- Can I File Multiple Lawsuits?
- February 20, 2015
- Law Firm: Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh Jardine P.C. - Englewood Office
One of our earlier blogs talked about suing your employer or boss for negligence when you’ve been hurt at work. In that case, which you can read here, we talked about how you can’t sue your employer because worker’s comp is an “exclusive solution”. However, if your injury at work is caused by someone who is unaffiliated with your company, you can file a separate personal injury or negligence case.
The most common way I see this happen is with truck drivers, delivery drivers, field sales staff, and any other jobs which require a lot of driving, site visits, and transportation. If a driver hurts their back lifting a package out of a truck, that can only be a comp case because it only involves that one person. However, if you’re in an auto accident caused by another driver who does not work for the same company, then you can file a worker’s comp claim and a personal injury claim against the person who hit you. Our office can be really helpful for cases that involve the need to file multiple lawsuits, because when your office has tort lawyers, comp lawyers, personal injury lawyers, and malpractice lawyers, you can be sure that all aspects of your case will be investigated fully and handled with the proper care and scrutiny it takes to run multiple cases simultaneously.
A third party lawsuit can sometimes help your worker’s comp case, or vice versa. Information discovered in your other case may also help your medical case be proven more easily or increase the value of your case by establishing an injury that the insurance company has denied. This makes it even more important to have lawyers on each case that can talk to each other, counsel together, and share information about your injury quickly.