Here at the Packard Law Firm, we handle work related injuries where a 3rd party is responsible for the accident. So let me explain how this works: many times, an on-the-job-injury is caused by somebody who doesn't even work for your employer. Typically this is a subcontractor from somebody else that injures you, sometimes it's the manufacturer of a defective product that hurts you, sometimes it's just some random driver who wrecks into you and injures you.
So you need to remember that in cases like this you can file your workers' compensation claim and still have this 3rd party case. If you find yourself in this situation, give me a call or fill out the contact form on our website. I'd love to be able to talk to you about your situation.