Providing skilled representation for injured workers throughout the state
The majority of injured workers in New Jersey are normally covered by workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation payouts are sufficient to cover medical treatment and a percentage of lost wages but are often insufficient to cover the total cost of damages, especially in the event of a permanent injury or a loved one’s death. At Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP, our professional New Jersey workplace injury attorneys have assisted innumerable clients in recovering the compensation to which they are entitled following a workplace injury. We provide complimentary consultations and have offices in Edison, Toms River, and Red Bank.
Examples of common workplace injuries in NJ
Our New Jersey personal injury legal company has decades of expertise defending the rights of injured workers. Contact us promptly to address any workplace injury you may have had, including those caused by:
- Construction site accidents
- Car accident or truck accident while on the job
- Falls from ladders, work platforms, loading docks, and scaffolding
- Explosions, fire, burn injuries, and electrical shock
- Falling product, materials, and equipment
- Power tool and automatic equipment accidents
- Conveyor, hoist, and crane accidents
- Defective Equipment or unguarded machinery
- Exposure to toxic chemicals and products
- Forklift accidents
- Nail gun injuries
- Punch press and sheet metal fabrication machine injuries
- Railroad worker injuries
Who can be sued in a third-party workplace injury lawsuit in New Jersey?
Typically, the owner of the unsafe property or building where the accident occurred, or the manufacturer of a defective or dangerous piece of equipment that caused the injury, may be held liable for workplace injuries. Other negligent parties may consist of independent contractors and subcontractors.
A typical employee cannot sue his or her employer for workplace harm in the majority of cases. However, there are a few cases in which an injured worker could initiate a lawsuit to obtain compensation for work-related injuries and other losses, such as:
- If your employer failed to carry a workers’ compensation policy, you may be able to sue your employer to collect damages for your injuries
- If your injury was caused by a defective product, you may have grounds to sue the manufacturer
- If exposure to toxic chemicals or illegal substances caused your injury
- Your injury happened because of the negligence of a third party (not your boss or a co-worker)
- Your employer’s negligence was intentional in causing harm
These are typically known as “third-party” lawsuits. If you have grounds to pursue a third-party personal injury lawsuit, you would likely recover significantly more than you would under workers’ compensation, which only compensates for a portion of lost wages and does not cover pain and suffering and other costs linked to the accident.
How might a NJ workplace injury attorney help my case?
Damage claims against an employer following a job injury can be challenging. You must be able to produce proof that you fit the aforementioned requirements, such as your employer’s intent to damage you or their expired workers’ compensation policy. You will need the services of an experienced workplace injury attorney who is familiar with New Jersey law and has assisted several clients in the past in recovering the compensation they require to support themselves and their families while recovering from a working injury.
There is a two-year statute of limitations from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit, therefore it is imperative that you call Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow as soon as possible so that we can begin representing you and safeguarding your right to get compensation.