If you were injured on the job and have received workers’ compensation benefits that do not suffice the costs of your injury, you may want to think about filing a third-party lawsuit. Continue reading and give our Knoxville third-party lawsuits attorney at Morris & Doolan today a call today. We are here to help.
How does a third-party lawsuit work?
In many circumstances, if a person gets injured while on the job, workers’ compensation benefits do not protect all of the costs incurred because of the injury. Additionally, the employer of the injured party may not have workers’ compensation insurance. If you have not received the compensation you need to recover and move forward, do not wait to reach out to our firm today to discuss the chances of filing a third-party lawsuit.
In the event that an individual is hurt while on the job and files a third-party claim, he or she is 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. Successful third-party claims will generally result in the injured party receiving the amount of compensation that he or she needs to heal. It is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today if you were injured on the job and think you will need to bring a third-party lawsuit. At Morris & Doolan, PLLC, our legal team is provided with the knowledge and experience required to ensure that you and your future are protected. We look forward to hearing from you.
How long do I have to file a third-party lawsuit in Tennessee?
Recognize 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 usually 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 promptly. With an experienced Knoxville workers’ compensation attorney on your side, you can feel more comfortable knowing that your attorney will help you meet every essential deadline. We are just one call away.
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Morris & Doolan has significant experience representing clients facing a wide range of workers’ compensation matters, including denial of benefits, appeals, and third-party lawsuits. Contact us today to learn more about our services.