Workplace Accidents

Injury Lawyers in Jersey City Assisting with Workplace Accidents in NJ

Having the right Jersey City accident attorney in your corner can make all the difference in your case

Accidents can occur anywhere. However, when they occur in the workplace, an entirely unique set of legal circumstances may apply. On-the-job injuries run the gamut from muscle sprains, to carpal tunnel syndrome, to repetitive stress injuries to serious injuries caused by misused or malfunctioning industrial equipment. The resulting consequences and financial damage can be devastating.

If you or someone you love has been involved in a workplace accident, you need the experienced Jersey City lawyers of Zavodnick, Perlmutter & Boccia, LLC on your side.

Common causes of workplace injuries

During 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded almost 3 million injuries and illnesses in private industry workplaces. Some of the most common causes of these injuries included:

Faulty electrical wiring

Malfunctioning equipment

Obstructed walkways or stairwells

Slips due to spilled or leaking liquids

Incomplete or shoddy construction

Questions of liability in workplace injury cases

Any personal injury case hinges on proving negligence. Your employer has a legal responsibility to provide a safe working environment for all of their employees. Failure to do so, or failure to at least warn employees of potential workplace dangers, can leave an employer open to legal liability for any injuries suffered by their employees as a result of those dangers.

An employer also has certain legal responsibilities in the immediate wake of a workplace injury. When an employee is hurt, the employer must ensure that the injured party receives prompt medical attention. If a company-approved medical professional deems that the injuries may prevent the employee from working, the employer must provide that employee with temporary disability benefits.

As soon as you are injured, be sure to:

  • Document and photograph the accident scene
  • Inform your employer of your injury
  • See your own doctor as soon as possible to obtain a documented independent opinion on the extent of your injuries
  • Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to review your case

Keep in mind that, depending on the circumstances of your injury, you should pursue fair compensation from the responsible third party. For example, if you were hurt as the result of a defective product, you can hold the manufacturer responsible. In addition, you should be aware that additional considerations apply when injuries occur as a result of construction site accidents.

Our Jersey City personal injury law firm ready to advise you regarding workplace injury cases

The Jersey City law firm of Zavodnick, Perlmutter & Boccia, LLC understands how personal injury cases work regardless of where those injuries were suffered. We can help anyone with a valid Jersey City, Union City or Newark personal injury claim, and we receive no payment unless your case succeeds. To arrange a free consultation regarding your case, contact us today online or at 201.653.1155. Our office is conveniently located near the Journal Square PATH station and within walking distance of the Hudson County Court House. If you are unable to visit us because of your injuries, we are happy to arrange an appointment at your home or in the hospital.

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