Workers Comp Lawyer
$180,000 Workers Compensation Settlement Union Operating Engineer
In this case, claimant was getting in to a “low boy”, when the co-employee driver of the truck backed up without warning. This threw claimant to the ground, where he injured his right shoulder. Claimant had a workers compensation case, which attorney Douglas Rallo settled for $180,000.
Question: Since the accident was caused by a co-worker, could claimant also file a negligence case?
Answer: The only remedy of an injured employee against the employer is a workers compensation case, according to his lawyer, Douglas Rallo. The only way to pursue a negligence case is against third parties, and since the co-employee was not a third party, a negligence suit is not allowed.