What to Know About Third-Party Lawsuits in Tennessee

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If you were hurt on the job, you may face injuries and burdens that your employer’s insurance cannot cover. That is why you should consider filing a third-party lawsuit. Do not wait to reach out to our firm today to speak with one of our skilled Tennessee workers’ compensation attorneys.

What are third-party lawsuits?

If an individual is hurt while on the job, in most cases, workers’ compensation benefits cannot cover the complete cost of the injury. Additionally, in other situations, the employer of the injured party may not have workers’ compensation insurance. No matter what circumstance you are facing, if you are unable to receive the compensation you need to recover after your injury, you should consider filing a third-party claim.

In the event that an individual is injured while on the job and they file a third-party claim, they are actually pursuing legal action against a third party that is not their employer. Essentially, if someone was injured while on a construction site, they will sue the property owner, an independent contractor, an equipment designer/manufacturer, or any other liable party that is not their employer. With a successful third-party claim, the injured party is likely to receive the amount of compensation that he or she is entitled to. Our legal team is equipped with the knowledge and experience required to handle workers’ compensation claims and third-party claims. At Morris & Doolan, PLLC, our attorneys are ready to provide you with all tools necessary to ensure that you recover the damages that you deserve. Contact our firm today.

What is the statute of limitations for third-party lawsuits in Tennessee?

While all states have their own statute of limitations for personal injury claims, Tennesee has a statute of limitations for third-party personal injury claims. Every state has a statute of limitations in place for personal injury claims. The statute of limitations for third-party claims in Tennessee is, generally, one year. This indicates that in the majority of instances, employees who have been wrongfully injured will have just one year from the date of their accident to pursue legal action against the liable party.

Third-party claims are time-sensitive. Do not wait to reach out to our firm today to begin yours. Our legal team will be able to ensure that you are promptly meeting all of your deadlines.

CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED TENNESSEE FIRM

If you need a Knoxville workers’ compensation lawyer or employment law attorney, Morris & Doolan is here to support you. Our firm has significant experience representing clients facing a wide range of workers’ compensation matters, including denial of benefits, appeals, and third-party lawsuits. If you need a Tennessee employment lawyer, we are experienced in handling matters ranging from discrimination and sexual harassment to wrongful termination and FMLA. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

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