Q Can I bring a case against a second contractor who was at fault for my NJ construction accident?
Yes. It is important to understand that while there are many different parties who can be held liable for your injury costs after a NJ construction accident, worker’s compensation law prohibits you from suing your employer or your fellow workers.
However, you may be able to hold a third-party contractor responsible for your injuries by bringing a construction accident suit against the contractor or company. These cases protect employees who work on commercial and residential construction sites, and can be brought against the general contractor, a subcontractor, engineers, architects, or the property owner of the worksite.
You could receive compensation for a New Jersey construction injury if your accident involved:
- Safety violations – If unsafe conditions on a work site led to your injury, you could file a claim with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration for workplace safety violations.
- Defective machinery – You could seek a case against a product manufacturer, parts manufacturer or product distributor if you were injured by a defective device or other materials on the site.
- Improper training – Failure to train employees on dangerous machinery can indicate negligence on behalf of the secondary contractor.
What many injured workers don’t know is that they can receive workers’ compensation in addition to seeking a case against a third-party contractor. To find out how to take advantage of multiple forms of disability benefits, click the link on this page to download a FREE copy of our book, What the Injured Worker Needs to Know: Your Workers’ Comp Guide. If you want to find out if you have a case against a third-party, call Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. today at 877-360-0183 to speak to a trusted attorney.