Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to provide monetary support to workers who become injured on the job or in the course of their employment. Once workers’ compensation benefits are accepted, the worker is prohibited from filing a personal injury lawsuit against the employer. However, he or she is not prevented from taking action against a third party that may have contributed to the injury.
Whether you are facing a manufacturer, distributor or other third party, we can help. At the Law Office of Jack L. Stillman, P.A., we use years of personal injury and workers’ compensation experience when handling third-party cases.
Why Take Action Against A Third Party?
When someone’s negligence contributed to an injury, they need to be held responsible not only for your benefit, but for the benefit of others who are potentially impacted as well. The non-employer third-party may be responsible for providing compensation for pain and suffering, as well as medical expenses or lost wages not handled by workers’ compensation. In the event of a wrongful death, it may be possible to obtain compensation for the loss of future income, companionship and funeral expenses.
We understand how difficult life can be after an injury. Our firm strives to help you obtain benefits from every available source whenever possible.
What Situations May Involve A Third Party?
If you were injured in a car accident, the driver of the other vehicle is the third party.
If you were injured on someone else’s property, the property owner is the third party, unless the property was owned by the employer who is paying the workers’ comp claim.
If you were injured using equipment or machinery that was defective, the manufacturer of the equipment is the third party.
If a subcontractor created a dangerous situation, but the injured employee was not directly working for the subcontractor, the subcontractor is the third party.
Let Us Help With Your Third-Party Claim
You deserve to be fully compensated for the losses you have suffered due to a workplace injury. To learn more about how we can help, schedule a consultation with an attorney at the Law Office of Jack L. Stillman, P.A., by calling 732-333-8942. Our lawyer represents clients in Monmouth County, Middlesex County and throughout the state of New Jersey.