Third-Party Claims

In the vast majority of workers' compensation cases, there are two parties involved: the worker and employer.

Because workers' compensation is referred to as a "no-fault" system, negligence does not matter in the equation. In contrast, personal injury cases are focused on negligence.

In the event that a third party — someone not directly employed by the employer — caused an injury through negligence, an injured worker may pursue a third-party claim. A common example occurs with vehicle drivers; when a worker was driving while performing a business function and struck by another driver, he or she may suffer an injury. When this happens as a result of the third-party driver, the worker can pursue a claim to recover damages for suffering, pain and future economic damages.

The interaction between the two systems, can be extremely complicated, however. As such, it is extremely important to understand how to maximize your compensation if you have been injured on a work site; failure to do so can result in financial catastrophe.

At Escandon, Fernicola, Anderson, Covelli & McPherson, we are prepared to put our decades of experience to work to do everything to maximize the compensation to which you are entitled if you have been injured on a work site.

In all of these cases, our New Jersey attorneys work exclusively on contingency; we will never collect any fees unless we obtain compensation.

To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss any third-party claims with one of our Ocean County/Monmouth County personal injury lawyers, call 732-663-1920 or email the firm. We serve clients throughout New Jersey.