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If you have an accident at work and get hurt, you will likely have your medical treatment covered by Workers’ Compensation benefits. In most cases, New Jersey employers are required to provide Workers’ Compensation insurance that also offers replacement pay and possibly a cash award, depending on the severity of your injuries.
In return for those benefits, an employee is almost always prohibited from suing their employer – regardless of the circumstances that caused the accident. However, the injured employee may have a case against a third party (possible even fourth and fifth parties — multiple recoveries are completely legal in New Jersey) if their negligence contributed to the accident. Contact the skilled personal injury lawyers at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC. We help injured people in Scotch Plains, Newark, Jersey City and East Brunswick and throughout New Jersey.
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Your employer likely does business with many people and companies – vendors, partners, etc. If one or more of those entities caused your workplace accident and subsequent injuries, you may be able to hold them liable for their negligence. This type of lawsuit would be called a “third party claim.” At Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, we have represented countless people in successfully bringing third party claims in Westfield, Hillsborough,West Orange and surrounding towns in New Jersey.
A third party claim can be worth a considerable amount of money, depending on whether liability can be established and proof of negligence is available. These cases aren’t easy to manage, but they can be extremely profitable especially if your injuries are preventing you from earning the kind of living your family needs to maintain a certain quality of life.For example, on a construction worksite, scaffolding collapses and you get seriously injured. While you are not able to sue your employer (even though the accident happened while you were on the clock), you may have a lawsuit, or third party claim, against the manufacturer of the scaffolding or the braces used to secure it to the building. You may even have a claim against the company that installed the scaffolding on the worksite.
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The key is: don’t go it alone. You need a seasoned personal injury lawyer with the knowledge and experience bringing successful third party claims. Contact a skilled lawyer who will take on the people that caused your injury. Rest assured, we don’t back down to Big Business or insurance companies. We’re on your side.
When you’ve been hurt in a workplace accident, it’s not unusual to be frustrated by your employer’s Workers’ Comp insurance carrier. After all, they are trying to pay out as little as possible for your claim. While that’s happening, however, if you believe there is a party that needs to be held accountable for your accident, it’s not unusual if you feel like you won’t be able to sleep well until you are properly compensated for your injuries.
At Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, our personal injury lawyers have your back. We will fight for every dollar you deserve when you’ve been injured in a workplace accident due to the carelessness of a third party. Contact us today for a free consultation about your case. We take all personal injury cases on contingency. This means that you don’t pay a dime unless we win your case. Don’t wait. Call today.