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.