Third Party Injury Lawyers Belleville

When you are on the job, an injury can occur that leads to a workers’ compensation claim. However, what do you do if you are injured, but your employer did not cause the injury? A third party claim may be something you can pursue to hold another party responsible for your injury.

At Nelson and Nelson, our personal injury attorneys understand the frustrations you might be facing regarding your injury and seeking compensation from a third party. If you or a loved one are seeking representation for this type of case, let our attorneys help. We are knowledgeable and can provide the representation you are seeking to settle your claim.

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What is a Third Party Injury?

A third party injury is classified as one that causes you injury from a party other than your employer. The third party could be a variety of entities but may include:

  • A company in charge of keeping an area safe
  • A manufacturer of a defective or dangerous product that led to your injury
  • A person operating machinery in a negligent way that led to the injury
  • A third party violating state or federal statutes that ultimately led to your injury

In general, a third party claim may lead to a greater amount of compensation than a workers’ compensation claim for the same type of injury.

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Common Defenses in Illinois Third-Party Liability Suits

A third party involved in a case of this type may hire a legal team skilled in defending third party injury cases. When this occurs, the defense may try to put the blame on the injured worker so the amount their client is liable for is reduced.

Some common defense tactics include:

  • The injured party is lying about the events that caused the injury
  • The negligent third party did nothing wrong
  • The company or other coworkers who work with the injured party caused the accident or injuries
  • A separate third party caused the accident
  • The injury was a pre-existing condition not caused by the accident

Lawyers for the defense may also claim contributory negligence, which means they allege the injured person is partially responsible for their injury. Some common claims related to contributory negligence include:

  • The injured party failed to see a hazard, such as a pothole or slick spot on the ground, which caused the injury
  • The injured party failed to do their job correctly, leading to their injury
  • The injured party failed to follow the company’s rules and guidelines for safety, ultimately causing the injury
  • The injured party did not wear proper safety gear
  • The injured party was not paying attention as they completed their work, leading to an injury
  • The injured party was under a doctor’s care for a workers’ compensation claim, failed to follow orders and was thus hurt more severely in the accident

How Our Attorneys Can Help

When attorneys at Nelson and Nelson provide representation in a third party claim, we understand the tactics the defense might attempt. We use supporting evidence to show the third party shares all or some of the responsibility for the accident and resulting injuries. We gather evidence, ask the tough questions, and ensure any avenues we can seek towards fulfilling a third party claim through settlement or trial are met.

Contact a Belleville Third Party Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one were injured on the job and believe a third party should be held accountable, contact the attorneys at Nelson and Nelson to discuss your claim. Our attorneys are here to help.

Some common defense tactics include:

  • The injured party is lying about the events that caused the injury
  • The negligent third party did nothing wrong
  • The company or other coworkers who work with the injured party caused the accident or injuries
  • A separate third party caused the accident
  • The injury was a pre-existing condition not caused by the accident

Lawyers for the defense may also claim contributory negligence, which means they allege the injured person is partially responsible for their injury. Some common claims related to contributory negligence include:

  • The injured party failed to see a hazard, such as a pothole or slick spot on the ground, which caused the injury
  • The injured party failed to do their job correctly, leading to their injury
  • The injured party failed to follow the company’s rules and guidelines for safety, ultimately causing the injury
  • The injured party did not wear proper safety gear
  • The injured party was not paying attention as they completed their work, leading to an injury
  • The injured party was under a doctor’s care for a workers’ compensation claim, failed to follow orders and was thus hurt more severely in the accident

How Our Attorneys Can Help

When attorneys at Nelson and Nelson provide representation in a third party claim, we understand the tactics the defense might attempt. We use supporting evidence to show the third party shares all or some of the responsibility for the accident and resulting injuries. We gather evidence, ask the tough questions, and ensure any avenues we can seek towards fulfilling a third party claim through settlement or trial are met.

Contact a Belleville Third Party Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one were injured on the job and believe a third party should be held accountable, contact the attorneys at Nelson and Nelson to discuss your claim. Our attorneys are here to help.