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Workers' Compensation provides benefits to workers who are injured on the job or who suffer an occupational disease arising out of and in the course of employment. The benefits under Workers' Compensation include weekly payments based on a percentage of the employee's average weekly wage. These payments cover temporary total disability, partial disability, permanent and total disability, and permanent loss of function and disfigurement. Workers' Compensation also covers medical expenses for treatment that is reasonable, necessary and related to the vocational rehabilitation.

The problem with Workers' Compensation is that the compensation is often not sufficient to address the extent of the injuries. Workers' Compensation often acts as a shield to protect employers from workers suing for damages. Often, those injured at work will get inadequate compensation through Workers' Compensation and should look into third-party lawsuits for greater compensation.

Third-Party Lawsuits

Third-party lawsuits involve another party, other than the employer. For example, if you were injured by a saw, there may be a products liability case against the saw's manufacturer (if a flaw in its design contributed to the accident). Also, if a worker was injured on a construction site, another contractor could be liable. These cases require immediate attention and expertise because the responsible third party is often difficult to locate and the evidence (such as a piece of defective machinery) may need to be preserved.

In more complex cases, the legal principles of Agency and analysis of corporate law can lead to sophisticated determinations as to who is technically an "employee" and who the "third parties" are in a given situation.

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If you were injured on the job, you may be thinking about whether or not you should file suit. To take action, you need to be informed about your legal options.

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