Common Workplace Third-Party Liability Accidents

A third-party claim is a type of personal injury lawsuit filed by an injured worker. Though workers are unable to file personal injury claims against their employer, they can file claims against outside individuals or companies that contribute to their injuries.

This type of personal injury lawsuit is known as a third-party liability claim: a lawsuit against a third party that contributed to an injury you suffered while on the job.

Experienced Representation In Workplace Injury Cases

At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford, our attorneys are dedicated to ensuring that Pennsylvania workers receive the injury compensation they deserve. Backed by more than 60 years of legal experience, our law firm is prepared to handle a wide range of common third-party claims, including:

  • Driving accidents: If you drive as part of your job duties, negligent or careless motorists are a constant hazard. Drunk drivers, in particular, are a danger for many workers. If you have been hurt in an auto accident while on the job, you have a right to file a third-party claim against the negligent driver who caused your injuries.
  • Defective machinery: If a safety switch fails, a brake malfunctions or a defective part shatters at the wrong time, you could suffer serious, possibly career-ending injuries. In this situation, you are entitled to file a third-party claim against the negligent manufacturer.
  • Contractors and subcontractors: Construction workers often share the worksite with a wide range of contractors and subcontractors. All too often, construction workers are injured due to the carelessness of another company's workers. Examples include poorly constructed scaffolding, improperly installed electrical systems and a failure to observe safety protocols when operating machinery.
  • Toxic substances: If a product used at work exposed you to harmful amounts of a hazardous substance, you may be able to file a claim against the product's manufacturer. Common examples include excessive exposure to asbestos or lead. Victims may also be able to file a lawsuit against manufacturers of safety equipment that failed to protect against the toxic substance.
  • Inadequate security: Premises owners have a responsibility to provide for the safety of those who visit the property. If you were injured on a worksite due to inadequate safety measures or inadequate security, consider filing a third-party claim against the premises owner.

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If you have been injured while on the job, learn more about your ability to recover compensation for your injuries. To schedule a free initial consultation with Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford, fill out our online form or call 215-822-7575.