Workers Compensation v. Personal Injury Claims
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Mon Jan 2014
- Construction Accident,
When you are injured in a work-related construction accident, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits and money damages by filing a personal injury lawsuit, or both. The specific facts that led to your accident and resulting injuries will determine the best course of action. In order to determine which type of damages you are entitled to, you should consult with an experienced construction accident attorney in New Jersey.
Worker’s Compensation Claim
If your work-related construction accident was not caused by the negligent actions of another person or party, you may file a workers compensation claim against your employer.
In a workers compensation claim, your New Jersey construction accident attorney will not have to prove negligence. The only thing that will need to be proven is that you sustained injuries during the scope of employment. Worker’s compensation benefits are limited to your loss of wages, medical bills and other such related expenses.
Personal Injury Claim Against a Third Party
If your work-related construction accident injuries were caused by the negligent actions of a third party, your New Jersey construction accident attorney can file a workers’ compensation claim against your employer as well as a personal injury claim against the negligent third party.
In the event that your construction accident injuries were caused by the negligent or reckless actions of your employer, you may file a personal injury claim, instead of a workers compensation claim, against your employer.
Injured In a Construction Accident at Work? Call Us!
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident while working, you should contact New Jersey construction accident attorney Dan Matrafajlo at 908-248-4404.
We have offices in Elizabeth, North Brunswick and Newark, New Jersey to serve you. Mr. Matrafajlo has the experience in New Jersey courts that you need. He has been recognized locally for his legal ability, named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, and has even helped set legal precedent in personal injury law with cases such as Hardison v. King. Dan will fight for your legal rights!