New Jersey Workplace Injury Attorneys
Work-Related Injuries & Occupational Diseases
Every day, thousands of New Jersey residents get up and go to work, telling their families “goodbye” and to “have a good day.” Sadly, every day, families also get the terrible news that their loved one was hurt or killed in a workplace accident.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. employers reported 2.7 million nonfatal work-related injuries and illnesses in 2020 (the latest year for which data are available). That same year, there were 4,764 fatal work-related injuries and illnesses reported nationwide. The BLS also reported that, in New Jersey alone, employers reported 75,800 nonfatal work-related injuries and illnesses in 2020, and 82 New Jersey workers died due to fatal workplace accidents and work-related injuries, illnesses, and medical conditions.
If you or your family was one of the many people harmed by a work-related injury, fatality, or occupational illness, call The Law Offices Of James C. DeZao, P.A. for help from an experienced New Jersey work injury attorney. Our firm can guide you through the legal process, easing the stress you are under and ensuring your rights are protected every step of the way. Our goal is to maximize your recovery, whether by filing a workers’ compensation claim or by bringing a third-party personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. We can help you understand your options and represent you throughout the legal process.
Where Do Most Workplace Accidents Happen?
Workplace accidents can happen just about anywhere. You might expect construction sites and factories to be hazardous places to work, but when employers take shortcuts on training or safety protocol, even offices, stores, hospitals, and highways become the scene of workplace accidents. In these situations, we may be able to show that the employer’s negligence caused the injury and that the worker is entitled to compensation.
Common Workplace Accidents & Injuries
Workers across all industries and jobs can suffer a variety of work-related accidents, illnesses, and medical conditions.
Some of the most common workplace accidents and injuries, regardless of industry, include:
- Falls, including slip and falls
- Sprains and strains
- Repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Broken bones/fractures
- Head and brain injuries
- Back, neck, and spine injuries
- Transportation and vehicle-related accidents
- Electrical injuries
- Explosions and fires
- Cuts, scrapes, bruises, and abrasions
- Amputation/loss of limb
- Toxic exposure
- Lead poisoning
- Chronic stress and other mental health conditions
These and other work-related accidents and injuries can have an immense impact on victims’ physical and mental health, as well as their financial wellbeing and the security of their families. If you were injured on the job or if your loved one suffered a fatal workplace injury or occupational disease, you should not have to shoulder the resulting burdens on your own.
At The Law Offices Of James C. DeZao, P.A., our New Jersey workplace injury attorneys can help you seek the fair compensation you are owed. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of injured individuals and the families of those wrongfully killed in Parsippany, Pine Brook, Morris County, Essex County, and all of the surrounding areas. We are here to answer your questions and provide the information you need to move forward.
Doesn’t Workers’ Compensation Cover Work-Related Injuries & Illnesses?
In New Jersey, most workers who are injured on the job or who become sick due to workplace conditions are entitled to workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation pays for all “reasonable and necessary” medical expenses related to a workplace injury or occupational disease, as well as a portion of the injured party’s lost wages. Workers’ compensation also provides limited death benefits for funeral expenses and related losses to eligible surviving family members after a fatal workplace accident or occupational illness.
However, in some situations, it may be possible to file a claim against a third party for additional compensation—perhaps a subcontractor, an equipment manufacturer, or the maker of a defective product or tool. In any case, New Jersey workers’ compensation laws can be confusing, as can the laws regarding third-party work injury claims. It’s a good idea to seek the help of an experienced workplace accident lawyer, like those at The Law Offices Of James C. DeZao, P.A., any time you or your family member is injured on the job.
Our New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers can guide you through the process of filing a claim. If your employer has disputed your claim, or if their insurance company has denied your benefits, we can help you file an appeal. We also represent clients who wish to bring third-party personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits against liable employers and other parties following a work-related injury or death. Get in touch with us today to learn how we can help you with your case.
Types of Workplace Accident & Injury Cases We Handle
The experienced workplace injury lawyers at The Law Offices Of James C. DeZao have helped people who were hurt in many different locations and suffered many different work-related injuries.
We regularly handle workplace accident and injury claims involving:
- Broken bones
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cuts and lacerations
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Back injury
- Harm from toxic fumes or chemicals
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list; if you or someone you love suffered any type of work-related injury or occupational illness, reach out to our firm right away to learn how we can help you seek the fair financial compensation you are owed. Time is limited, so we encourage you to contact us today. If you wait too long, you could lose your right to file a claim and receive compensation for your damages.