Look at the newspaper each day and you will invariably see a story of a tragic automobile accident in your community. These tragedies remind us to drive more cautiously and pay better attention on the road; however, what we usually aren't prepared for is suffering an injury while on the job. Workplace accidents can have a devastating impact on a person's life and can cause disabilities that prevent a person from ever being able to work at the same occupation again. Those who suffer from a workplace accident in New Jersey and can return to the same job often will still require time off from work to seek medical attention, and sometimes recover from surgery. This is usually accompanied by a fear of losing one's job after an accident at work.
Unfortunately, occupational injuries that occur at the workplace are usually preventable, and are typically caused by employee neglect, an unsafe working environment or inadequate instruction and training. Other accidents on the job may result from miscommunication, carelessness, or by ignoring hazards in an effort a job can get done more quickly. Whatever the reason for a workplace injury, workers' compensation can usually help with covering expenses associated with the injury; but these funds can fall well short of helping with the long-term consequences of an injury.
At Blume Forte, we represent and counsel workers throughout New Jersey who have been seriously injured in accidents on the job, and assist families who have lost loved ones in work-related incidents. The legal concerns pertaining to a work accident can create unneeded burdens on an injury victim who is trying to recover from a physical and sometimes emotional loss. This is why it is in an accident victim's best interest to seek help from trained and experienced legal professionals who can ensure that all necessary paperwork is accurately completed, insurance adjustors are contacted, appointments obtained, while also thoroughly investigating your case and protecting your legal rights.
Some of the more common workplace injuries in New Jersey have been known to result from asbestos exposure, electrocution, chemical exposure, slip and fall accidents, heavy machinery accidents, burns, construction accidents, and other hazardous situations. A worker who suffers from fractures, disfigurement, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and even contraction of an illness due to toxic exposure, while on the job may be entitled to file for compensation for medical costs, physical pain and suffering, disability, job retraining, and in the case of a fatality, family members may seek recover for pecuniary losses as a result of wrongful death.
Workers' compensation benefits are often not enough to cover the serious financial consequences burdens created by the physical harm of a work or construction accident. Construction accident injuries are often serious and may require medication, surgery, physical therapy, and other treatments for months; sometimes years. A thorough and timely investigation can make all the difference in filing a thirt party work or construction accident claim before the statute of limitations expires.
In our many years of experience in personal injury and wrongful death litigation at Blume Forte, we have acquired the experience and skill to assist victims of all kinds of New Jersey construction accidents, including those that involve burn injuries, chemical accidents and exposure, machinery accidents, crane accidents, electrocution accidents, and other industrial accidents. If you have been injured in a New Jersey work accident, you have the right to hold the negligent party, contractor or other entity liable for the injuries that you have suffered.
In helping protect the rights of injured victims, our New Jersey accident lawyers have recovered more personal injury million-dollar settlements and verdicts than any other firm in New Jersey. We utilize private investigators and qualified technical experts to evaluate our client's claims, and to help establish fault on parties responsible for causing harm to work accident victims. Our proven track record is one that you can rely on to help you during a time that may be the most challenging obstacle you will ever face. Contact Blume Forte today to find out more about how we may be able to assist you. Call (973) 635-5400 for a free consultation.
If you need to consult a New Jersey personal injury attorney, you need to contact Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari. The initial consultation is always free.