Workers’ Compensation Attorneys and Third-Party Claims in New Jersey
Our Lawyers Help You Recover the Compensation You Deserve from Negligent Parties
If you were hurt in a workplace accident, the workers’ compensation attorneys at Shebell & Shebell, LLC will help you in every way we can. This includes fighting to get you all of the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. In some cases, it may also involve filing a claim against a third party that was responsible for the accident that left you hurt.
The workers’ compensation system is supposed to cover the cost of all reasonable and necessary medical treatment for your injury. You are also supposed to be paid partial wages during the time you are left unable to return to work. Under the law, you are unable to sue your employer for any other compensation.
Holding Negligent Parties Accountable
If a third party was responsible for causing the accident that left you injured, however, you may be able to seek compensation for noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering. A third party may include:
- A cleaning or maintenance crew contracted by your employer
- The owner of a property or business you visited as part of your job
- A driver who caused a traffic accident while you were traveling for work
- Independent contractors working at your place of employment
- The manufacturer of defective equipment
Recovering compensation can be complicated. Third parties have their own lawyers, and their own insurance companies. They typically don’t accept responsibility for causing the accident that left you hurt and deny doing anything wrong. This leaves you in the position of proving that their negligence led to your injury.
That’s why you need an experienced personal injury attorney to fight for you. Our lawyers know how to build strong cases that hold negligent parties accountable. We know how to fight back against insurance companies on your behalf.
Our legal team investigates your accident to get the facts. We gather evidence and review all relevant documentation, such as accident reports and medical records. We identify and interview witnesses about what they saw. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
We are committed to helping you recover all the benefits and compensation you deserve, whether that involves filing a third-party insurance claim or arguing your case in front of a workers’ compensation judge.
We Take On The Insurance Companies
The insurance company will fight you every step of the way. They are mostly concerned with protecting their bottom line. So, they will try to pay you as little as possible to keep their profits as high as possible. They will question the extent of your injuries or argue that you were suffering from these injuries even before the accident.
They may even try to blame you for what happened. Fault for an accident does not impact your workers’ compensation benefits, but it may reduce the amount of money you can recover in a personal injury claim.
Our lawyers know how to build cases that prove the negligence of a third party caused the accident that left you injured. Then we demand compensation for the noneconomic damages you have suffered. Many times, the insurance company will agree to negotiate a settlement. We are only interested in a third-party settlement that meets your needs.
We know how an injury can impact you and your family. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you get all the workers’ compensation benefits you should be getting. If a third party caused your accident, we are also dedicated to helping you maximize the compensation you can get through a legal claim.
Our firm will explore every option for compensation after your injury, including a workers’ comp claim, third-party settlement or lawsuit. If a third party’s insurer acts in bad faith, we can explore solutions.
If you were injured, learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of workers’ compensation attorneys. Our offices are located in Shrewsbury and Newark.