Helping Workplace Accident Victims With Workers’ Compensation And Personal Injury Claims
Workers’ compensation is designed to be a blameless system. This can be beneficial when an employee is technically at fault for the accident that caused his or her injury. The other side of the coin is that an employee is prevented from taking any further action beyond workers’ comp against his or her employer, even if the employer is clearly to blame for the accident. However, if a negligent third party helped contribute to the accident, it may be possible to pursue additional compensation for a personal injury claim.
At the New Jersey law firm of Fishman & Fishman, LLC, our attorneys have more than 70 years of combined experience in both workers’ compensation law and personal injury. We are committed to helping you recover the maximum amount of compensation that you need and deserve. Contact us online or call 888-339-7675 to schedule a free initial consultation.
What Is Third-Party Liability?
A third party is any person or entity that is not your employer or a co-worker. A third party may be another person, such as a subcontractor or another driver involved in an accident with your work vehicle, or another business, such as a manufacturer that created a faulty part, machinery or heavy equipment.
Because workers’ comp limits your recovery against your employer, it may be possible to file a personal injury claim against a liable third party. A personal injury suit can help you recover additional damages that you are not entitled to under workers’ compensation, such as pain and suffering. Our lawyers will thoroughly review the circumstances that led to your workplace injury. We are committed to helping you maximize your recovery, and hold all negligent third parties accountable for their reckless actions.
Contact Us To Learn More About Your Options Following A Workplace Accident
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an on-the-job accident, it is important to protect your interests with the help of skilled legal counsel. Call 888-339-7675 or contact us online to discuss your case in a free initial consultation. With office locations in Lawnside and Hammonton, we provide representation to injured workers throughout South Jersey.