Category Archives: Construction Accidents

Our New Jersey personal injury law firm helps people who have been injured in construction accidents in Atlantic City and Cape May hold those at fault accountable.

Who Could Be Liable in a Third-Party Work Accident Lawsuit?

Injuries at work may keep you from returning to your occupation, sometimes permanently. In such cases, you would typically rely on workers’ compensation benefits to cover the costs of medical care, lost income and other expenses associated with your injury. Your family may also be able to collect these benefits if the work accident was fatal. Workers’ compensation limits your ability to bring a claim for damages against your employer. You cannot sue your employer for a work accident in many cases, and neither could your family members. Fortunately, there is a catch to this rule. There are some cases where a “third party” is responsible for causing a workplace injury or death. You may be able to file a work accident lawsuit in such cases. What is a Third Party? Third parties are individuals or businesses that are separate from your employer. Examples of third parties may include: Product…
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Can I Sue My Employer After an Accident at Work?

After an accident at work, you may be able to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Due to workers’ comp, you typically cannot file a lawsuit against your employer after being injured at work. However, there are cases where you could file a lawsuit against a “third party”. These are parties that are not employed by your employer. Third parties may include subcontractors, other drivers or equipment manufacturers. They could also include homeowners and other types of property owners. Examples of third-party lawsuits may involve claims against parties that include: Equipment manufacturers: Defective equipment may be responsible for workplace accidents. Workers injured by defective equipment could file lawsuits against the manufacturers. Motorists: Some third-party lawsuits involve claims against other motorists, such as distracted or drunk drivers. Property owners: Some workplace-related asbestos lawsuits are filed against third parties, such as the owner of specific building. Third-party lawsuits could also be…
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What If I Am Injured in a Construction Accident in NJ?

Earlier this month, a worker lost his life as a result of a construction accident in New Jersey. Per a WPIX-TV report, the worker was cleaning out the cement mixer on a truck when he was caught under the mixer’s drum, resulting in fatal injuries. Are Families of Construction Workers Killed on the Job Eligible for Workers’ Comp? Construction accidents can happen because of the negligence of a construction company, product manufacturer or a third party, such as a contractor or subcontractor. In some cases, the families of employees killed in construction accidents may be able to secure workers’ compensation benefits in the wake of the incident. However, the workers’ comp process can be slow and complicated. In addition, in many situations, applicants are denied benefits and must turn to the appeal process to recover workers’ comp benefits. Workers’ compensation may not be the only option for the families of…
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