After A Work Injury: You Could Be Entitled To More Through A Third-Party Claim
When individuals suffer injuries at work, they can file workers’ compensation claims with the North Carolina Industrial Commission. However, if the accident or injury was caused by someone who is not affiliated with the employer, the worker can file a personal injury claim in addition to the workers’ compensation claim.
In North Carolina, third-party workers’ compensation claims are governed according to N.C.G.S. § 97-10.2, but generally, if an injured worker obtains a financial settlement from a third party, his or her employer may be able to recover some of the settlement through a lien.
Under certain circumstances, a judge may reduce or eliminate the amount an employer is able to take back through a lien, which helps ensure the injured worker receives the full compensation he or she needs.
At the law office of Jay Gervasi, P.A., we’re committed to helping injured workers in Greensboro and throughout North Carolina receive the maximum compensation for which they are eligible. We stay current with the case laws in North Carolina and understand how to use the workers’ compensation statutes to protect our clients’ right to recovery.
Do You Have A Third-Party Claim?
Although third-party claims provide injured workers with the opportunity to receive more compensation than what may be available through workers’ compensation alone, the process can also be more complex. Working with an experienced lawyer is key in helping ensure you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve. Learn more about the personalized attention an experienced attorney can provide by scheduling a free initial consultation. We can be reached through an online contact form or by calling 336-790-0157.