When is a general contractor or other “third party” liable for my injuries?

Your employer and coworkers are immune from a personal injury suit. Other people and companies are called “third parties,” and if one of them is negligent and causes your injuries, you may potentially bring a claim against them. This situation often comes up when a worker is driving and another driver causes an accident; or when a construction worker is injured on the job due to the negligence of the general contractor or another subcontractor who violates safety regulations.