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Can I pursue a third-party claim and workers' compensation?

In a short answer, yes. But you probably won't get the results you would like unless your injury or ailment involved a failure or malfunction on the part of a third party. Look at your workers' compensation as a benefit to which you are entitled if you are hurt at work, or at a work function or even on a break at work. It affords both you and your employer a level of protection to a certain degree, with defined amounts you can be paid and making it inconsequential whether the injury was due to your negligence or not.

Because oftentimes injuries are caused by exposure to products or malfunctions of machines owned or supplied by third parties, a third-party lawsuit can and would be appropriate in these situations. Keep in mind only one of these claims is in the form of a lawsuit.

The third-party claim can be looked at as a product liability case in pursuit of compensation. The workers' compensation claim is a filing for benefits owed, insurance, not a lawsuit.

So, what to do if you feel you have a claim? File as soon as you have notified your employer. Keep a log of your goings on, your medical treatments and results, your pains and your copies of all paperwork. These can serve as a point of reference in what can become a confusing ordeal. This can also help your attorney understand the scope of your situation. A California workers' compensation and personal injury attorney may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve.

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505 S. Villa Real
Anaheim, CA 92807

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