Work-Related Accidents

Work-Related Accidents and Injuries: Workers' Comp and Third-Party Liability Claims

Contrary to popular belief, not all work related accidents are the fault of the worker's employer. If a work related accident is the fault of a third party, the worker can pursue a personal injury claim in addition to a workers' compensation claim against the employer. At The Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff, P.A. in Morristown, West New York and Newton, New Jersey, our experience in this area has helped clients recover damages when they have been told by other lawyers that no relief is possible.

Over 35 Years of Experience

Law firms that churn out cases like mills are not as attentive to the specific needs of the clients or the particular issues of a case. Attorney Michael P. Burakoff has the experience and background to identify whether it is worthwhile to pursue a third-party claim, in addition to a workers' compensation claim, when the employer is not responsible for the accident. He has represented clients in a wide variety of work related claims including accidents involving a forklift, a truck rollover, warehouse accidents, and machinery accidents.

Third Party Claims Common in New Jersey Work Injuries

Serious work related accidents often involve a careless or negligent third party. Individuals working as delivery drivers could be involved in a car accident caused by another driver who was not paying attention to the road or was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Contractors who come to a building site for construction or renovation projects can create hazardous conditions. Faulty equipment or tools, manufactured by a third party, can cause serious injury or even death. An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violation may also result in injury. At The Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff, we will help you with both your workers' compensation claim and your third-party claim against the responsible party.

For more information or to schedule an appointment regarding a work-related accident, please contact us.