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What is a Third Party Case?

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As a general rule, when you are injured at work in the State of Indiana, your only remedy is against your employer for worker’s compensation benefits.  However, if your injury happened due to the fault (negligence) of a party other than your employer, you may have the right to sue that other party (called a “third party”).  The advantage of suing this other party is that the damages that are available in a third party case are generally much greater than that available in a worker’s compensation case.  An example of a third party case might be a claim against the manufacturer of a defective machine or an employee of another contractor who caused your accident.  If you think you might have a third party case, please consider contacting one of the attorneys at Klezmer Maudlin for advice.

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