Find Out When You Can Sue For Your On-The-Job Injuries
One of the main benefits of workers compensation is that it permits employees to avoid out-of-pocket expenses from an on-the-job injury or illness even if their conditions are caused by their own carelessness. In return, employees are prohibited from suing their employers when an unsafe workplace or other situation causes their condition.
If you believe your workers compensation claim is not being treated fairly, a workers’ comp attorney at the Law Offices of Robert Olkowitz, P.C. can help. And during your free initial consultation, we can tell you if you have cause to pursue additional compensation outside the limitations of New Jersey workers’ compensation law.
You cannot sue your employer—but you may be able to sue other parties
The bottom line is that you and your employer are not necessarily the only parties who can contribute to an on-the-job injury or illness. Consider the following situations:
- You are injured by using a defective power tool.
- Chemical fumes leaking from a defective container cause permanent illness.
- You come into contact with a live electrical wire left exposed by third-party workmen.
- Safety equipment—such as masks, goggles, or hard hats—fails to protect you from injury when used in accordance with specifications.
Any of these situations can result in costs that extend well beyond the benefits provided by workers compensation. You cannot sue your employer for the additional expenses—but in many cases, you can pursue compensation from third parties responsible for your injuries through a personal injury claim, out-of-court settlement, or lawsuit. Each Red Bank workers’ comp lawyer at the Law Offices of Robert Olkowitz, P.C. is also experienced in personal injury law and can help ensure you pursue the full compensation you deserve.
Red Bank workers’ compensation lawyer
If you think that you have a workers compensation case, contact the Law Offices of Robert Olkowitz, P.C. to set up a free consultation. We only receive a fee if we obtain a recovery for you.