Third Party Claim Lawyers in Gainesville

When a workplace accident was the fault of someone other than your employer or a co-employee, you have what is known as a third-party claim. This can enable you to obtain compensation above that provided by the workers’ compensation system.

Avera & Smith, is a law firm that aggressively represents people who have suffered injuries in workplace accidents caused by contractors, equipment suppliers, and other third parties. Our lawyers are experienced, knowledgeable in the law, and determined to obtain the best possible result in every case. You can depend on Avera & Smith, for skillful advocacy in settlement negotiations or at trial.


Attorney Lance Avera has been Board-Certified in Workers’ Compensation by The Florida Bar since 1999.

In a case involving both a workers’ compensation claim and a third-party claim, it is important to handle both claims properly. A misstep on either claim can jeopardize your ability to obtain the compensation and benefits you deserve. Working with an attorney who handles both sides of your case in-house can minimize the possibility of error.

Our attorneys have years of experience handling workers’ compensation claims. We understand the complex interactions that come into play in a third-party case, and we will work diligently to protect your rights, seeking full compensation for all of your losses.


The workers’ compensation system provides limited benefits for injured workers. A third-party claim, on the other hand, has the potential to provide significantly greater compensation. Depending on the circumstances of your case, your third-party claim may enable you to obtain additional compensation for medical costs and lost wages, as well as compensation for pain and suffering and other losses. When Avera & Smith, represents you, we will work to maximize the total compensation you receive from all sources.

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