Find out what a third party is, what types of claims involve third parties and whom you need to notify.
An injured worker, a surviving dependant and/or the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) may take legal action against a third party responsible for a work injury.
A: A third party is a person or entity that is not a worker or employer covered by The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013.
A: Examples of claims that may involve a third party include:
A: You must provide written notice if you decide to take action against a third party. We will also advise you of our claim in the third-party action.
A: To recover the costs of a claim, we may:
A: If the legal action is successful, we may recover money for all or part of any current and future claim costs, minus our share of the legal costs. Any amount remaining after this recovery is payable to you.
A: We will provide your employer with cost relief if we are successful in recovering all or part of the claim costs. The cost relief will equal the lesser of the claim costs charged against the employer (less legal fees) or the amount of the settlement.
Contact the WCB’s operations division to find help.
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