Third-Party Workers’ Compensation Claims
Subrogation Claims in Pennsylvania
In instances where workers’ compensation and third-party benefits are available, you may be able to maximize the compensation you receive for a workplace accident injury by filing both types of claims. However, if a third party is responsible for your injury, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance may also seek to collect repayment from the responsible party for the benefits it paid to you. This is known as subrogation. If the workers’ compensation insurer is successful, compensation awarded to you during the third-party lawsuit may be reduced.
At the law firm of Martin Law, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, our attorneys provide experienced representation to injured workers. For more than 30 years, our law firm has exclusively worked on behalf of the employees. Count on us to protect your rights.
Handling All of the Issues With Workers’ Compensation Claims
Workers’ compensation is designed to protect you as an employee, and provide the medical and lost wage benefits you need after a serious work injury. While you will not lose any money during a subrogation claim, it can seem like the system is against you if one is filed.
If your work accident case involves a subrogation claim, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side. At Martin Law, we will work to see that you receive the full compensation you are entitled to. We will explore all avenues to ensure a positive outcome.
Subrogation Claims Involving Public Entities
A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision granted public employers, such as police departments, SEPTA and PennDOT, immunity from subrogation claims. This means if you recover compensation in a third-party lawsuit against a public entity, you are entitled to all of the benefits awarded to you in a settlement or jury trial.
Let Us Help You Secure Your Injury Benefits
Call us at Martin Law at 215.587.8400 to discuss your subrogation concerns with a workers’ compensation lawyer. We offer free initial consultations.