Is Someone Else Accountable for Your Work Injury?
Beyond Workers' Compensation - Third-Party Liability in South Carolina
For most on-the-job injuries, workers are limited to Workers' Compensation benefits to cover their losses. If a third party other than your employer or co-worker caused or contributed to your accident, however, you may have a lawsuit for damages against that person or business.
The Greenville, South Carolina, law firm of Kathryn Williams, P.A., offers focused experience in work injury claims, both Workers' Compensation and civil litigation. To find out if you have a good case, contact us today at 1-888-377-1537. We offer a free consultation, representing injured workers throughout Upstate South Carolina.
Third Party Liability
Workers' Compensation pays for work-related injuries regardless of who is at fault. The flipside is that workers cannot sue their employers, supervisors, or co-workers for negligence leading to injury. Furthermore, Workers' Compensation is limited to medical expenses and a reduced portion of your regular wages.
If you have a solid case against a third party for your work injury, you can sue for the costs of future medical care, the full replacement of lost earnings, pain and suffering, and lost quality of life. Likewise, if a family member died of a work injury, you could initiate a wrongful death action against the responsible third party.
The third party cannot be in the chain of employment, but could be:
- A manufacturer of defective machinery or vehicle
- Another subcontractor whose negligence led to injury
- A property owner who failed to provide security or safety precautions at a construction site or other work site
Highly Qualified to Handle Work Injury Litigation
Kathryn Williams has practiced in workplace injury law since 1983. She is a past president of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of South Carolina Claimant Attorneys, and she currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Work Place Injury Litigation Group. Kathryn is listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" 2007 Edition under the Workers' Compensation practice area in South Carolina.
After resolving your Workers' Compensation claim, our lawyers can vigorously pursue any third-party actions to secure additional damages. Find out if you have a valid claim. Call Kathryn Williams at 1-888-377-1537 for a free case evaluation. We offer after-hours appointments, or we can come to you.