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I was injured at work in New Jersey. Can I bring a negligence claim against my employer?

A: The facts surrounding the accident will determine whether or not there is a viable claim against the employer. Only a qualified New Jersey workplace accident lawyer will be able to provide advice on how to proceed. The following answer is for information only.

In New Jersey on-the-job accident situations, employees are generally limited to making workers’ compensation claims and are not allowed to brings separate claims against their employers. There is one major exception. When an employer commits an intentional wrong, it may be liable to its employee. In order to prove an intentional wrong, the employee must show that the employer engaged in conduct like disabling safety devices or discouraging use of safety gear.

In many work accident situations, other parties may be liable, such as product manufacturers or subcontractors. Proper investigation into the facts and circumstances will determine liability of all potential parties, not just the employer.

Related Article: Workplace Accidents in New Jersey – Suing an Employer

If you’d like to have your case reviewed by our New Jersey workplace accident lawyers, call 215.925.4451. Our lawyers are available for a free, no obligation legal consultation.

The work injury and accident lawyers at Schwartz & Blackman handle cases in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area:

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