Can I Be Denied Benefits If the Injury Was My Fault?

We often are asked, “Can I be denied workers’ compensation if the injury was my fault?”  The answer is, “Almost never.”

Workers’ compensation benefits are payable without regard to fault (including your own). The only thing that matters is whether the medical condition was either caused or worsened by your work.

However, if the accident was caused by a third party (example: you are making a delivery during the scope of your employment and a bus drives through a stop sign, striking your vehicle), then you may also have a lawsuit against the responsible third party for which we can also represent you.

If you have questions about a potential workers’ compensation claim, our experienced workers’ comp attorneys can help.  Give us a call at 888-675-7607 or fill out our online form to request a free and confidential consultation with one of Petro Cohen’s workers’ compensation attorneys.


Common Claims for Workers’ Comp

Contact Us

Your Name

Phone Number


Describe your case

Why Work With PCPM?

  • Highest firm rating (A/V) from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized by "Best Lawyers in America®" every year since 1995
  • Named in every (15) "NJ Super Lawyers®" survey for Workers' Compensation and 12 for Personal Injury