When Workers Compensation is Not Enough

Personal Injury Attorneys Review Cases for Third-Party Liability Claims

Personal injury attorneys can evaluate if you have third-party liability claims, which may add pain & suffering compensation to workers comp.

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 liability 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 liability 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 Liability 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 claims 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 personal injury attorneys today at (800) 771-5258 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.