Bergen County Workplace Accidents Lawyer
Bergen County Workplace Accidents Lawyer – For injured workers, the first source of compensation that comes to mind is usually workers’ comp. While this may be the only option, an experienced attorney is aware that there may be other opportunities that can be pursued, opportunities that could lead to more compensation than workers’ comp allows.
At The Law Firm of Walter K. Schreyer in Westwood, New Jersey, we have more than 35 years of experience that we use to help on-the-job injury victims. With your case in our hands, you can be confident that every opportunity for compensation will be considered.
In addition to handling workers’ comp claims, we review every workplace accident case for the opportunity to pursue an additional personal injury claim against a responsible third party. These third-party claims are possible when the party responsible for the accident is someone other than the victim’s employer, such as a business owner, subcontractor or product manufacturer.
For example, if a worker is injured in a construction accident he or she has the right to pursue workers’ compensation, no matter who was at fault for the accident and even if nobody was at fault. If the accident was caused by a defective piece of equipment, a personal injury claim may also be filed against the manufacturer of that equipment.
Third-party claims are also pursued in on-the-job auto accident cases. In these cases, a lawsuit may be filed against the negligent driver who collided with the victim.
Why Third-Party Claims Are Beneficial
There are limits that dictate how much workers’ comp covers. It covers the costs of medical treatment and temporary disability for most of the wages lost because of the accident. It does not cover the pain and suffering that a workplace accident victim may endure.
On the other hand, third-party liability claims allow the victim to pursue compensation for pain and suffering, as well as other costs not covered by work comp. This is why we always carefully review every work accident case to see if a third-party claim is an option.
No Fee Unless Your Case Is a Success
Work accident cases are handled on a contingency basis. This means you are not obligated to pay us unless we succeed in getting compensation for you.