You May Be Able To Pursue A Third-Party Liability Claim
In most workers’ compensation cases, there are only two parties: the worker who is injured and his or her employer. It is important to realize that workers’ compensation is a “no-fault system.” This means that the cause of injury does not matter.
In contrast, personal injury claims require the demonstration of negligent action. What is called a “third-party” claim arises when a worker is injured due to a third party’s negligence while performing work-related duties.
A common example of a third-party claim arises when a driver is conducting work business when he or she collides with another vehicle due to the other driver’s negligence. In this case, he or she is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. That said, he or she is also entitled to bring a personal injury claim against the other driver.
These types of incidents allow an injured worker to recover from pain, suffering and future economic damage loss.
These two systems interact in very complex ways, however. While compensation can be great, understanding their relationship is absolutely critical. It is not a stretch to say that failure to fully understand how they work can result in fewer benefits and financial devastation.
Our team has been working on these cases for decades, and we are ready to bring our experience to work on your case.
New Jersey Third-Party Claim Attorneys
Lawyers at our firm have dedicated themselves to the rights of injured workers since 1936. We practice personal injury as well as workers’ compensation, ensuring we are prepared to do everything possible to obtain all compensation or benefits to which you are entitled.