely focused on serving clients with workers' compensation claims in Virginia. If you have questions about your benefits or if you would like more information on the Virginia Workers’ Compensation system, order our book, “The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia” , or call our office today (804) 755-7755.