A Plainfield, New Jersey resident was recently involved in a workplace tractor-trailer accident on Metuchen Road. NJ.com reports that some cargo began to fall off a truck as it pulled away. The 44-year-old New Jersey worker tried to stop the cargo from falling when the truck rolled backwards and pinned him between the truck and the loading dock. He was seriously injured and had to be airlifted to a hospital.
While workplace accidents in New Jersey can happen at any time and at any type of job, the most dangerous places to work tend to be manual labor jobs that involve heavy machinery and those involving high-risk locations including construction sites, loading docks, industrial plants and factories.
If a worker is injured on-the-job, he or she is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, in some cases, workers or their families can also file a third-party claim against those whose negligence and carelessness caused or contributed to the happening of an accident. Regardless of the location or who an injured party might think is responsible, careful review of an accident and its circumstances by an attorney with experience in handling these types of claims will help determine which parties are actually culpable.
The New Jersey workplace accident lawyers of Blume Forte have helped protect the legal rights of workers in hundreds of cases. Call us at 973-635-5400 for a no-cost consultation and comprehensive evaluation of your potential claim.