About The New Jersey Work Injury Lawyer
Providing skilled representation for injured workers throughout the state
Workers’ compensation typically covers the majority of injured workers in New Jersey. Workers’ compensation payments are enough to cover medical care and a proportion of lost income, but they are sometimes insufficient to cover the complete cost of losses, particularly in the event of a permanent disability or the death of a loved one.
Our skilled New Jersey workplace injury attorneys at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLC have helped several clients receive the compensation to which they are entitled following a workplace injury. We offer free consultations and have locations in Edison, Toms River, and Red Bank.
Examples of common workplace injuries in NJ
Our New Jersey personal injury legal company has decades of expertise defending the rights of injured workers. Contact us promptly to address any workplace injury you may have had, including those caused by:
- Construction site accidents
- Car accident or truck accident while on the job
- Falls from ladders, work platforms, loading docks, and scaffolding
- Explosions, fire, burn injuries, and electrical shock
- Falling product, materials, and equipment
- Power tool and automatic equipment accidents
- Conveyor, hoist, and crane accidents
- Defective Equipment or unguarded machinery
- Exposure to toxic chemicals and products
- Forklift accidents
- Nail gun injuries
- Punch press and sheet metal fabrication machine injuries
- Railroad worker injuries
Who can be sued in a third-party workplace injury lawsuit in New Jersey?
For workplace injuries, the owner of the dangerous property or building where the accident happened, or the manufacturer of a faulty or dangerous piece of equipment that caused the injury, may be held accountable. Additional negligent parties may consist of independent contractors and subcontractors.
In most circumstances, an average employee cannot sue his or her company for occupational injuries. Nonetheless, in a select situations, an injured worker may file a lawsuit to seek compensation for work-related injuries and other losses, such as:
- If your employer failed to carry a workers’ compensation policy, you may be able to sue your employer to collect damages for your injuries
- If your injury was caused by a defective product, you may have grounds to sue the manufacturer
- If exposure to toxic chemicals or illegal substances caused your injury
- Your injury happened because of the negligence of a third party (not your boss or a co-worker)
- Your employer’s negligence was intentional in causing harm
These are typically known as “third-party” lawsuits. If you have grounds to pursue a third-party personal injury lawsuit, you would likely recover significantly more than you would under workers’ compensation, which only compensates for a portion of lost wages and does not cover pain and suffering and other costs linked to the accident.
How might a NJ workplace injury attorney help my case?
Damage claims against an employer following a job injury can be challenging. You must be able to produce proof that you fit the aforementioned requirements, such as your employer’s intent to damage you or their expired workers’ compensation policy.
You will require the assistance of an experienced workplace injury attorney who is knowledgeable with New Jersey law and has already guided numerous clients in getting the compensation needed to sustain themselves and their families while healing from a work accident.
Because there is a two-year statute of limitations from the date of the injury to bring a case, you must contact Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow as soon as possible so that we may begin defending you and protecting your right to compensation.