Third-Party Claims And Workers' Compensation

The workers' compensation system offered by most states provides a method for injured workers to receive the funds they need to function after an on-the-job accident that has impacted their ability to do their jobs. But if your workers' comp claim is unlikely to provide you with all the compensation you need to recover from your injury and support your household, the law firm of Rothenberg, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, can help. Our attorneys concentrate their practice on representing plaintiffs in accident injury lawsuits, and we understand the procedures and legal stipulations of the New York and New Jersey workers' compensation systems.

Examples Of Viable Third-Party Claims

No accident occurs in a vacuum. Other parties may have been negligent and contributed to your workplace injury. Some examples of common third-party claims that are pursued alongside a workers' compensation claim include:

  • Personal injury lawsuits aimed at the manufacturers of defective tools, machinery or equipment
  • Damages for injuries sustained in car crashes occurring as a part of your work tasks and involving drivers who are not co-workers or supervisors
  • Premises liability claims against property owners for work-related accidents that happened on their property

Third-party claims provide you with additional compensation that is not offered through workers' compensation. You may qualify for compensation for pain and suffering if your injury has caused ongoing pain, and you may be able to ask for income-related damages that include lost vacation pay, commissions or the cost of having to retrain for a new job. Workers' compensation does not cover these claims.

Let Us Help You Seek Full Compensation For Your Injuries

Our lawyers can help you navigate both your workers' comp claim and any third-party injury lawsuits you may file. We serve clients in New Jersey. Call us 24/7 at 908-291-7480 or email our office to set up an appointment.