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May I file a lawsuit against a subcontractor if the subcontractor was directly responsible for causing my injury at work?

You can pursue additional damages from a third party who was negligent, and therefore caused your injuries, even though you waive your right to sue your employer in the majority of cases. You can file a third-party liability lawsuit against an individual or company that was negligent. You can also file a workers’ compensation claim through your employer’s insurance company under the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation program.

Such third-party lawsuits can arise in work-related car accidents. Among the damages you could recover are pain and suffering, future lost earnings, and damage to your vehicle. None of these are covered by workers’ compensation. In order to realize the maximum recovery in each action, it is recommended that you hire a law firm that is versed in both workers’ compensation law and personal injury law.

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