While most compensation from work-related accidents are provided under workers' compensation, car accidents often involve third parties, opening the door for a right to sue the responsible driver. If you were injured in a work-related car accident, due to the negligence of another driver or co-worker, you may have a personal injury claim.
Connecticut Personal Injury Attorney
At Tooher Wocl & Leydon LLC, our Stamford work-related car accident attorneys have extensive experience in handling third-party liability claims for injured workers. To discuss your work-related motor vehicle accident case in a free initial consultation, contact us today.
Third-Party Liability Claim Against Negligent Drivers
Personal injury claims are prohibited in work-related accidents against an employer, because these damages are provided for under workers' compensation. Workers' comp covers economic loss such as medical bills and loss wages. Unfortunately, it does not cover noneconomic loss such as pain and suffering, which can be sought in a personal injury claim.
Only if an injury was caused intentionally by the employer can the employee file a personal injury lawsuit. The other route is a third-party liability claim. For example, if an injury was caused by a co-worker's operation of a car or other motor vehicle, Connecticut law allows an injured worker to sue a co-worker for the negligent, reckless or intentional operation of a motor vehicle.
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To discuss your third-party liability claim with one of our experienced Connecticut wrongful death lawyers, contact Tooher Wocl & Leydon LLC, in Stamford or Bridgeport for a free consultation. Tooher Wocl & Leydon LLC is an AV Preeminent* law firm under the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating process.
We represent clients statewide and handle both personal injury and wrongful death claims on a contingency basis. There are no legal fees to pay unless we win.
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