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    A workers’ compensation claim, through your employer’s insurance, covers medical expenses and lost income for your occupational injuries. However, did you know that workers’ comp might not be the only claim you should be filing? You can file a third-party claim with the help of a Midland work injury lawyer to obtain more compensation for your work-related injuries. It allows you to pursue damages caused by a negligent third party, such as a manufacturer of faulty equipment that led to workplace injury. According to Section 417.001 of the Texas Labor Code, you can seek compensation from a negligent third party in addition to your workers’ comp claim if you get injured while on duty. However, winning a third-party claim is about establishing how the sued party caused your occupational injury. This could mean a fierce battle in court.

    A Midland work injury lawyer at Morrow & Sheppard LLP can fight on your behalf to pursue the compensation you’re entitled to in a third-party claim. Call us today at 866-560-5853 for a free consultation. A negligent party shouldn’t be able to get away with harming you. Read on to better understand third-party claims, the process involved, and how to maximize your chances of getting the full compensation you truly deserve.

    Understanding Third-Party Claims

    The Law generally prohibits suing your employer for additional damages if you receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, you can pursue a third-party work injury claim when someone outside the organization causes your job-related wounds. As the name suggests, you file the claim only if a third party caused your workplace injuries.

    • First-party: You (the injured employee)
    • Second-party: Your employer (company and its employees)
    • Third-party: Anyone other than the employer or fellow workers

    Examples of third parties that may cause workplace injuries:

    • Manufacturer of defective equipment used on the job site
    • An independent contractor operating machinery in the workplace
    • Anyone in the workplace not employed by the company you work for

    When a third party caused your work injury, it’s your right to pursue compensation, even if you’ve already received workers’ comp.

    Types of Injuries That May Result in a Third-Party Claim

    You may get injured in different circumstances, including maritime accidents, explosions & fires, oilfield disasters, and railroad accidents due to a negligent third party. Common injuries that may result in a third-party claim include:

    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Burns
    • Eye injuries
    • Lung damage
    • Broken bones
    • Hearing loss
    • Head trauma

    Why You Should File a Third-Party Claim, Even if You’ve Applied for Workers’ Compensation

    Workers’ compensation allows you to claim financial benefits without proof of fault. While this makes things easier for an injured employee, workers’ comp won’t fully cover damages of job-related injuries. It only offers basic benefits, such as compensation for disability, lost wages, and medical bills. Workers’ comp doesn’t compensate employees fully for all damages. On the other hand, a successful third-party claim is comprehensive. It includes the basic benefits from workers’ comp plus coverage for:

    • Pain and suffering
    • Emotional trauma
    • Punitive damage (additional benefits on top of compensatory damages)

    If you prove how a third party caused sustained damages, you get fully compensated for your work-related injuries. A reliable Midland work injury lawyer can help you establish the negligence of the third-party responsible for your injuries. Because these claims are complex, you need an attorney to guide you through the legal system and help you pursue the compensation you’re entitled to.

    Finding a Reliable and Experienced Midland Work Injury Lawyer

    Job-related injuries are serious. They affect your ability to work and the overall quality of life, especially when they involve the eyes, legs, or head. For this reason, you must ensure your lawyer has what it takes to defend your case effectively.

    Critical qualities to look for in a Midland work injury lawyer

    • Excellent communication skills: They are critically necessary to argue a case and convince the court. The ability to convey information clearly and concisely is key.
    • Knowledgeable in the field: Only choose a lawyer that specializes in the practice area specific to your needs. In this case, look for a reliable Midland personal injury lawyer who knows how to fight for your rights.
    • Experienced: Being in the industry for many years suggests mastery of the justice system and the ability to fight fiercely on behalf of clients.
    • Creative: An attorney who thinks outside the box can help create solutions you never even realized would be possible. Creative lawyers, like those at Morrow & Sheppard LLP, approach a case with an open mind and personalize their creativity to suit a specific situation.
    • Professional: You want a work injury attorney that gets results. While there are no guarantees in a case, you want a lawyer that puts you in the best position to obtain the highest possible compensation.

    To choose the right lawyer, ask about the cases the attorney generally handles. Have they handled cases like yours before? What’s more, check their prior experience and only hire a lawyer with the expertise to help you with the case.

    The Third-Party Claim Process

    Unlike workers’ comp claims, where you get benefits without proving fault, third-party claims require evidence proving responsibility for injuries. You must prove the following:

    • The third party owed you a duty of care
    • The third party breached the duty of care
    • Negligence directly caused your injuries, which resulted in sustained damages

    Gathering Evidence

    Typical evidence in work injury cases includes:

    • Witness statements
    • Medical reports
    • Video surveillance
    • Injury report (forms you submitted to your employer after sustaining injury)

    Filing a Lawsuit

    You can sue the third-party responsible for injuries. However, The State of Texas has set deadlines for filing personal injury claims. A Midland work injury lawyer can help you file the lawsuit early to avoid losing the ability to pursue a third-party claim.

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      Why You Should Hire a Midland Work Injury Lawyer, Even If You Think There’s No Hope

      Hiring a work injury attorney at Morrow & Sheppard LLP comes with the following benefits: 

      Fight for your rights

      A negligent party should not be able to get away with harming you. A lawyer can fight on your behalf to ensure your rights are not violated and pursue the compensation you’re eligible for. 

      Legal guidance from an expert

      Attorneys at Morrow & Sheppard LLP are experienced and knowledgeable in personal injury laws. Working with our firm gives you the confidence of having reliable legal counsel representing you. You won’t have to worry about what’s next in your third-party claim—that’s our job. 

      The best chance to get a positive outcome

      While there are no guarantees in law, we have the experience, professional knowledge, and dedication to pursue the best possible outcome. With us, you get a fighting chance to get the full compensation you’re entitled to.  On top of workers’ compensation, you can file a third-party claim to get compensated for damages caused by someone else’s negligence. However, you will need solid evidence.  A lawyer can help you pursue full compensation if you’ve suffered a work injury. Contact Morrow & Sheppard LLP in Midland for a free case evaluation and reliable legal guidance. No fee unless we win!

      Practice Areas We Handle

      Our experienced Houston personal injury attorneys want to understand your unique situation so we can provide legal guidance that will help you obtain a favorable result. We have experience handling a wide variety of personal injury cases. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us today! You don’t pay us unless we win your case.

      We Get Results

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      What Our Clients Are Saying

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      Michael J.
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      D P.
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      Nikki L.
      Very strong and courageous law firm I recommend to anyone who has suffered a injury from companies who need to be held responsible for lack of safety and security, my family is set for life and with these lawyers never backing down and fighting for truth behind every case and seeking the best future for our family has given our family a second chance at being able to make it in life and holding companies accountable lifting burdens off our lives, very proud and beyond blessed to have had them fight the fight and have a tremendous outcome for our future. Along with a great and kind staff we HIGHLY recommend this law firm.
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      Marceline A.
      I was a client for 2.5 years after a car accident in 2019 and represented by Patrick McGinnis. He was knowledgable, compassionate, and level headed.His assisting paralegal, Ramona Anaya, was reliable, knowledgable, and kind in all our interactions.They went above and beyond to help me navigate everything that unfolded after my car accident. They were able to secure a favorable settlement before trial.I’m very happy to have had Morrow&Sheppard Firm represent me.
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      Richard L.
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      Amanda W.
      After a car accident last year I went to Morrow & Sheppard for assistance. Jose and Chris were exceptionally accommodating and handled my case with professionalism. They're primary concern was my well being and they went above and beyond to ensure I would receive the best settlement possible. A very efficient and dedicated team!
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      Susan L.
      I've been in the legal field for a while now and not only do I know John Sheppard & Nick Morrow, I have attorney friends that have worked with them throughout the years. This is a great firm and great people that work at Morrow & Sheppard. I have been reading the reviews on here and it makes me happy to see that their clients think as highly of them as I do.
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      Dale S.
      I was injured and my business closed down due to an accident in 2016. Daniel Sheppard became my greatest asset. He hired professional experts for their views and opinions as well as conducting numerous depositions. Daniel is hard working and no nonsense when handling your case. Daniel keeps you informed on what's going on and what to expect. I'm from Louisiana and my case was in Texas. Daniel Sheppard worked alone side my other attorney Yuri Beck, and the both of them did a fantastic job representing me and settling my case. Daniel Sheppard of Morrow & Sheppard in Texas and Yuri Beck of Hunter & Beck in Louisiana are my lawyers for LIFE.
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      Rosie E.
      Nick Morrow and John Sheppard were the lead attorneys on my case to hold an apartment complex with inadequate security responsible for the death of my son. The two of them were focused and determined to represent me and my son's children with tenacity. As the case continued over time, it became apparent that we were not merely clients that were a means to a financial end to them but people who had experienced a life changing and devastating loss. They realized that as a result of our loss, there needed to be accountability that could only be obtained through legal actions. Throughout the legal process, Nick Morrow and John Sheppard were not only professional and transparent but also compassionate and empathetic as they lead us through the difficult and sometimes confusing legal maze. Every person in their office that was involved with our case exemplified an extension of the genuine concern that began with attorneys Morrow and Sheppard. I have and will continue to recommend this firm to individuals who find themselves in need of legal representation.
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      Don D.
      The legal team at Morrow and Shepherd worked hard to help me win my case where a motorist who caused the accident changed her story and lied about the accident. A previous attorney kept telling me that I would probably have to pay some of the medical costs out of my own pocket.Daniel, my attorney, assured me that he would it is best to make sure this did not happen and that he would fight to get me the best compensation possible. He was true to his word.I'm happy with their work, happy with the compensation and would definitely use them again.The Legal Assistant, Chris, was always professional, friendly and polite and a pleasure to work with.A big thanks to the team!Don
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      Jeff N.
      Nick and his group have helped where they can and are working hard to get a resolution to my injuries. I spoke with 4 different law firms prior to choosing Morrow & Sheppard LLP.ThanksJeff
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      Elizabeth Swanson V.
      I was referred to Daniel Sheppard because of a car accident I had been in. I was very impressed with how he told me about the process of how things worked and the things to expect. He was very forth coming and always supportive. The experience was a positive one and ended on a great note! I highly recommend him.Elizabeth Varon
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      Christine E.
      Before I engaged John Sheppard, I was concerned that I might lose my case. However, John came onboard, turned things around, and set me on a good course to win. He got up to speed quickly on the facts and determined exactly what we needed to do. He is great at strategy, filing discovery and other motions, and arguing before the court. I was extremely pleased with the outcome of my case. If you need legal help in a personal injury action, commercial law or whatever, hire him immediately! He is a pleasure to work with, will thoroughly explain all to you in a manner you can understand, and will get you the best possible outcome. A+++
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      BB C.
      I was seriously injured and they represented me and I was so happy with the outcome and would recommend them to any others seeking professional lawyers. They also set me up with the best doctors. My son and I have now put this lawsuit behind us thanks to Morrow & Sheppard.
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      Stephen T.
      Phenomenal lawyer. I can not heap enough praise on these guys,.
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      III 4.
      Nick Morrow is a GREAT lawyer that really knows his job. He made me feel comfortable about hiring him to handle my case. He’s trustworthy and very compassionate about his work. His staff is awesome also, everyone was nice and friendly to me when I visited the office. The settlement I received exceeded my expectations, it was four times what I expected. I would highly recommend Morrow and Sheppard to anyone needing legal representation. Thanks again Nick!!
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      Dwana M.
      Morrow & Sheppard won my family a multimillion dollar settlement in a wrongful death case after my kids’ father died. The settlement money will help make sure my family is taken care of, and that my kids can go to college. If you have a wrongful death case or a loved one dies at work, call Morrow & Sheppard. They will take care of you.
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      Morrow & Sheppard helped me when my employer breached my contract. They took the case from start to finish, and won our trial. If you’ve been injured or wronged at work, call Morrow & Sheppard.
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      Dinah R.
      I suffered a work injury when the work vehicle I was riding in was involved in an accident with another car. Morrow & Sheppard took my case and won a great settlement for me. If you need a work injury attorney, I highly recommend Morrow & Sheppard.
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