Every job comes with certain risks, many of which are specific to a particular industry. You certainly do not need anything from outside your work putting you in jeopardy as well, but it happens far too often. Depending on the circumstances, you may have a claim against a third party whose actions contributed to or caused your injuries.
As is the case in other states, New Hampshire law allows you to file third-party claims against individuals or entities when you suffer injuries due to incidents such as those listed below:
- A piece of equipment you use at work caused your injuries. It may be possible to hold the manufacturer of the product liable.
- If you drive as part of your employment and another driver caused an accident in which you suffered injuries.
- You suffered injuries at a construction site.
Of course, these are only examples of the circumstances under which you could end up hurt while on the job. However, they provide you with an idea of the types of incidents that could give rise to a third-party claim. In fact, you may be able to apply for workers’ compensation benefits and file this personal injury claim.
Your injuries could keep you from working for a significant amount of time and adversely affect your financial situation, even if only temporarily. Every situation is different, and you will want to be sure you are not missing out on an avenue of compensation. An attorney with experience in New Hampshire’s personal injury laws could help you figure out if someone outside your work could bear some legal responsibility for your injuries.