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Collingswood NJ Third Party Claims Lawyers
Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Fight for Maximum Compensation for Clients Injured in Workplace Accidents in Camden County and throughout New Jersey
Regardless of what type of work you do, accidents happen all the time in the workplace. All too often, a mishap can result in serious injuries that will sideline an employee from the job and keep them from earning that much-needed paycheck. That’s where Workers’ Compensation comes in; if you are hurt on the job, you are entitled to file for benefits that will cover your medical treatment and lost wages and, often, provide a cash settlement depending on your long-term injuries. You can’t sue your employer for whatever led to your accident, but you may be able to hold a third party liable for your injuries.
At Brenner Spiller & Archer, LLP, we specialize in Third Party Claims because we know how it feels to be injured at work and face the extreme financial challenges that come with not getting a paycheck. We will extensively review your case to determine if there are any other parties we can hold responsible for your accident. Then, we will pursue those legal actions and fight for substantial damages on your behalf. Call us today for a free consultation about your severe injuries sustained in a workplace accident..
Identifying Possible Third Party Claims in Workplace Accidents in South Jersey
In exchange for providing Workers’ Compensation benefits for all employees, New Jersey employers are immune from any legal action in connection with a workplace accident. This means that if you are hurt at work, regardless of what led to your accident, you cannot sue the company you work for — even if your injuries are catastrophic. You also may not sue another employee of your company. (There are exceptions to these guidelines. However, they are very rare and specific and require the legal advice of an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer at Brenner Spiller & Archer, LLP.)
All of that being said, other parties are not immune from being sued if they did something to cause your workplace accident. These types of legal cases, known as Third Party claims (though there may be several others responsible in some way), are complicated. At Brenner Spiller & Archer, LLP, we will investigate your accident and determine exactly who can be held accountable for what happened to cause your injuries. If we determine that you do have a viable Third Party Claim, rest assured we will work tirelessly to get you the compensation and justice you need, want and deserve.
Examples of Third Party Claims in New Jersey
Construction Sites: These worksites are notoriously dangerous. There are many different types of equipment and people working at great heights on construction sites. If a ladder or scaffolding is faulty or isn’t erected properly, it’s likely an employee will be seriously injured in the event that the equipment collapses. We may be able to hold the manufacturer or assembler of the equipment liable in a Third Party claim.
Factories: These are busy, loud working environments where accidents happen frequently. If something goes wrong with machinery, for example, and a worker is injured, the manufacturer or the company responsible for maintaining the equipment may be a viable target for a Third Party claim.
Warehouses: Many things can go wrong in a warehouse where forklifts transport heavy objects and inventory is stacked high on overhead racks. Also, truck drivers come to pick up merchandise to deliver elsewhere. Any workplace accident caused by faulty machinery or equipment may be the subject of a Third Party lawsuit.
Transportation-Related Work: Whether you are a truck driver or an employee who must be out on the road for work, we can hold another driver who causes an accident responsible for work-related injuries.
In all of these cases, and many others, there are usually other workers (not employed by your boss) with whom you may come in contact with while on the job. For example, if you work for a construction company and there are other subcontractors working on the same site, you may be able to hold the other company responsible for an accident caused by their employees.
For many years, the personal injury attorneys at Brenner Spiller & Archer, LLP have successfully fought and won complex Third Party legal battles on behalf of our injured clients. We will fight for you and your family, as well.
Contact a Successful Workplace Accident Third Party Lawyer Who Will Get You the Justice You Deserve
When you are hurt at work, it’s completely understandable if you are overwhelmed and not sure what to do next. Workers’ Comp benefits will cover your medical treatment, but you may still feel like you want to hold someone responsible for the accident that caused your painful injuries. By law, you can’t sue your employer; however, you may have a viable Third Party lawsuit.
Contact Brenner Spiller & Archer, LLP right away so we can examine the details of your accident and determine if you can recover funds through legal action. We will explain the complicated Third Party claim laws in New Jersey and answer all of your questions. Rest assured, when you choose our legal team to represent you following your workplace accident, you will be in very capable, caring hands. Contact our Collingswood, NJ office today to request your free consultation.