What’s the Difference Between Workers’ Comp & a Third-Party Work Injury Claim?

There is nothing worse than sustaining a serious injury, especially one that was caused due to no fault of your own. Workplace accidents are far from uncommon here in Washington D.C., and if you were recently injured on the job, you may wonder whether you will be entitled to compensation of any kind. Please continue reading and reach out to a seasoned Washington D.C. workplace accident lawyer from Trombly & Singer, PLLC today to learn more about work injuries, third-party work injury claims, and how our legal team can help you get the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Will I file a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party work injury claim?

In most cases, when someone is injured on the job, they will file a workers’ compensation claim. As long as they can prove they were hurt on the job (regardless of who or what caused the accident), they should recover compensation via a workers’ compensation claim to help cover the cost of their medical bills and a portion of their lost wages. That said, if your employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance or you believe your accident was directly caused by the negligence of another person who is not your employer, you may be better off filing what’s known as a third-party work injury claim. Essentially, in such a claim, our firm will hold a third-party liable for your injuries. Common examples of potential third parties are independent contractors or property owners. As long as we can prove you were injured as a direct result of someone else’s carelessness, you should receive the compensation you deserve and need.

What damages can I recover in a third-party claim?

In a third-party injury claim, those harmed can sue for the economic and non-economic damages they’ve incurred as a result of their accident. These damages can include the cost of medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, emotional anguish, and more.

Don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give our seasoned legal team a call–if you’ve been hurt on the job, Trombly & Singer is ready to fight for the best outcome possible on your behalf. Reach out today so we can get started working on your case.


Contact the experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC for help with your injury claim.