Contractor Safety Violations and on-the-Job Injuries

Posted on Saturday, December 8th, 2012    

Personal injury law is invariably complicated and workplace accidents are no exceptions. In fact, they can be even more complex due to laws involving third-party claims and Worker’s Compensation laws.

Generally, workers injured on the job in New Jersey are only able to pursue Worker’s Compensation benefits. This limitation can change of a contractor’s safety violations contributed to the accident. How?

If you were injured on the job and a contractor’s negligence caused the accident or contributed to the creation of a dangerous situation, you may be able to file a claim against the contractor. This claim might be in addition to a Worker’s Compensation claim filed against your employer.

The following “typical” scenario might help illustrate how third-party cases are handled:

  • You are employed by a roofing company
  • While working at a job, a contractor hired to transport materials strikes you with a vehicle, leading to injuries
  • You will likely be able to obtain Worker’s Compensation benefits through your employer
  • You may also be able to obtain additional compensation via a third-party lawsuit against the contractor

If you were injured on the job and have questions regarding a potential third-party claim, contact the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm.

At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we have handled personal injury claims for 25 years and have handled hundreds of high-value cases, including seven-figure cases. In just the past three years, we have obtained over $10 million in compensation for injured clients, including clients injured on the job. To schedule a free consultation, call us at .

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Being injured in an accident can have serious and lifelong consequences. The New Jersey Personal Injury lawyers of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm can help you fight for maximum compensation for your injuries and losses from the responsible parties. Contact us today at (973) 920-7900 to learn more about how our team of experienced New Jersey Accident attorneys can help you through these challenging times.