Workplace Injury

Helping employees after an injury on the job

Work Injury Lawyers in Hoboken, NJ

Legal Support for Victims of Workplace Accidents

Every year, thousands of Americans, including residents of Hoboken, are injured in work-related accidents. Recent changes to the laws governing employees in New Jersey have limited the types of compensation available for victims of injury. If you are suffering from a workplace accident contact our Hoboken Work Injury Lawyer. Simply Call (201) 925-0660 or contact us online Today!

According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 5,190 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2016. That is the first time there have been more than 5,000 workplace fatalities since 2008.

Depending on the details of the event, an injured employee may be entitled to benefits from a personal injury lawsuit, a workers’ compensation claim, or both.

Workers' Compensation in New Jersey

The New Jersey Workers Compensation Act states that businesses in Hoboken are considered liable if their employee suffers an injury on the job and must provide income replacement and medical compensation.

However, this practice can have both favorable and unfavorable consequences. While employees do not need to prove fault in order to receive compensation from their employers, the insurance coverage that they do receive oftentimes does not provide sufficient enough benefits in order to cover the injured employee.

Personal Injury & Third-Party Damages

In many circumstances, an injured worker can pursue both a lawsuit against the responsible third-party, if it’s not the employer, and a worker’s compensation claim.

For example, if an employee is injured on the job while driving a company car because another driver hit them, the injured employee may be entitled to a personal injury lawsuit against the driver of the other vehicle. While pursuing this claim, the injured employee is still able to collect benefits through their employer’s workers compensation insurance. Pursuing a third-party claim can result in additional compensation for the injured worker. Although, this can be a complicated situation because some of the compensation that an employee receives from a third-party claim may negate some of the benefits from the worker’s compensation insurance.

Areas We Serve

At the Law Office of Alexander Schachtel, we serve people throughout New Jersey and New York in a variety of legal matters. Our team consists of civil & commercial litigation attorneys and personal injury lawyers that can assist you with your legal issues anywhere in New Jersey and New York.

Let our experienced and dedicated legal advocates work for you. Get in touch with us today to discover how the attorneys at the Law Office of Alexander Schachtel can help you.

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Retaining experienced legal representation is the most effective way to resolve any workplace injury matter and secure the compensation you deserve. Call the Law Office of Alexander Schachtel today at (201) 925-0660 for a Free Consultation and discover all of the legal options available to you.