Workplace Accidents

Woodbridge Workplace injury lawyer

Orange safety helmetRepresenting NJ clients facing workplace accidents

Whether we work in an office or on a construction site, every employee is subject to some degree of danger in the workplace. All jobs have the potential to cause injuries that can devastate a person’s life. Though everyone tries to take the proper care at work, accidents are bound to happen. In those instances, workers’ compensation is in place to address the issues that come up after a workplace accident. In some cases, workplace injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party. In all of these situations, it is important to contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze, Esq. to guide you through your legal options and protect your rights when dealing with insurance companies or third party lawsuits.

Workers’ compensation

Workers’ compensation is insurance coverage that protects workers from the burden of overwhelming medical bills and lost wages without the worry of having to file a lawsuit against their employer. A workers’ compensation claim prohibits an employee from taking legal action against their employer. Many years ago, the only way to get compensation from your workplace injuries was to sue your employer. Not only was it financially impractical for most employees, it would also ensure their termination, for the most part. Since laws were enacted, workers have been saved from the uncertainty of workplace injuries. Now, if you are injured in the workplace, you can feel comfortable in the fact that your medical bills and a percentage of your lost earnings will be compensated. If there is any dispute, New Jersey has a workers’ compensation court that will decide on the matter in a timely manner. If your claim is being disputed, you need the quality legal support of an experienced legal team. 

Third-party lawsuits

In some cases, a workplace accident is caused by the negligence of a third party. For example, if a third party provided you with safety equipment that failed, you may have a valid lawsuit even though you are receiving benefits from workers’ compensation. In these situations, you will most likely be responsible for paying back some of the money you recover to those who have supported you through workers’ compensation. In some cases, the insurance company will make a claim against the recovery of your lawsuit through a workers’ compensation lien.

Contact a Middlesex County law firm with workplace injury experience

Workplace injuries are generally handled through workers’ compensation. Though you may believe that this process is straightforward, it can be complex when dealing with the insurance companies. Insurance companies have the goal of protecting the bottom dollar and they will try to limit the payout or deny it altogether. If you need an effective attorney to guide you through the workers’ compensation process, contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze, Esq. If you need to consider a third-party lawsuit, you should have an experienced attorney to represent your legal needs. If you need an attorney to fight for your future and help you through tough times, contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze, Esq.