Coworkers and employers are individually protected from suits against them under the Workers’ Compensation Act. When injured at work the only thing you can file a claim for are Workers’ Comp Benefits.
Suits can be brought against third parties if they are not related to your company in any way. This means if you are driving a vehicle for your employer and are involved in an accident it is possible to file a claim against the negligent driver who caused the accident or if you are injured because of defective machinery, not built by your company, you can file a claim against the manufacturer.
It is possible to file a claim for Workers’ Comp benefits and file a claim against a third party for other damages but you cannot get what is called “double recovery.”
This is very complex litigation and you could end up owing your employer money if you do this without competent legal representation. At The Pisanchyn Law Firm all of our attorneys are experienced in cases involving Workers’ Compensation, Automobile Accidents, and all other types of personal injury claims so we can easily guide you through any and all necessary steps that need to be taken for your claim.
Please, call our local numbers or toll free at 1-800-444-5309 as we represent all Pennsylvania residents