My question involves workers compensation law for the state of: NJ
We are a subcontractor company and we perform construction work for a general contractor. Back in Oct 2016 one of our workers suffered a gravity injury causing the dislocation of his arm. It was agreed that the company would pay for his medical bills and any subsequent expense due to the injury such as therapy, doctors' appointments, work leave, etc. After roughly 2-1/2 months of paying his expenses, medicals and work leave, he came into the office and claimed his doctor cleared him to return back to work on the upcoming week. We scheduled him for light work but he failed to return. After 2 weeks of radio silence and a couple attempts to reaching out to him, we received a letter stating the company was getting sued by him for extended personal injury. A claim with our worker's comp was opened and he is now getting taken care of by the worker's comp.
Our employee is now suing the end client, owner of the building, stating that they failed to provide a safe work environment in accordance to NY labor laws.
So my questions really is, can my employee's lawyer get anything out of the end client? I am looking to lawyer up, I thought this would be a simple worker's comp claim but everytime I think we are ok, news come in, the gen contractor is being sued and the latest is the owner.