Workers compensation benefits are not the only source of recovery for injured workers. While they may be limited to workers’ compensation when it comes to any claims against their own employers, many workplace injuries are caused by the negligence of other parties who are not protected under the workers’ compensation immunity of F.S.A §440.
The Third-Party Recovery Group (TPRG) of the law firm of McIntyre Thanasides focuses its practice on third-party recoveries in the State of Florida. Our firm has the experience and financial strength to investigate and litigate against potential third parties that may have liability for a worker’s injuries. This may include products liability claims against machine manufacturers and negligence claims against third-party suppliers, maintenance companies, property owners and other consultants who have provided services.
As you are aware, F.S.A §440.39 (4)(a) provides that if the injured employee fails to bring suit against a third-party tortfeasor within one year after the cause of action has accrued, the self-insured employer or the insurance carrier may institute suit against such third-party tortfeasor.
The window of opportunity for your client to exclusively bring a third-party claim is one year after the cause of action accrues. Thereafter, the self-insured employer or insurance carrier may institute the action. Waiting that long may jeopardize the case, as evidence may be destroyed, and conditions may change. Also, you may miss out on referral fees if the action is brought by the employer or the insurance carrier.
We have recovered over $100 million for our clients from those responsible for their injuries and losses.
All fees are earned on a contingency fee basis, and we will advance all costs of investigation and litigation should we accept your case. In the event recovery is made, we will also pay you an attorney referral fee in accordance with the rules regulating the Florida Bar.
What we will do at no cost to you or your client:
- We will immediately investigate the facts of the workplace accident;
- We will immediately interview your client and relevant witnesses;
- We will determine whether third-party claims can be made against others who caused or contributed to your client’s injuries, hiring investigators and experts as necessary;
- We will aggressively pursue those third-parties for money damages; and
- We will get our fees and costs only if we win the case.
Let us investigate your client’s claim to see if it qualifies.