Incurring an injury while on the job can have numerous consequences. You may miss work or even become disabled, which puts a lot of stress on your family. Although there are workers’ compensation laws in place to protect you, some employers or insurance companies make it difficult for you to receive the benefits you are entitled to. When this happens, you need a strong legal advocate in your corner.
At Morris, Downing & Sherred, LLP, we have represented the rights of the injured since 1899. Many of our attorneys focus primarily on injured workers’ cases in Newton and throughout New Jersey, and they have been the recipients of several honors for their superior legal skills, including the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.
Typical Accidents In The Workplace
Regardless of the type of industry you work in, there is always some measure of injury risk. The most common types of accidents, however, include the following:
- Motor vehicle accidents: This includes employees who drive company vehicles as well as construction workers who may be hit while working a job.
- Slips and falls: These are caused by slippery floors, obstacles in pathways, and working on a ladder or scaffold.
- Equipment: Being crushed by heavy machinery, getting cut by an object or general malfunction of equipment can lead to severe injuries. Factors contributing to these types of accidents include manufacturer defect, failure to inspect the equipment or poor maintenance of the machine.
- Falling objects: Dropped tools, falling boxes or flying debris from a construction site can all cause injury.
Our attorneys investigate each accident thoroughly, gathering evidence to build the strongest case possible. We also show you what benefits you may have a claim to receive. These often include medical care, reimbursement for a percentage of your lost wages and possibly training for a different type of job. We recognize that every case is different, and we are committed to making sure your interests are represented in the best way possible.
Here To Help
We are happy to meet with you to explore your options and provide the legal help you need. Call us at 973-383-2700 or toll free at 800-394-2700, orreach us online.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.