Workers’ compensation injuries and personal injury claims

In Maine, there is a potential intersection of the workers’ compensation and personal injury systems when the injury is caused by a third party.

Generally, if you are injured at work, regardless of the cause, you are compensated for that injury entirely through the workers’ compensation system. However, did you know that if a party other than your employer is responsible for the injury, you may also have a separate claim against that party?

For example, if you were driving a vehicle as part of your job and were injured in an accident caused by another driver, you have both a workers’ compensation claim and a claim against the other driver.

Typically, the payments made by workers’ compensation are conditional and may need to be reimbursed from your injury claim.

The interplay between these two systems can become extremely complicated. The auto accident specialists at Peter Thompson & Associates have handled hundreds of similar cases, partnering with experts in workers’ compensation when necessary. Our team assures the best results for those navigating these two systems. We specialize in providing excellent customer service and quick results. For more information, contact Peter Thompson & Associates at 1-800-917-1784 or read more on our website on our car accident practice page.

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