If a worker suffers an injury or illness while on the job and while working within the scope of his or her employment, the worker can usually file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits (of which there are many different types) are paid by the employer’s insurance company and/or by the employer.
Even though workers’ compensation benefits are available to many workers following an on-the-job injury or illness, these benefits have limitations. For example, under workers’ compensation, injured workers do not typically receive their full salary.
Injured workers are not allowed to sue their employers directly in the State of Nevada. Fortunately, however, some workers might be able to pursue damages through something called a third-party claim. The Las Vegas personal injury attorneys at Breeden and Associates – Malpractice and Injury Law could speak with you about your particular workplace accident and determine your eligibility for pursuing a third-party claim, in addition to a claim for workers’ compensation benefits.
There are many bases for potential third-party claims that arise from workplace accidents. Some types of potential third-party claims include the following:
If you were injured on the job, let the experienced legal team at Breeden and Associates – Malpractice and Injury Law help you pursue the workers’ compensation and third-party benefits you deserve. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Las Vegas personal injury attorney, please call us at (702) 819-7770 or contact us online today for more information.
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