When you get hurt at work, no matter how or why you were injured, you are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits to cover medical treatment, replacement pay and, at the end of the case and if a judge deems appropriate, a cash award based on your injuries. By NJ statute, your employer must provide these benefits to you. However, that’s where your employer’s responsibility stops in terms of responsibility for your work-related injury. In almost all situations, employees are not allowed to sue their employers for workplace injuries. Employers have “immunity from these types of lawsuits.
However, this immunity doesn’t extend to other parties who were involved in causing the accident. Speak to an experienced lawyer at Team Law about your third party case. We will investigate the case and let you know if you have a possible third party claim. Team Law has helped countless people in New Jersey, including Edison, Clark, Jersey City, New Brunswick, West New York, Newark, and Orange win compensation for their workplace injuries through third-party lawsuits.
Workers’ Compensation benefits cover medical treatment, replacement pay and a cash award at the end of the case if you are left with a permanent injury. Beyond that, an injured worker would have to bring a claim against someone other than their employer to recover further damages. If you or someone you love has been injured in a workplace accident, it’s critical that you contact an experienced and knowledgeable Workers’ Comp lawyer at Team Law.
We will evaluate the circumstances of your on-the-job injury to determine if a claim exists against another party. This is known as a “third-party claim”. You may actually be able to hold several other parties responsible for your injury, in addition to your Workers’ Compensation. Injured workers from Union, Essex, Middlesex, and Hudson counties have relied on Team Law for decades to protect their rights and help them win compensation for their injuries in third party claims.
When you are injured as part of your normal work duties, you have a right to file for Workers’ Compensation benefits. However, you may often be able to hold another party responsible for your injuries (not your employer and not another employee of the company you are employed by).
It’s understandable if you feel overwhelmed about who is responsible for what. After all, you are recovering from your workplace injury. Talk to a knowledgeable lawyer who can help you understand the complex third-party claim laws in New Jersey. At Team Law, we are here to help.
Team Law represents people who have been injured at work because of the negligence of a third party. Our clients in Clark, Elizabeth, West New York, Newark, Orange, Jersey City, Plainfield, Perth Amboy, Union City, New Brunswick, Summit, and Westfield consistently refer Team Law to others who have been injured in workplace accidents.
While you can’t sue your employer, there may be others at fault for your accident. We will investigate the accident and advise you about whether you have a third-party claim. Contact Team Law today to learn more about how we can hold third-parties responsible and get you the compensation you deserve for your workplace injuries.
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