A: New Jersey, like most states, prohibits a worker from filing negligence claims against an employer. Instead, as to the employer, the worker is usually limited to filing a workers’ compensation claim. However, there may be additional claims which can be made against other, non-employer parties.
Especially on construction sites or work sites, on any given day, there is a lot of activity with multiple parties present. Depending on what caused the trip and fall accident, New Jersey law may allow an injured worker to file separate negligence claims for pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages. For example, in a situation where a worker trips over a poorly constructed walkway, the worker may be able to file a negligence claim against the contractor who constructed or otherwise maintained the walkway. Read more about recovering for work related injuries in a trip and fall accident on a construction site.
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