Pursuing More Than Just Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation is not always the only source of compensation available after a serious workplace accident in Connecticut. For example, if your injuries were caused by someone other than your employer, you may be entitled to bring a third-party claim. Third-party claims can arise in all types of situations.
For instance, on-site accidents can involve a defective tool or piece of equipment, specifically on a construction site. In other cases, accidents involve employees who are struck by another motor vehicle while driving on work duties.
In these and other situations, you may be entitled to bring a third-party claim, which can lead to additional compensation. Southington Work Injury attorney Tony Sheffy, founding partner of Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, LLP, has more than three decades of experience representing seriously injured individuals in all types of injury claims. While some third-party claims are appropriate for settlements, Mr. Sheffy and the lawyers at the firm are committed to finding the best outcome. Many times, maximizing compensation is best achieved in a courtroom.
Third-Party Claim Basics
If you were hurt on the job in Hartford, Waterbury, Southington or any other location, bringing a workers’ compensation claim is, of course, highly important. It is equally important to understand what really happened in your accident because if a third party, such as a subcontractor or a manufacturer of a defective piece of machinery, is responsible, then you have the right to file a separate lawsuit. Such “third-party claims,” if successful, would provide you with more compensation than workers’ comp alone.
When we handle Connecticut work injury claims, we conduct investigations into each accident to determine how it unfolded. Our work injury attorneys in Southington can talk to witnesses, take photographs and bring in experts when necessary. If a third party was indeed involved, we will work tirelessly to recover the full amount of compensation you deserve, above and beyond what you receive from the workers’ compensation system.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
Take action immediately if you were hurt on the job in Connecticut. Call 844-367-0314 to speak with a Southington work injury attorney at Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, LLP. You can also contact us online. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. Attorney Sheffy is available 24 hours a day.