Work-related injuries are, unfortunately, very common. Claims and compensation for work-related injuries are potentially complicated. Generally, workers’ compensation laws provide that a person injured on the job by an employer or co-employee may not pursue traditional civil action and, instead, must use workers’ compensation as the exclusive remedy for their injuries. This is subject to limited exceptions, but what that means is a person usually cannot sue their employer or co-employee if they injure them on the job. However, third-party claims are not subject to this rule and a person injured on the job by a person who is not an employer or co-employee is not granted immunity from civil suit. It is important to find an attorney capable of spotting the difficult issues and guiding you through the process as identifying and differentiating between traditional workers’ compensation claims and third-party work-related injuries can be difficult. Members of Goodnow|McKay are experienced with these claims and here to help. We are committed to helping our clients recover fair compensation. We are often able to negotiate reasonable settlements with the responsible insurance companies, but we are willing to fight for our clients through trial if it is necessary.