Workplace Accident Attorneys in Hackensack, NJ
If an employee suffers from a workplace accident, they may become injured as a result and ultimately, become unable to return work. If you have been injured at your workplace, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Through workers’ compensation, you can get the aid you need to continue living until you can return to work. When workplace injuries happen, neither the employee or the employer is held responsible. If the employee files for workers’ compensation, they cannot hold their employer responsible for the accident. In fact, you are not permitted to take legal action against your employer. If you need legal guidance after a workplace accident, contact the experienced attorneys at McNerney & McAuliffe today.
What is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a system put in place to protect employees. In the past, when an employee was hurt on the job it often meant that they had to take legal action against their employer to try and recover compensation for the financial burdens they faced. Unfortunately, this often resulted in the employee losing their job in addition to losing the case against their employer, leaving them without compensation. If employees suffer an accident in the workplace that leaves them injured and unable to work, they may be able to collect workers’ compensation benefits through their employer’s insurance policy. This form of compensation can assist with medical bills and lost wages after an accident. With this aid, the employee can continue to maintain their standard of living while they are unable to perform their duties at work. This can give them the time they need to fully recover and return to work when they are healthy. If the employee is unable to return to work in the future, they may be entitled to more benefits that can assist even further.
Third Party Claims
Employees and employers are two parties that are involved in the workplace and could possibly be involved in workplace accidents. However, a third party may also be involved in the accident. When a third party is involved in a workplace accident, they may be held liable for the injuries that an employee suffered from as a result of the accident. The employee has the opportunity to file a lawsuit against the third party if they wish to do so. They are able to collect workers’ compensation in the meantime. However, if they win the lawsuit against the third party, they may have to pay back the workers’ compensation that they previously received.
Contact a Bergen County Workplace Accident Attorney
Being injured on the job can have significant consequences, whether you were hurt by the negligence of someone at your workplace or the negligence of a third party. If you have been injured at your place of employment, it is important to have an understanding of your legal options and how to move forward. We would be happy to schedule a consultation to discuss your legal matter. Contact the attorneys at McNerney & McAuliffe today.