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Third-Party Liability For Work Accidents
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. Employees are entitled to benefits even if their own carelessness led to injury. In exchange, employees are barred from filing lawsuits against the company if the negligence of a boss or co-worker led to injury.
However, New Jersey law does allow lawsuits against third parties who are not in your chain of employment. The Mount Laurel lawyers of Ginsberg & O'Connor, P.C., regularly pursue third-party liability actions in work injury cases on behalf of workers in Burlington County and beyond.
Do You Have Claims In Addition To Workers’ Comp?
A personal injury lawsuit can seek damages such as pain and suffering that are not available under workers’ compensation. These monetary damages are over and above workers’ comp benefits, enabling you or your family member to better cover the losses from a disabling injury.
As stated, you cannot sue your employer or fellow employee. However, you may have grounds to sue other parties who were negligent such as:
- A subcontractor on a job site
- A property owner who created a safety hazard
- A driver who caused your on-duty crash
- The manufacturer of faulty machinery or equipment
As with workers’ comp, we handle personal injury claims for work accidents on a contingency fee basis. There is no cost for your case evaluation, and there are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation from that third party.
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Call us toll free at 856-437-0969, or contact us online to arrange a consultation with one of our attorneys. Your initial consultation is free, and we can meet you in your home or other convenient location if you cannot come to our Mount Laurel office.