Las Vegas Nevada attorney Adam Breeden explains about work place injuries. November 19, 2019

Third-Party Liability for Work Accidents

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.

Call us today at (702) 819-7770 or contact us online to learn more about how we could help you handle every aspect of your third-party and workers’ compensation cases.


Potential Third-Party Claims Arising from Workplace Accidents


There are many bases for potential third-party claims that arise from workplace accidents. Some types of potential third-party claims include the following:

  • Product liability claims – In the case of factory work, some employees are injured when they encounter equipment that was defectively manufactured or produced. When injuries occur, the worker may be able to file a claim for product liability against the entity that manufactured the equipment that proved to be defective.
  • Claims against general contractors – In the case of construction site work, general contractors are typically responsible for overseeing subcontractors’ safety and ensuring that the construction site remains a safe place to work. If the accident victim can prove that the general contractor was negligent in that regard, then he or she could sue the general contractor or make a claim against him or her.
  • Motor vehicle collisions – In cases where a person was operating a work vehicle and was involved in a motor vehicle collision that was caused by someone else, then the accident victim might be able to file a claim or lawsuit against the at-fault motor vehicle driver.
  • Slip and falls – If a worker, such as a delivery driver, was injured in a slip and fall accident that occurred on another person’s property, then the accident victim could file a claim or lawsuit against the property owner. The accident victim would need to show that the property owner knew about the defective condition on the property and failed to warn about or correct it in a reasonable amount of time.


Speak to a Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney Today

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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