Third-Party Liability Claims in Portland, OR
There are many people who you interact with on a daily basis. Unfortunately, this means you are at risk for injuries from more than just your employer and fellow workers. However, if you’re on the job and get injured, even if it’s by a third party, you’re still entitled to benefits and legal action. At the Law Offices of Peter O. Hansen, you can find out how to get the payment you need to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and physical rehabilitation costs.
Mr. Hansen has spent decades working on traditional workers’ compensation claims, as well as litigation that falls outside workers’ comp benefits, including third-party liability claims in Portland, OR. So even if you know your workers’ comp claim will be denied, talk to Mr. Hansen about the other possible legal actions you can take.
Details of Third-Party Liability Claims
The rules and regulations that apply to workers’ comp are meant to cover employees who are injured on the job. By having an experienced third-party liability lawyer in your corner, you can understand which rules apply to your unique situation.
You serve as the first party and your employer is the second party. Anyone else not employed by your company directly is considered a third party. Fortunately, if you are driving for work, working for a subcontractor, or get injured by a customer, you can still be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. However, these benefits might not cover all the costs you need them to.
With third-party liability claims, you have the choice to sue the at-fault person or company to pay for the remaining damages not covered by your benefits. This even applied to situations where you are hurt by a highly dangerous or repeatedly malfunctioning machine. In this situation, you can take legal action against the manufacturer.
A Third-Party Liability Lawyer Who Fights for You
No matter who or what has hurt you while you were on the job, talk to Mr. Hansen about the details of your situation. After more than 40 years as a third-party liability lawyer, he has the experience necessary to help you throughout the process. Whether you need to start a claim or pursue litigation against a third party, Mr. Hansen works tirelessly to increase your success and get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact Mr. Hansen today if you have been hurt on the job by a third party. He proudly serves clients in and around Portland, Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro, and Salem, Oregon.