Work related injuries have always and will always occur. An injured worker may often have one of two (or both) avenues to financial compensation depending on the cause and location of the injury: a workers compensation claim and/or a personal injury claim. It is important to note that the two are not mutually exclusive, and while you usually can not sue your own employer if you are injured while working, injury victims are allowed to file personal injury claims against other negligent third parties.
There are however significant differences between the two types of injury claims, namely the requirements to secure compensation, and the type and amount of compensation that can be secured.
Since 1972 our attorneys at Cohen & Riechelson, have worked handling workers’ compensation claims that involve third party personal injury claims across Mercer County New Jersey and Bucks Count Pennsylvania as well as surrounding communities. Our firm works to guide you through the legal process using our experience and skill while keeping you informed every step of the way. Our firm goal has always been to help you obtain maximum compensation for your losses. Contact us online or by phone at (609) 528-2596 in New Jersey or (215) 337-4915 in Pennsylvania.
No Fault Necessary in a Mercer County Workers’ Compensation Case
Any employee injured on the job is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, with some very limited exceptions. Workers’ compensation does not require specific fault or negligence. You do not have the obligation to prove that your employer or your co-workers did anything wrong in order for you to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Even if your own negligence caused your injury, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
Fault is necessary in a Personal Injury Case Bucks County Personal Injury Attorneys
In all personal injury cases fault is a necessary and critical element. In the absence of clear fault due to recklessness or negligence there can be no personal injury restitution. In short, you must be injured, and that injury must be proven to be due to the negligence of another party for any successful personal injury claim.
Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Requirements
Though they very similar there are several significant legal differences between workers compensation and personal injury claims.
The most important difference between personal injury and worker’s compensation is that personal injury claims are based on fault and workers’ compensation cases are not.
Bucks County Attorney Discusses Workers Compensation
If you got injured on the job it doesn’t matter whose fault it was, call us we will be able to get your recovery if you’ve been injured on the job. Time can borrow your ability to recover you don’t have to worry about bringing a workers compensation claim; your boss can’t fire you, can’t punish you.
We have a Labor Department that will protect you from anything that your employer might try to do by way of retaliation. We know your rights beyond workers compensation you have limited rights against your employer but you have much greater rights if there’s another party involved that caused your injury, we’ll take care of you, you’re an American worker we serve people.
Contact Our Lawrence Worker’ Compensation & Personal Injury Attorneys Today
The Law Office of Cohen & Riechelson has, since 1972, helped many clients across Trenton, Hamilton, Princeton, Lawrence, and the greater Mercer County area as well as Bucks County Pennsylvania and surrounding communities, to recover compensation from all kinds of work related and personal injuries.
Over the course of 40+ years we have built a reputation as tenacious and skilled litigators who don’t accept settlements that are not everything our clients deserve. Our personal injury team is lead by a New Jersey Certified Civil Trial Attorney. Please contact us online or by phone at (609) 528-2596 in New Jersey or (215) 337-4915 in Pennsylvania for a free and confidential discussion about your case.