I am receiving workmans compensation through my boss but it was due to the negligence of the other crew that I was hurt. Is there anything I can do to hold them responsible?
When a worker is injured by the fault of someone outside of his company- there are two claims: Workers’ Compensation and Personal injury. In a personal injury claim, the injured party has the burden to prove the fault of the person they are suing. To recovery money the person at fault usually must have insurance. Whether the homeowner has an responsibility for your injuries would depend on the facts of your injury. If you do get a recovery in a personal injury claim, the workers’ compensation carrier is entitled to be paid back what they have paid to you. As such, you need an attorney with experience in both workers’ compensation and personal injury to find the best approach to your case.
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