Workplace Accidents

Somerset County Workplace Injury Attorneys

Representing NJ clients after workplace injuries

Whether you work on a construction site or in an office, you are subject to some degree of danger. When a person is injured on the job, their future may be at stake, depending on the severity of the injury. Though most companies and their employees try to take the proper care when conducting business, accidents are bound to happen. For most work-related injuries, workers’ compensation is in place to cover medical bills and lost wages immediately after an accident and to support the victim until they can work again. In some unfortunate circumstances, injuries occur because of the negligence of a third party and it calls for legal action. When facing such a significant legal matter, it is important to talk to an attorney. When you need an effective and experienced attorney, contact Siragusa Law Firm for a free consultation.

Workers’ compensation

Workers’ compensation was the answer to years of injustice in the workplace. For many years, the only way to be compensated for work injuries was to sue the employer. It was financially impractical for the worker to sue their employer in most cases. For one, the employee could not afford as many legal fees as the employer, leading to a waiting game before the employee gave up and dropped the suit. In addition, suing one’s employer meant almost immediate termination. Since then, laws were enacted to protect the employee from the uncertainty of workplace injuries. If you are injured at work, you can be comforted by the fact that your medical bills and a percentage of your lost earnings should be paid. In turn, you cannot take legal action against your employer, regardless of fault or negligence. If your claim is disputed, the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Court will decide on the matter. If this happens, you need an effective legal team who will fight for you.

Third-party lawsuits in New Jersey

If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party, you may be entitled to compensation. This can include companies that provide safety equipment, tools, machinery, or anything else used in your place of work. The third party may even be the property owner where the work is being done. If you have a valid lawsuit, it is important to note that if you were to recover damages from a third party, you could be held accountable for the money spent on your support through workers’ compensation. You may need to pay back some of the money and the insurance company may have the right to place a workers’ compensation lien against your award.

Contact a Somerset County workplace accident attorney

Though most workplace injury cases are handled without issue through workers’ compensation, there are countless instances where a victim of injury would need an attorney. If your workers’ compensation claim is denied or disputed, having legal representation is crucial. If you need to sue a third party for your injuries, it is important to have the right attorney on your side. Contact Siragusa Law Firm for a free initial consultation to discuss your legal matter and get the legal services you deserve.