When Workers’ Comp is Not Enough
Bergen County Injury Attorneys for Third-Party Claims
At the law firm of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. our Rockland County injury attorneys handle workers’ compensation cases, and are equipped to take on third-party claims. If your on the job accident was caused by a negligent party other than your employer, you may have a third-party liability claim.
If you are successful in a third-party claim, the amount of settlement or verdict will likely be greater than a workers’ compensation claim, since it may include pain and suffering. Under workers’ compensation law, you cannot sue your employer. If a third party caused your accident, then you may be able to file a third-party liability lawsuit.
There are many types of work-related accidents that could also be third-party liability claims:
- Scaffolding accident caused by failure due to negligent installation or construction
- A car or truck accident during the course of employment that was the fault of the other driver
- Faulty wiring that resulted in a fire or explosion
- Negligent security
- Slip and fall accident on the job
- Contractor or subcontractor negligence
You can collect both workers’ compensation and a settlement from a third party. However, the proceeds from any successful third-party liability claim would be used, in part, to pay back workers’ compensation benefits.
Let Our Rockland County Injury Lawyers Review Your Case Today
We will evaluate your claim to determine if you have a viable third-party liability claim. Workers’ compensation is an important benefit, but when third-party liability can be proven, it is important to pursue compensation for all available methods. Contact KGG today at 800-660-7843 for a free consultation with an experienced member of our legal team.