Does Your Slip and Fall or Other Work-Related Injury Qualify for BOTH Workers’ Compensation Benefits and to Make a Personal Injury Claim?

If you have been injured on the job in a slip and fall or any other type of accident, you may have various questions with regard to workers’ compensation benefits and whether any person or entity may be held liable for your injuries in what is termed a “3rd party claim.”

In most cases, injuries that occur while at work are covered exclusively by workers’ compensation benefits.  However, there are many circumstances under which you may also file a personal injury claim (3rd party claim), to recover monetarily from negligent parties whose careless acts and/or omissions resulted in your injuries and economic losses.  Property owners, machine or equipment manufacturers and distributors, vehicle owners, subcontractors, maintenance personnel, and others may all be culpable and held liable in varied scenarios.

To help ensure that you receive your rightful compensation and pursue adequate and correct claims in a timely manner, it is important that you consult with a New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer.

At Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, we have decades of experience handling work injury related claims, and can help determine if your potential case should include a 3rd party claim. To learn more about your legal options and rights, contact us at 973-845-4421 for a no-cost confidential consultation.

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