When someone is injured at work by the negligence of something or someone other than his or her employer or a co-worker – the injured worker can file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits and can also file a claim to recover damages from the negligent party in a separate claim, which includes pain and suffering.
If the injured worker has received workers’ compensation benefits and the injured worker goes on to obtain a recovery (either a settlement or award at trial) from the negligent third party, the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company can make a subrogation claim against any 3rd party award or settlement the worker receives. This means that the employer and/or workers’ compensation insurance carrier can seek reimbursement for the workers’ compensation benefits they have paid out on the employee’s behalf.
Since 1991, Jeffrey S. Gross and the other experienced lawyers in this office have been dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers. For answers to your questions about subrogation issues and more — contact us today.
Our firm routinely handles subrogation issues involving this complex area of the law where personal injury law and workers’ compensation law intersect. Our experience enables us to be adept at negotiating and maximizing the client’s return on both personal injury AND workers’ compensation claims. In addition, our lawyers are available to serve as co-counsel in personal injury cases for assistance in reducing or eliminating the subrogation claims asserted by the workers’ compensation carriers. Many law firms that handle third-party lawsuits exclusively turn to us to help their clients negotiate a maximum recovery for both workers’ compensation and third-party settlements based on our experience with subrogation.
All workers’ compensation cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. No fees are required up front and initial consultations are provided free of charge. To discuss your claim – call us by our phone at 215-512-1500 or contact us by email today.