Under Connecticut law, bringing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits typically prevents you from suing your employer for damages after a work-related injury — even if the injury was caused by your employer’s negligence.
In some cases, however, another party may have contributed to your injuries. At Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, P.C., we will review your work injury claim to determine if it may be appropriate to file a suit against another responsible party.
Examples of third parties that may be found liable include:
- A motorist who causes an accident while you are running an errand for your employer
- The manufacturer or distributor of dangerous equipment
Someone not employed by your employer who engages in negligent conduct
- The owner of dangerous property that results in a slip-and-fall, dog bite or other premises liability accident
Before proceeding with any legal action, be it a workers’ compensation claim, a personal injury lawsuit against your employer or a third-party claim, it is important that you understand its significance for your legal rights and long-term welfare.
Our attorneys have been representing clients in workers’ compensation and personal injury matters for more than 60 years. Our record of success demonstrates that we know how to maximize injury victims’ financial recovery.
Fighting For Maximum Compensation After Your Work Injury
When pursuing compensation after an injury, it is critical that you avoid compromising any of your legal rights. It is easy to make mistakes when trying to handle these claims on your own, and those mistakes can be avoided by retaining a lawyer at no personal cost.
At Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, P.C., we collect attorney fees only if we recover compensation on your behalf. To learn more about how we can help you hold negligent parties accountable, please contact us at 203-800-7343 or 888-692-7403.