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Third Party Claim Attorneys

What is a third party?

A third party is someone who is not your employer or a co-employee and who is completely or partially responsible for your on the job injury. For example, you are a delivery driver making rounds, and another driver crashes into you, sending you to the hospital. If your employer has state approved workers compensation insurance, you are covered under workers compensation coverage and you have a liability claim against the other driver called a third party. In this situation, and any time different companies work together, third party claims may exist, especially on construction sites. Another common third party claim example would be a janitorial service negligently leaving mops, buckets and water on your employer’s floor, causing you to slip and fall. If you think you have a third party case in Austin, or you have both a workers’ compensation case and a third party case, please contact the attorneys at Allison and Ward today.

What liability does a third party have to you?

A third party’s duty is to not be negligent. In a premises liability case, in which another person’s property caused your injury, the legal standard varies depending on your reason for being there in the first place. In a product liability case, the legal standard depends on whether there was a defect in the design or warnings on the product.