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What Is A Third Party Work Injury Case?

“We give you no B.S. straight forward answers to your California Third Party case questions in simple, easy to understand English, that everyone can understand. No legal mumbo-jumbo. No lawyer talk. We provide a plain English no B.S. roadmap to the medical treatment and money you and your family deserve.” California Third Party Lawyer - Bill Turley

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Advice from cowboy philosopher Texas Bix Bender is: "When yer in a hole, the first thing ya oughtta do is stop digging.”  In other words if what you are doing isn’t working, you need to try another approach.  Which is where we come in.  We can help you with the right approach to win your California Third Party case.

In this article a California Third Party Lawyer gives it to you straight.  



What is a Third Party Work Injury Case?

As a California Third Party Attorney, one of the questions I am often asked is, "What is a Third Party Work Injury case?" In a nutshell, when you are injured at work you can't sue your employer. Instead, the general rule is worker's compensation benefits are your exclusive remedy against the employer. This is called the "Exclusive Remedy" doctrine.

What this means to you is if you are seriously injured while working you are limited to workers compensation benefits. You can't get civil tort damages from your employer. For instance if you are seriously injured at work due to the negligence of your employer - you still can't sue them. All you can get from your employer under these circumstances is workers' compensation benefits. 

You Can Sue Someone Other Than Your Employer

However, if some other person or company is legally responsible for your injuries - then you can sue that person or company. These are called third party cases or third party work injury cases. When you bring a third party case then you are entitled to all civil damages. Meaning pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. In addition, you may be able to recover your full wage loss in a third party case.

The fact of the matter is if you are a seriously injured worker you need to find out whether you have a viable third party case. Trouble is, few workers' compensation lawyers know anything about bringing and winning a third party case. Because of that, we recommend you search for a lawyer that specializes in third party work injury cases. For example, if you do an Internet search, use terms like "San Diego Third Party Lawyer" or "Oakland Third Party Work Injury Attorney."


California's Leading Third Party Lawyers

It’s not what people say about themselves … it is what other people say about them that you should consider…

2011, 2012, 2013 Super Lawyer – Workers’ Compensation
Highest Rated Workers’ Compensation Attorney by Avvo.com San Diego San Francisco
Elected President of Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
2011 New York Times Top Attorney
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Why Fantastic Ratings, Awards, Teaching, and Leadership Are A Benefit To You

We  don’t mean to suggest the only way someone can be a really good work injury lawyer is to have fantastic ratings, get great reviews, win prestigious lawyer awards, be asked to teach other lawyers about the work injury law at lawyer seminars  and be elected to lead lawyer organizations.   What these things do mean is that people that do  know good lawyers from bad lawyers  have chosen us for these honors.


California's Leading Third Party Lawyers

Oakland Office

1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 858-2822

San Francisco Office

425 California St. 18th Floor
San Francisco, California, 94104

Los Angeles Office

3255 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1801
Los Angeles, California 90010

San Diego Office

625 Broadway, Suite 635
San Diego, California 92101

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