When Workers’ Comp is Not Enough

Personal Injury Attorneys Review Cases for Third-Party Claims

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At the law firm of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. our personal 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.

What Types of On-the-Job Accidents May Have Third-Party Claims?

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.

Do I Have a Workers’ Comp Claim or a Personal Injury Suit?

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 our workers’ comp attorneys today at 800-660-7843 for a free consultation with an experienced member of our legal team. You can meet with us in our offices in either Bergen County, NJ or Rockland County, NY.