Workers Compensation: How Third Party Settlements May Be the Only Way to Make Injured Workers Whole. New American Law Journal Video Online Now, CNN News Affiliate WFMZ-TV

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When a serious work injury occurs, getting outside the workers’ compensation system may be the best- and perhaps only- way for an injured worker to get all of his lost pay and benefits. Watch "Serious Work Injury: Third Party Claims and Maximizing Settlements"

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If your lawyer misses the third party claim, you will lose the ability to recoup all of your lost wages, some medical benefits and certainly any pain and suffering you experience from that work injury

If a “third party” is responsible for a work injury- say the manufacturer of a faulty machine or the negligence of someone not associated with your workplace-- it could be the only way to get fully compensated for an injury on the job according to attorneys discussing the issue on The American Law Journal. But what if a lawyer misses the third party claim in a workers' comp matter?  According to one judge, it may happen more than you think.

Watch new video online of The American Law Journal episode "Serious Work Injury: Third Party Claims & Maximizing Settlements." Joining host atttorney Christopher Naughton are claimant's attorney George J. Badey III of Badey, Sloan & DiGenova, P.C., respondent's counsel Laurie A. Carroll of Naulty, Scaricamazza & McDevitt, LLC and Workers' Compensation Judge the Hon. Todd Seelig.

"As we are getting more specialized... there are attorneys who just do workers compensation," says Judge Seelig, "and some times there are things that are missed.”

“You have to look at the entire case,” says Badey. “If your lawyer misses the third party claim, you will lose the ability to recoup all of your lost wages, some medical benefits and certainly any pain and suffering you experience from that work injury.”

About The American Law Journal

The American Law Journal is the weekly talk-feature program airing Monday evenings on the CNN-News affiliate for Philadelphia WFMZ-TV 69. All programs are available at http://www.LawJournalTV.com.

The program won an Emmy for the program "Sexual Orientation, LGBT & the Workplace: ENDA of Discrimination?" in the Interview/Discussion category of the 2015 Emmy Awards in the Mid Atlantic chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The program was also nominated in three other categories.

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