Your NJ Lawyers For Workers’ Compensation
In the State of New Jersey, you generally cannot file a civil lawsuit against your employer or co-employee in our civil courts. Those cases must be filed in our workers’ compensation courts. Your damages will include lost wages, medical bills, and a monetary award for the injury sustained. You will be allowed to obtain these damages even if the accident was your fault.
If you are injured at work, not by the negligence of your employer or the conduct of a co-employee, but by the negligence of a “third party,” you may have a negligence case against that third party in our civil courts. These cases are called “third party cases” and you are allowed to proceed with a workers’ compensation case in the workers’ compensation division and a “third party case” in our civil division.
How To Protect Your Potential Claim
- Report any accident or injury immediately (or as soon as practical) to your employer.
- Seek medical attention promptly. The bills will be paid for by your employer’s insurance company.
- Keep a record of the accident. Make notes with the names and address of all those involved.
- Workers’ compensation cases can be tricky, especially if they occur on the way to work, on the way home from work, or during your lunch hour. Call us as soon as possible. We are here to help you.
Experts In Workers’ Compensation
Three of our attorneys are certified by the State of New Jersey as Workers’ Compensation Attorneys. If you are injured at work, your employer’s insurance company is obligated to pay for your wage loss, medical bills and a sum of money representing the injury you sustained. Remember to notify your employer as soon as possible after the accident.
Contact Us Today
We are Your Neighbors, Your Lawyers for workers’ compensation cases. Feel free to call us at one of our eight convenient neighborhood locations, or chat with us today to discuss your workers’ compensation claim.