South Jersey Work Injury Attorney
If you’ve been injured at work, let us help fight for your compensation
Under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation law, if an employee sustains an on-the-job injury, the employer’s insurance is required to cover the injured employee’s medical costs, lost wages and permanency benefits. In exchange for obtaining benefits under the workers’ compensation law, in most cases, employees waive their right to sue their employer.
There are, however, circumstances where an employee has suffered a work-related accident that would call for a lawsuit, but against a third party, not the employer.
For example, workers who must travel to conduct business for their employer and suffer an injury while at a site not owned by the employer may have a valid premises liability claim against the property owner of the other business who did not ensure a safe environment on his or her property in addition to their workers’ compensation claim.
Another example is where a worker who must be out in the field is involved in an automobile accident while conducting business for their employer. In that scenario, the employee would be able to also pursue a personal injury lawsuit against another motorist responsible for the accident in addition to their workers’ compensation claim.
Yet another example is where an employee suffers an injury at a worksite located on property that has been leased by his or her employer. In that case, the injured worker may have a premises liability claim against the property owner in addition to their workers’ compensation claim.
Workers who suffer on-the-job injuries, especially those whose injuries will result in permanent injury, need to be able to identify every potential liable party in order to maximize their potential recovery.
If you or a loved one has suffered an on-the-job injury in South Jersey or metropolitan Philadelphia, let the experienced legal team at Petrillo and Goldberg sort out all the legal issues necessary to help you secure the compensation that you deserve.