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Workplace Injuries in New Jersey

When you get hurt on the job you have a number of rights through your workers’ compensation insurance including the payment of your medical bills and the payment of temporary disability. If you are out of work as a result of your work-related injury, you get a settlement through the workers’ compensation court. In addition to that, if the reason you got hurt at work was someone else’s fault and that someone else is not a co-employee or an employer (for example, you’re in a car accident driving from one worksite to another), in addition to your worker’s compensation case you can also bring a case against the person who caused your injuries. The only exclusion again is that you cannot sue your co-workers or your employer for their negligence if the accident happened on the job. One of the clauses in the workers’ compensation law is that the injured person may not bring a claim against their employer due to the fact that the law has already guaranteed them benefits. The only situation in which you may bring a claim under workers’ compensation against your employer or your co-worker is if the injuries were caused intentionally by the party who is responsible for them. This is important for people to remember because they come in with the intentions of bringing a claim against your employer or co-worker and are disappointed when they find out that this is not a possibility.
If you are in need of experienced legal counsel in New Jersey, please contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze for any criminal and personal injury matters.

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