A Raynham man obtained a $250,000 settlement from National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford. During the course of his employment, he was making a delivery to another business and as he stepped on metal flooring, it gave way causing him to fall. This accident caused him to sustain severe injuries to his shoulder. He called our office and we assisted him in gaining representation for both his workers’ compensation claim, as well as this third party claim. In the end, d’Oliveira & Associates remained jointly responsible with a Massachusetts lawyer, who negotiated this settlement with the insurance company.
Attorney Paul d’Oliveira said, “I think this client got a very substantial settlement considering the circumstances.”
A third party is a person or entity (other than the employer) who have caused or contributed to the work related injury and/or illness. Individuals may file a claim against a third party and recover monetary damages. Any proceeds from the third party settlement are not offsettable. In this client’s case, his company’s workers’ compensation insurance paid benefits and a Lump Sum Settlement because he was injured while on the job. However, because this accident occurred on another company’s property, that company’s insurance carrier was also responsible for his injuries, leading to this third party settlement. This is just one possible situation where a third party claim is possible. To fully understand your legal rights, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to know all of your options.
Contact a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
If you were injured during the course of your employment, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and lost income, among other related losses. A knowledgeable attorney can also determine if a third party claim should be filed. We work with knowledgeable Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Lawyers and Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Lawyers who can help get you the best possible compensation for your injuries. Please call our firm toll-free at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.