Workers' Compensation

Woodbridge Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Protecting Your Rights After a Workplace Accident

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If you are injured on the job in New Jersey, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits regardless of who was at fault. However, workers' compensation benefits are limited and do not pay you for everything you have lost, including pain and suffering. If your injury was caused by the negligence of what is known as a "third party," you may be entitled to seek additional compensation with the help of our legal team. At Palmisano & Goodman, P.A., our Woodbridge workers' compensation lawyers represent workers who are injured on the job.

Seriously injured while at work? Let us help. Call our Woodbridge workers' compensation attorneys today to discuss your case in a free consultation.

What Is a Third-Party Claim?

In exchange for providing workers' compensation benefits, employers in New Jersey are generally protected from employee lawsuits for injuries that occur on the job, except in cases of extreme negligence. However, third parties are not protected from personal injury claims, which our team can help you file.

Third parties may include anyone who does not work for your employer, including:

  • Manufacturers of unsafe equipment
  • Other drivers in car accidents
  • Subcontractors and vendors
  • Property owners

Experienced Woodbridge Work Injury Attorney

If your injuries were caused by the negligence of a third party, our lawyers may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the third party. Doing so would allow us to seek compensation for damages not covered by workers' compensation. This is very important in cases where your injuries were severe and where you are not able to return to work due to the severity of the accident.

A few examples of compensation we may be able to recover in a third party claim include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional trauma
  • Full wage replacement

Woodbridge Work Injury FAQ:

Can I file a third-party work injury claim if I've already filed a workers' compensation claim?

Yes, you can file a third-party work injury claim even if you've already received workers' compensation benefits. In fact, in some cases, filing a third-party claim can help you recover additional compensation beyond what workers' compensation provides.

How long do I have to file a third-party work injury claim in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for filing a third-party work injury claim is generally two years from the date of the injury. This means that you have two years from the date of the accident or injury to file a claim against a third party whose negligence or wrongdoing contributed to your workplace injury. Please note that there may be exceptions to this two-year time limit, such as in cases involving injuries to minors or when the injury was not immediately apparent. However, it's generally recommended that you consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after a workplace injury to ensure that you comply with the applicable time limits and protect your legal rights.

We Are Here to Help 

Our law firm has a proven record in personal injury and wrongful death claims. For a free consultation with the experienced Woodbridge workers' compensation attorneys, call our office at (732) 709-4400.

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