My coworker made a mistake that resulted in my construction accident injury. My coworker is also my friend. I don’t want to get him in trouble, but I need to recover for my injuries. As a New Jersey construction accident lawyer what do you think I should do?
The first thing that you should do is to contact our experienced New Jersey construction accident attorneys so that we can give you all of your options during this difficult time. We understand that your coworker is your friend and that construction sites are dangerous places. We understand that you have been hurt and that while you care about your friendship, you also need to plan for your future.
In many cases it will be possible to both keep your friendship and plan for your future. You may be entitled to compensation from the New Jersey workers’ compensation system. These damages will be paid through an insurance company. They will not come out of your friend’s pocket, nor should his wages be affected. Alternatively, if a third party who was not your employer was negligent and that negligence caused your injury, then you may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit and recover additional damages that would not be available in a workers’ comp claim.
For more information, please contact our experienced construction accident attorneys in New Jersey. We can be reached today via our website or by calling 1-800-362-9329. We also invite you to learn more about your rights and possible recovery by reading our FREE brochure, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone.