Workers’ Comp Third Party Negligence

Skilled Workers’ Comp Attorneys Serving San Jose Since 2002

With more than 25 years of combined experience, our team at the Law Offices of Noel Hibbard has a reputation for skilled negotiations and representation for third party negligence claims. This particular field of workers’ compensation can be complex, requiring intelligent legal representation to make a strong case.

Find out if you qualify for a third party negligence claim by calling our San Jose workers’ compensation attorneys at 408.294.9100.

What is Third Party Negligence?

If someone other than your employer is responsible for your work-related injury, you may have a third party claim. This means that you can collect workers’ compensation through your employer’s insurance as well as pursue compensation from that other party.

Third party claims often involve:

Faulty manufacturing equipment that leads to your injury at work
Car accidents while on the job which involves a drunk driver
Subcontractors on construction sites who fail to follow safety protocols

Skilled Representation for Complex Negotiations

To have a successful third party negligence claim, we must prove that the accident occurred as a direct result of someone else’s failure to follow legal safety protocols for their field. Unlike workers’ compensation claims, third party claims can recover damages for pain and suffering and personal injury.

Fighting for the Rights of the Injured

We can represent you for both your workers’ compensation claim and for your third party negligence claim. Having the same attorney work pursue both facets provides you with a representative who is intimately familiar with your case. We keep you informed throughout the proceedings, aiming to ensure that we are keeping in line with your ultimate goals for your claim.