Workers’ Compensation, Non-Subscribers, and Third Party Claims
If an employer subscribes to workplace insurance coverage, a worker will have a bar against a direct lawsuit per the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act. However, even with a workers’ comp bar, in many cases, an injured party can overcome this lawsuit barrier by showing that a third party was at fault. Viable third parties can include property owners, engineers, architects, contractors and subcontractors, electricians, and equipment manufacturers. All of these are potential third party defendants that can be sued and held liable for their own negligence and fault when a construction accident occurs.
Texas is one of two states that do not require employers to subscribe to the workers’ compensation system, but employers are still responsible for providing a safe workplace. If a worker is injured on the job and their employer does not subscribe to workers’ compensation, he or she can file a lawsuit against the employer to recover compensation.
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If you or a loved one is injured on the job, you need experienced lawyers on your side that have thorough knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing construction sites. While each case is different, in order to protect your ability to recover for all of your injuries and damages, you need experienced construction accident lawyers – Liggett Law Group on your side.
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