Can I File a Third-Party Lawsuit For My New Jersey Workplace Injury?
Over 35 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.
Can I File a Third-Party Lawsuit For My New Jersey Workplace Injury?
Over 35 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

Can I File a Third-Party Lawsuit For My New Jersey Workplace Injury?

You cannot file a lawsuit against your employer unless your workplace injury was a result of their intentional misconduct (Laidlow v. Hariton Machinery Co., Inc.). However, you may be able to bring a personal injury claim against another party if someone other than your employer caused your work injury. Such lawsuits are known as third-party personal injury claims.

In addition to filing a workers’ compensation claim, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against a third-party that caused your injuries. Filing a personal injury lawsuit allows you to recover compensation for pain and suffering, as well as other non-economic losses.

For example, if your workplace injury occurred because of defective machinery, you may be able to file a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the equipment. Work injuries at construction sites may occur due to the negligence of contractors, or a delivery worker may suffer a slip and fall accident due to unaddressed property hazards (such as slipping on snow or ice) that may result in a premises liability claim. While these are just a few examples, there are many other ways that a third-party claim may be involved in your work injury.

If there was no third-party at-fault for your on-the-job injury, your sole remedy against your employer is a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation provides benefits for medical bills, lost income, and other losses, but not for non-economic damages; e.g., pain and suffering. New Jersey has a no-fault workers’ compensation system, which means an injured worker is not required to prove their employer’s negligence.

Contact the Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm Now!

If you were injured while on-the-job, this is undoubtedly a difficult time for you and your family. The workers’ compensation lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm understand the challenges you face and want to help protect your rights. We aggressively represent every client we serve, ensuring they recover the benefits they need to move on with their lives after a serious accident while on the job.

Whether it be through a workers’ comp claim and/or a third-party personal injury case, our worker’s compensation and personal injury lawyers will help you navigate the complexities of the process, so you can focus on your recovery. We have recovered over $100 million for our clients and can effectively negotiate on your behalf with even the largest insurance companies. We have successfully served thousands of clients throughout New Jersey.  To learn more about how we can help you pursue a workers’ compensation claim, give us a call today at (973) 920-7900 to request a free and confidential consultation. You can also connect with us through our online form. There is never a fee unless we win. We have two conveniently located offices in Denville and Morristown, New Jersey.

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