Q: My lawyer said I have a possible third-party action. Does this mean I can bring a lawsuit for personal injuries?
Yes you may be able to bring a lawsuit. A third-party action refers to lawsuits against any other negligent party, including equipment manufacturers, facility owners and other non-employer parties whose products or services contributed to your accident. Under the workers’ compensation law, you are unable to sue your employer, but lawsuits may be started against third parties for product defects, slippery floors, etc.