How Long Do I Have to File a Third-Party Lawsuit in Tennessee?

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If you were injured on the job and have received workers’ compensation benefits that don’t quite satisfy the costs of your injury, you may want to consider filing a third-party lawsuit. Read on and reach out to Morris & Doolan today to speak with a dedicated Knoxville third-party lawsuits attorney. Our legal team is on your side.

What is a third-party lawsuit?

Most of the time, if a person gets hurt while on the job, workers’ compensation benefits do not cover all of the costs incurred as a result of the injury. Furthermore, the employer of the injured party may not have workers’ compensation insurance. If you have not obtained the compensation you need to heal and move forward, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today to discuss the possibility of filing a third-party lawsuit.

If an individual is hurt while on the job and they file a third-party claim, they are really seeking legal action against a third party that is not their employer. Essentially, suppose an individual was hurt while on a construction site. In that case, they will likely seek legal action against the property owner, an independent contractor, an equipment designer/manufacturer, or any other liable party that is not their employer. Victorious third-party claims will typically result in the injured party receiving the amount of compensation that he or she needs to recover. It is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today if you were hurt on the job and think you will need to bring a third-party lawsuit. At Morris & Doolan, PLLC, our legal team is trained with the knowledge and experience needed to ensure that you and your future are protected. We are just one call away.

How long do I have to file a third-party lawsuit in Tennessee?

Keep in mind that every state has its own statute of limitations for personal injury claims. In the state of Tennessee, the statute of limitations for third-party personal injury claims is normally one year. This means that in most cases, employees who have been wrongfully injured will have just one year from the date of their accident to seek legal action against the liable party.

If you would like to file a third-party claim, it is important that you do so quickly. With an experienced Knoxville workers’ compensation attorney on your side, you can feel more relaxed knowing that your attorney will help you meet every critical deadline. All you have to do is give us a call today to get started.

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