Blog

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.

Read Our Latest Blog Posts

  New Jersey Car Accident Reconstruction | What to Know

Sometimes, it can be difficult to prove fault in a car accident lawsuit. In cases like these, you may benefit from accident reconstruction. Car accident reconstruction is performed by an expert in order to determine the events leading up to the accident and what happened at the moment of collision.…

Read More
  What to Know About Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey

Pedestrian accidents are some of the most deadly accidents that can occur. As a result, it is imperative that both drivers and pedestrians take safety measures. Read on to learn more about pedestrian accidents, how accidents happen, and what to do if an injury occurs. Common causes of pedestrian accidents…

Read More
  Dog Bite Accidents in New Jersey | What You Need to Know

Dogs are man's best friend. As a result, it can be hard to imagine a dog doing any serious damage. However, dogs can be much more dangerous than you may realize, and a dog bite can cause serious injuries. In the event of a dog bite, you may be entitled…

Read More