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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Workers Compensation and Third Party Actions

Some work related accidents can be caused by the negligence of a third party who can also be held responsible for the damages, both economic and non-economic, suffered by the worker.  Such worker can have both a workers compensation claim that is processed through the BWC and an independent claim against the party who caused the injury, usually processed through an insurance carrier.  Although the injured worker can recover under both claims there is a subrogation provision in the law which will require the injured worker to reimburse the BWC for a portion of the funds expended for the injured workers medical and disability benefits.  However it is beneficial for any worker injured by a third party to take advantage of all sources of potential benefits.    


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