When a person is injured at work due to the negligence of an individual or corporation other than his or her employer or a co-worker, the injured worker can file a claim for Workers’ Compensation benefits and also file a third-party claim to recover damages from the negligent party for pain and suffering.
For more than two decades, our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers of Gross & Kenny, LLP, have been dedicated to protecting the rights of injured workers. We handle third-party claims as well as subrogation claims stemming from:
When a third-party personal injury claim is successful, the Workers’ Compensation insurance company has the right to subrogate, or get money back, from the third-party settlement or verdict. We assist in negotiating the subrogation or lien so that our clients get more money in their pockets.
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.
If an injured worker has received Workers’ Compensation benefits and the injured worker goes on to obtain a recovery (either a settlement or an award at trial) from the negligent third party, the employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurance company can make a subrogation claim against any third-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.
All Workers’ Compensation and third-party compensation claims are handled on a contingent basis. Contact us online or call 267-589-0090 today for a free consultation with one of our top Philadelphia work injury lawyers of Gross & Kenny, LLP.