Workplace Accident Attorneys in Cherry Hill, NJ
No matter where you work, whether it be on a construction site, in a retail store, or in an office, you are subject to some risk for injury. If you become injured at your workplace, the future of your career may be in jeopardy. In most cases, safety precautions are taken and everything is fine. However, if even the simplest factor is overlooked, an accident can occur and an employee can become injured. In most cases, employees who are injured on the job will be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits exist to support the worker until they are well enough to work again and to help the injured employee pay for their medical bills associated with the injury. Situations may also arise where a third party is responsible for the accident and legal action must be taken to achieve proper compensation. If you have been involved in a workplace accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Underwood & Micklin for a consultation.
For years, employees who were injured on the job could only recover damages by suing their employer. However, employees rarely had the financial means to bring a successful lawsuit against their employer and would eventually drop the lawsuit, never being compensated for their workplace injuries and almost always losing their jobs. Today, however, workers’ compensation benefits exist to aid injured workers and protect them from the pitfalls of a workplace injury. The New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation exists to allow injured workers to file a claim that, if approved, will help cover medical bills and provide partial reimbursement for your lost wages. New Jersey employees are not permitted to bring a lawsuit against their employer if they collect workers’ compensation benefits. If your claim is denied, you have options. You will be able to retain the services of a quality workers’ compensation attorney who can fight for your rights in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Court.
Lawsuits Against a Third Party
Although employees in New Jersey are not permitted to sue their employer if injured on the job and collect workers’ compensation, they are permitted to bring a lawsuit against a third party if they were negligent. Third parties can include the property owner where work was being completed, manufacturers or designers of companies that provide tools, machinery, and safety equipment to workers, and more. If you do bring a lawsuit against a third party, it is important to know that the insurance company may be able to recover the financial support from any money that you are awarded in that lawsuit.
Contact a South Jersey Workplace Accident Attorney
When victims of workplace accidents in New Jersey need to take legal action to defend their rights, they can turn to Underwood & Micklin for strong legal representation. Whether you are fighting a claim dispute or bringing a lawsuit against a third party that caused you to become injured at work, it is essential to have quality legal guidance every step of the way. Schedule a consultation with the experienced attorneys at Underwood & Micklin today if you have a legal matter related to workplace injuries.