Workers’ Compensation &Third-Party Liability Claims
At Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman, we understand that being injured at work can have a significant impact on your physical, emotional, and financial health. Although workers’ compensation covers your medical bills, a percentage of wage loss, and vocational training, often, it’s not enough. If another party or entity was involved in the accident that caused your injury, you might be entitled to file a third-party liability claim. This type of personal injury claim enables you to recover compensation to cover additional damages, including pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of life enjoyment. Our Jersey City and Newfoundland lawyers investigate all possible sources of compensation for your injuries and advise you on the most effective course of action in your specific case.
Workers’ Compensation In New Jersey
In New Jersey, employers are required to provide workers’ compensation to those who have been injured on the job. However, if you’ve suffered permanent injury or disability, you may not be able to do the same job or even work again. Extensive injuries may require costly long-term medical care, as well. This can seriously impact your quality of life and put your family in a precarious financial situation.
Generally, when you file a workers’ compensation claim, you are prohibited from suing your employer. There are some rare exceptions when an employer is grossly negligent in providing a safe workplace. Our attorneys are well-versed in handling these types of multifaceted cases. We can assess your specific circumstances and advise you on whether or not you have a valid employer liability claim.
What Is Third-Party Liability?
In some cases, there are other options to recover additional compensation if your injury was caused by a defective product or another person’s negligent or careless act. Some examples of scenarios in which a third-party liability claim would be possible include:
- On-the-job motor vehicle accidents caused by someone else
- Defective products that malfunction due to faulty design or manufacturing
- Poor safety practices by a subcontractor on a construction site
- Toxic substances that don’t contain proper warnings
- Being injured on someone else’s property in the course of your duties
These are just a few common examples in which both workers’ compensation and third-party liability claims may apply. Our workers’ comp and personal injury attorneys evaluate your case and determine which options are available to recover maximum compensation.
How Workers’ Comp Claims And Third Party Liability Work Together
The following examples help to explain how these two types of claims can help you recover additional monetary compensation to provide financial support during your recovery and beyond. For instance, if you’re a delivery driver who was involved in a motor vehicle accident caused by someone else, you may be able to recover compensation from that motorist’s insurance company. If the accident was caused by a faulty auto part, such as defective tires, you could sue the tire manufacturer as well.
How We Can Help
Our experienced team at Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman, has more than 85 years of combined experience in handling complex third-party liability and workers’ compensation claims. We act as your staunch advocate and won’t back down against insurance companies who try to minimize or deny your claim. Our lawyers provide a free initial consultation and work on a contingency basis. This means you won’t pay attorney fees unless we successfully recover compensation for you.
Contact Us To Learn More About Third Party Liability And Workers’ Compensation Claims
If you’ve been hurt on the job or have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, our team provides the knowledge, personalized attention, and top-notch legal representation you need to pursue maximum compensation for your damages.
Contact Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman online to schedule a free consultation or ask questions. We also offer home or hospital visits as well as evening and weekend appointments. We serve clients in Jefferson, Newfoundland, Vernon, Kinnelon, Jersey City, West Milford, and throughout the state of New Jersey. Se habla Español.