Unfortunately, many people simply looking to put in an honest day’s work find themselves seriously injured after incurring a work-related accident. If you were recently injured on the job due to no fault of your own, you can turn to a New Jersey work injury lawyer from the Law Office of Craig M. Rothenberg to fight for your rightful compensation. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Work Injury Lawyer Serving Clinton & all of New Jersey
Though we tend to think of work injuries happening on more physically-intensive jobs, such as construction sites, the truth is that work-related injuries can occur just about in any field. All it takes, for example, is unsafe conditions inside of an office building for an unsuspecting office worker to slip, trip, or fall and sustain serious injuries as a result. No matter your line of work, if you’ve been hurt and you need a skilled legal advocate in your corner, look no further than our Clinton, New Jersey personal injury lawyer.
Filing a Third-Party Claim After a Work Injury
Third-party claims are different from workers’ compensation claims in several ways. Most notable, in a third-party claim, we are suing a liable third party who is not your employer for damages instead of going through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Often, recoveries made through third-party claims are greater than in workers’ compensation claims, which typically only cover the cost of medical bills and a portion of lost wages.
To win a third-party claim, we must prove you were hurt as a direct result of someone else’s negligence. For example, if you were hurt because of an unsafe building structure, a defective power tool, a negligent independent contractor, or virtually any other party who is not your employer, you should have a valid claim. We can use a wide variety of evidence to prove your third-party claim, including pictures of the unsafe property conditions, video footage of the accident as it happened, witness statements, medical documents, and more.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations is the timeframe in which a person must bring a personal injury claim. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years. Though you technically will have two years from the date of your accident to sue, it’s best to contact a knowledgeable attorney as soon as you can. The longer you wait, the more challenging it can be to prove your injury claim and recover your rightful compensation.
Contact a Work Injury Lawyer Today
No one should have to fend for themselves after sustaining a serious work-related injury. The Law Office of Craig M. Rothenberg is dedicated to helping the hard-working men and women of New Jersey recover full and fair compensation after being hurt on the job, and we’re ready to fight for you as well. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.