What do I do if I get into a New Jersey car accident while working?
Over 30 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.
What do I do if I get into a New Jersey car accident while working?
Over 30 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

What do I do if I get into a New Jersey car accident while working?

In cases of work accidents, a workers’ compensation claim should be opened up on your behalf. If you are in a work vehicle accident, the individual at fault for the accident or that person’s insurance is liable to pay damages, and you are entitled to file a third-party claim against the at fault party for any injuries you sustained.

If someone other than your employer negligently caused an accident resulting in your injuries, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.

These claims do not fall under the New Jersey workers’ compensation rules because they are not against your employer. A third-party lawsuit can be brought against any non-employer party, including the following:

• Drivers
• Equipment manufacturers
• Independent contractors
• Property management companies
• Property owners
• Sub-contractors
• Outside vendors, such as snow or ice removal companies

The benefit to a third-party claim is that, if you are successful, you can often obtain a greater compensation amount. Personal injury lawsuits provide accident victims with compensation for their non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. However, filing a third-party claim can be complicated, so it’s best to speak to an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.

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If you have been injured in any type of motor vehicle accident, call us now to discuss your case. We have successfully handled thousands of motor vehicle accidents and ride-share claims. At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we know what it takes to obtain the compensation you need and deserve if you are injured. We offer relentless personal injury representation and work to prove liability and hold those who caused an accident responsible when it comes time to reach a settlement or verdict. 
 
Our New Jersey personal injury attorneys have over 30 years of experience aggressively representing seriously injured clients in all types of accident claims, including those injured at work. We are a Five-Star rated law firm, recovering a total of more than $100 million on behalf of our clients. To learn more and to schedule a FREE consultation, give us a call today at 973-920-7900. You can also connect with us through our online form. There is no risk in calling because we never charge a fee unless we can help you recover compensation for your injuries. We have two conveniently located offices in Denville and Morristown, New Jersey.

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