California Workers Compenstation Law
If you have been injured on the job, or have suffered from work-related stress resulting in a heart attack or some other serious illness, regretfully your legal remedies are probably limited to filing a Workers Compensation claim. If you have a Workers Compensation claim, in California, we recommend that you retain an attorney who specializes in this area of the law and who exclusively handles workers compensation matters. Call us, and we can refer you immediately to qualified specialists in this field, whom we work with.
There are situations however, in which an injury on the job may be caused by a defective product, a dangerous condition on certain property, or simply the negligence of someone other than your employer or co-workers. We refer to these situations as 3rd Party liability claims arising out of a work injury.
In these situations, the law may allow you to pursue both a workers compensation claim, and a civil action for personal injury, against the responsible 3rd parties. You need to have an experienced attorney evaluate the facts of your case to determine whether or not a 3rd party claim can adequately be made and whether or not it is feasible for you to maintain both a Workers Compensation and a Civil claim for personal injury simultaneously.
The law has become more restrictive to injured employees these past few years in allowing these 3rd party claims, which makes our evaluation of your case, all the more important. You can call us at (800)790-8856 or email us, for your free evaluation on the viability of your 3rd Party claim.