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Filing a Third-party Lawsuit in Addition to a Workers’ Comp Claim

An employee performing his or her assigned job duties can be injured by a third party who may or may not have a link to the employee’s business.
In most cases, employees injured by independent third parties can file workers’ compensation claims through their employers’ insurance companies and separate third-party negligence claims against those who inflicted the injuries. Known as third-party claims, these lawsuits help to ensure that injured employees receive full compensation for their injuries.
An employee’s workers’ comp insurance covers only medical benefits and partial wage reimbursement. The third-party personal injury award includes medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, full lost wages, and compensation for his or her pain and suffering. If the employee receives an award from the third-party claim, most state laws require a reimbursement of the workers’ comp benefits. After reimbursement the employee keeps the remaining amount, such as awards for pain and suffering or punitive damages that are not covered by workers’ comp.
Presentación de una demanda de terceros, además de una reclamación de compensación de trabajadores
Un empleado que realiza sus tareas de trabajo asignadas puede ser lesionado por un tercero que puede o no tener un enlace a los negocios del empleado.
En la mayoría de los casos, los empleados lesionados por terceros independientes pueden presentar reclamaciones de compensación de los trabajadores a través de las compañías de seguros de sus empleadores y reclamaciones por negligencia de terceros contra aquellos que infligieron las lesiones. Conocidas como reclamaciones de terceros, estas demandas ayudan a asegurar que los empleados lesionados reciban una compensación completa por sus lesiones.
El seguro de compensación de un empleado sólo cubre los beneficios médicos y el reembolso parcial del salario. El reembolso por lesiones personales de terceros incluye cuentas médicas, gastos de bolsillo, salarios perdidos completos y compensación por su dolor y sufrimiento. Si el empleado recibe dinero de la reclamación de un tercero, la mayoría de las leyes estatales requieren un reembolso de los beneficios de compensación de los trabajadores. Después del reembolso, el empleado mantiene el monto restante, como dinero por dolor y sufrimiento o daños punitivos que no están cubiertos por la compensación de los trabajadores.

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