Accidents on the Job

Damages Claims for Work Injury Accidents in New Jersey

The personal injury attorneys of Breslin & Breslin have long experience with analyzing and presenting work injury claims in Bergen County, Passaic County and Hudson County. For a free consultation about your rights if you suffered an accident on the job, contact a lawyer at our office in Hackensack.

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Breslin & Breslin advises clients about the full range of options for financial recovery. We can help you through a workers' compensation claim, hearing or appeal. We can also see if there is a party who can be held responsible for your accident through the civil litigation system.

Although workers' compensation is intended to be the exclusive means of recovery for work injuries suffered through the fault of the employer, a co-worker, yourself or nobody at all, in some cases you can file for workers' comp and sue a third party unrelated to your employer at the same time. The advantages of pursuing both approaches are clear: a successful personal injury lawsuit will normally result in a settlement or damages award that is much greater than the total of your workers' compensation benefits.

The classic example of a work-related personal injury lawsuit is a traffic accident in which the victim was on the job as a driver, construction worker, crossing guard or freight handler, and the negligent driver was a member of the general public as opposed to a fellow employee. That is probably the most common situation in which you could qualify for both workers' comp and a claim for personal injury damages against a third party.

At Breslin & Breslin, our experience with the full range of negligence litigation allows us to consider your workplace accident for a personal injury claim even while we are working on your workers' compensation benefits. Our experience with industrial product defects, motor vehicle accidents, and dangerous property conditions can help you get the most out of your workplace injury claim.

We represent injured workers in such third-party personal injury scenarios as:

  • Semi truck accidents
  • Delivery accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Warehouse accidents
  • Injuries in machine shops
  • Assembly or manufacturing accidents

For additional information about our experience with personal injury litigation related to accidents on the job, contact Breslin & Breslin for a free consultation in Hackensack.