If you’ve been injured on the job, your instinct may be to file a workers’ compensation claim. However, this is not always possible, or in some cases, workers’ compensation simply doesn’t cover the cost of your injury. Contact a knowledgeable Knoxville third-party lawsuits attorney here at Morris & Doolan, PLLC today to learn more about third-party lawsuits and how we can assist you.
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Our legal team has helped countless individuals navigate the third-party claims process over the years, and we are prepared to assist you as well. We know how important this is to you–we will fight, tooth-and-nail, for the benefits you deserve.
Workers’ Compensation Vs. Third-Party Lawsuits
When someone sustains an injury on the job, there are times where workers’ compensation benefits simply do not cover the entire cost of an injury. Or, in other cases, the injured party may work for a company that does not carry workers’ compensation insurance. Whatever the situation, if you cannot receive adequate compensation through a standard workers’ compensation claim, you should consider filing a third-party claim.
Essentially, when someone files a third-party claim, they are suing a liable third party (not their employer) for their injuries. For example, if someone was injured 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. If a third-party claim is successful, the injured party should receive the full compensation to which he or she is entitled. Our firm has significant experience handling both workers’ compensation claims and third-party claims, and we are prepared to put that experience to work for you today.
Statute of Limitations for Third-Party Lawsuits in Tennessee
Every state has a statute of limitations in place for personal injury claims. The statute of limitations for third-party claims in Tennessee is, typically, one year. This means that in most cases, those who’ve been wrongfully injured will only have one year from the date of their accident to take legal action against the liable party. Our firm is prepared to begin the claims process on your behalf at once.
Contact a Knoxville Third-Party Lawsuits Attorney
We know that after sustaining an injury on the job, your health and well-being are paramount. This is why it is always best to take legal action sooner, rather than later. Our firm is on your side, and we are ready to help you. Do not hesitate to contact a knowledgeable Knoxville third-party lawsuits attorney right here at Morris & Doolan, PLLC today.