Who is liable for a workplace accident?

At work each day, employees are focused on their tasks that they need to complete. They are rarely aware that injuries can happen in the workplace unless they work in construction. However, injuries can happen in any workplace environment. When an employee suffers an accident and is injured at work, it can be difficult to find out who should be held responsible. The incident could cause your employer to be held accountable or a third party. Although workers’ compensation protects your employer from being targeted, a third party is not protected in the same way. Third parties can include providers of safety equipment, defective parts and landlords of the property. If a third party is involved, you can take legal action against them. When involving a third party, workers’ compensation can get more complicated. If you are receiving workers’ compensation and win a lawsuit against a third party, you may have to pay them back. This means that you may have to repay the workers’ compensation support that was provided to you through your employer’s insurance coverage.

How can workers’ compensation benefit me?

In the workplace, there is the possibility that employees can become injured due to an accident. Although this may be less common for someone working in an office, it can be very common for construction workers or anyone doing manual labor. These individuals face conditions where they can be injured any day at any time. It is important for them to wear the proper safety equipment and to remain aware of their surroundings at all times. They should report any damaged equipment or anything that can cause harm to another worker. If employees happen to suffer from a workplace accident, they may be out of work due to injuries they sustained from this incident. This can cause many employees to be unsure of when their next paycheck will come. However, in these situations, employees can file for workers’ compensation. With workers’ compensation, employees can gain monetary compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages and lost future wages. This can give them the financial help they need to pay for their doctor’s visits and to carry on living while they are healing from their injuries.

Our firm understands how serious criminal and personal injury cases are. We are prepared to guide you towards a favorable outcome. If you are in need of experienced legal counsel in New Jersey, please contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today for any criminal and personal injury matters.