LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Matthew Bruce Lewis | Mar 13, 2019

Third Party & Negligence Claims Arising Out Of A Texas Workers' Compensation Claim

Employer's who have workers' compensation insurance in Texas are protected from lawsuits for negligence unless they cause a death or act intentionally to hurt someone. But if some other company or person was negligent in causing the injury, you may have a right to sue them in addition to filing your workers' comp claim. For instance, a service tech driving to a client's house gets hit by somebody who runs a red light - they will have a workers' comp claim and a negligence claim against the driver of the car that hit them.

Job sites with multiple companies on them, like construction sites or oil rigs, often see the actions of a person with one company cause an injury to a person working for a different company. That injured worker would have a workers' comp claim and a negligence claim against the other company involved. This video discusses these types of situations and what your rights may be.

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I wrote a book for Texas injured workers to that they can understand the Texas workers' comp system and what their rights are when they file a claim. It's called The Ultimate Survival Guide For Texas Injured Workers: Everything You Need To Know To Beat Insurance Companies At Their Games. It's a FREE download at the link below.

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