Can You Hold a Co-Worker Liable for Injuries?

Posted on September 11, 2015 at 12:00pm by

Last month, an Arlington man was charged in connection to a co-worker’s death at an Elizabeth marine terminal after she was struck by shipping equipment. Photo of construction site

According to WABC-TV, the 48-year-old man was charged with second-degree death by auto after he struck a co-worker with a top-loader at the marine terminal. The accident reportedly occurred at the APM Terminal on August 7.

An investigation by the Port Authority Police Department and the Union County Homicide Task Force discovered that the man had a blood alcohol content that was over the legal limit of 0.08 percent when he was operating the vehicle at the site.

Although the man has been charged criminally, the incident remains under investigation.

If Your Loved One is Killed or Injured at Work, Talk to Our Atlantic City Injury Attorneys

If a co-worker’s reckless actions led to an accident, you may be able to obtain certain workers’ compensation benefits, or file a wrongful death lawsuit against an employer or a co-worker.

In most cases, workplace injuries and deaths are covered by workers’ compensation, even when an accident is the result of a co-worker’s actions. However, if a co-worker is committing a crime when an incident takes place, aside from an employer, you may be able to hold the employee liable.

The best way to determine liability following a workplace accident is to speak to our Atlantic City injury lawyers. Our firm has the resources necessary to investigate workplace accidents and we have represented construction laborers, equipment operators, electricians, ironworkers and other blue-collar workers who have been hurt on-the-job.

Our Atlantic City injury attorneys obtain maximum compensation for injured workers. You can call us at the number listed on this page or use the live chat option for further information.

Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C. – Atlantic City Injury Attorneys

Source: http://abc7ny.com/news/worker-charged-with-dwi-after-woman-struck-killed-with-shipping-equipment/955319/



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