You got hurt at work. Your injuries may be minor, severe, life-changing or even life-threatening. First and foremost please seek medical care and be sure to report the accident to your employer.
At some point, questions may race through your mind – Was this my fault, my employer’s fault, did it result from working too many hours or from a repetitive motion associated with my job? Perhaps you wonder whether this will affect any work-related deadlines, your income or job stability, as well as compensation?
Regardless of the severity of the injury, it is vital to seek guidance from a workplace injury lawyer. If you did get hurt at work, contact us and let us answer your questions, assist with paperwork and if necessary, represent you. You focus on recovering, we’ll focus on the insurance companies, unions, associated bills and helping you receive maximum compensation.
Unfortunately, accidents happen. In 2017 – according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 92,200 reported cases of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses (all industries) in New Jersey. There are various reasons or factors contributing to an accident at work. Some of these include:
- Lack of training
- Sitting/standing too long without taking a break
- Negligence of the employer, a co-worker, contractor or customer
- Inadequate safety equipment
- Equipment malfunction
- Struck by an object
- Poor ventilation
- Repetitive motion
Getting hurt at work can also result from a fall from a ladder or roof, scaffold collapse, slip-and-fall, assault, auto accidents and so on. There are many causes and injuries associated with an accident at work.
Most Common Workplace Injuries
You had an accident at work, and now you may be in pain or experiencing daily limitations. Some of the most common workplace injuries include:
- Muscle Strain/Sprain or Tear
- Slipped/Herniated disc
- Torn Ligaments
- Eye Injuries
- Respiratory Disorders
Whether your injuries are temporary or permanent, the costs can be enormous and often disrupt your daily living. These costs can be emotional, physical and/or financial. In severe situations, injuries can result in ongoing medical costs, paralysis, amputations or wrongful death. We help clients who have sustained injuries while working in construction, transportation, sports, healthcare, recreation, retail and professional services.
“Anyone who has had a workplace accident is left with more questions than answers. They go to their employer who doesn’t know much, who sends them to an insurance company, who sends them to their own doctors and you do not know if you are getting the right treatment. It’s best to seek an attorney’s advice, just to make sure that you are getting the treatment you need and the care you deserve.” – Joshua M. Kleinman, Esq.
Hurt at work? Take the next step and call Joshua M. Kleinman. Workplace injury laws can be complicated and confusing. As a knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated workplace injury lawyer, he is ready to help. Call today.