Kansas City Third-Party Claim Attorney

In the past, being injured on the job meant only one avenue of recovery: workers' compensation. Now, however, if you are injured on the job by the negligence of a third party who is not your employer, you may be able to recover under personal injury or products liability law as well. Your health and well-being should be of paramount concern, and for that reason alone it is important that you explore all avenues of monetary recovery.

If you have been injured by the negligence of a third party or a defective product, contact Kansas City third-party claim lawyer John Christiansen today to schedule a free consultation. John will work with doctors, medical experts and other relevant parties to help you get the resolution you deserve.

Know Your Rights With Regard to Third-Party Claims

Some examples of incidents that often give rise to third-party injury claims are motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall/premises liability injuries, and accidents on construction sites. Unlike workers' compensation, personal injury claims must be proved in court unless a settlement can be agreed between the parties. In either case, you want an experienced third-party claims attorney to represent you.

When available, third-party claims are an invaluable supplement to workers' compensation benefits. Rather than receiving benefits for your medical expenses and a fraction of your salary if disabled, recovery under a theory of negligence may allow you to collect for some of the following:

  • 100 percent wage reimbursement, rather than two-thirds or 90 percent of your salary, if unable to work.
  • Medical treatment from the physician of your choice, rather than the one authorized by your employer.
  • Pain and suffering damages.
  • Loss of potential future income if you are unable to continue working.
  • Punitive damages, depending on how severe the negligence was or by whom the negligent act was committed.

Consult a Blue Springs Workman's Comp Lawyer Today

If you have been injured by the negligence of a third party while doing your job for your employer, you cannot afford to ignore potential personal injury causes of action. These claims may greatly increase the amount of monetary compensation you receive for your injury.

Contact third-party claims attorney John Christiansen online or at his Jackson County, Missouri, offices in Kansas City (816-298-9892) or Blue Springs (816-298-9892) today to schedule a free consultation. John will work hard to get you the recovery you deserve, and he won't get paid until you do.