Sometimes workers are injured on the job. Unfortunately, sometimes those injuries are severe due to the nature of the workers job and or the circumstances of the injuries. If you or someone you know has been injured in the workplace, call our New Jersey Workplace Injury Lawyers today. Our attorneys handle workplace injuries throughout the state of New Jersey.
Workplace Accidents can include a variety of injuries and or conditions. In New Jersey, if an individual is injured while they are on the job within the scope of their employment, in most circumstances that individual will have a workers compensation claim. A workers compensation claim is very specific to workplace injuries. When a New Jersey worker is injured on the job and has the ability to recover in a workers compensation lawsuit, the individual gives up his or her rights, in most circumstances, to file a lawsuit against their employer. They are still able to bring a workers compensation claim, just not a traditional lawsuit. However, in many circumstances, an individual may have both a workers compensation claim as well as a third party lawsuit against a responsible party or manufacturer of a product. A good example of a lawsuit where an individual may have a claim against another company or manufacturer of a product is an asbestos related lawsuit. Another example can also be a chainsaw accident. Workplace accidents can also involve commercial truck accidents, slip and falls on commercial job sites, forklift or crane accidents as well as accidents on the docks.
Injuries at Work
Unfortunately, in some circumstances, a workplace or construction site accident can involve heavy machinery, excavation, very hot liquid and or high voltage. Sadly, this can lead to very severe injuries at the workplace including:
- Wrongful Death
- Severe Burns
- Severe Orthopedic Injuries
Liability in a workplace accident
Establishing who is at fault for a workplace accident may not always be a simple task. Often times, various entities and or products are involved in a workplace accident. Figuring out exactly who is responsible for the location, workers, and or products may take significant investigative work and the use of experts. Additionally, liability can sometimes be established by determining if the workplace was violating any state or federal regulations including Occupational Safety Heath Administration (OSHA) regulations.
We Can Help
If you or someone you know would like to speak with one of our workplace accident lawyers call our office or click on any of the contact tabs on our site. Our attorneys offer free consultations on all workplace injury claims. Our lawyers will take the time to meet with you and discuss all of your options.