Work Accident Injury Lawyers
Injured workers are often eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, which provide coverage for medical treatment and a portion of lost earnings. However, these benefits are often inadequate to fully cover damages, especially in permanent injuries or losing a loved one.
Our experienced workplace injury attorneys have assisted numerous clients in obtaining the rightful compensation they deserve following workplace accidents.
Typical Work Accidents
If you have suffered any workplace injury, our law firm is here to protect your rights. Contact us immediately to discuss injuries resulting from:
- Accidents at construction sites
- Car accidents or truck accidents while on the job
- Falls from ladders, work platforms, loading docks, and scaffolding
- Explosions, fires, burn injuries, and electrical shocks
- Incidents involving falling products, materials, and equipment
- Accidents involving power tools and automatic equipment
- Conveyor, hoist, and crane accidents
- Injuries caused by defective equipment or unguarded machinery
- Exposure to toxic chemicals and products
- Forklift accidents
- Injuries caused by nail guns
- Punch press and sheet metal fabrication machine injuries
- Railroad worker injuries
Is Your Employer Liable?
Usually, a regular employee cannot sue their employer for a workplace injury. However, there are a few distinct instances where you can file a claim for work-related injuries and other losses, including:
- If your employer lacks a workers’ compensation policy, you can sue them for damages from your injuries.
- If your injury stemmed from a defective product, you may have valid grounds to sue the manufacturer.
- If your injury was caused by exposure to toxic chemicals or illegal substances.
- If a third-party (not your employer or co-worker) was negligent and caused your injury.
- If your employer’s negligence was intentional, leading to harm.
These legal claims are often known as “third-party” lawsuits. If you have valid reasons to file a third-party personal injury lawsuit, you will likely receive significantly higher compensation than workers’ compensation, which only covers partial wage-loss benefits and does not account for pain and suffering or other losses due to the injury.
Parties Liable in a Third-Party Workplace Injury Lawsuit
Parties liable for workplace injuries often involve the owner of the hazardous property or building where the accident occurred, as well as the manufacturer responsible for a defective or dangerous piece of equipment that led to the injury. Additional negligent parties might include independent contractors or subcontractors operating on the site.
Worksite Injury in NJ or NY? Contact Us Now
Our team of knowledgeable legal professionals has years of experience helping individuals with various personal injury claims. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you.