February 27, 2020
Common Causes of Accidents at Work in New Jersey
If you are a New Jersey worker who gets hurt on the job, after seeking medical care, you should alert your supervisor so they can open a workers’ compensation claim on your behalf. Common causes of accidents at work include:
- lifting or moving heavy objects, injuring your back, neck, shoulder, or arm
- injured while operating a forklift, hoist or crane
- falling off a ladder
- getting bitten by a dog while on the job
- slipping on snow and/or ice while making a delivery
- injured while driving for work, such as getting into a truck accident or a car accident.
- construction site accidents are common in that workers are often placed in dangerous situations
- being struck by falling objects, often resulting in traumatic brain injuries
If you are injured at work, it is very important that your rights are protected. The workers’ compensation statute requires that an employee who is hurt on the job must report the injury to their employer as soon as possible. Upon notice to your employer of the accident, you are entitled to three benefits. They are:
- All of your medical treatment and bills will be covered as long as you go to an authorized doctor
- While you are unable to work and healing, you will receive 70% of your wages up to a state maximum
- You are entitled to a “Permanency Award” – this applies to a functional loss or disability that is attributed to your on-the-job injury
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The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm has over 30 years of experience handling workers’ compensation claims, and all types of serious personal injury accidents, including wrongful death claims. Todd J. Leonard is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, and has successfully handled all types of serious accidents, representing thousands of clients throughout New Jersey. Our attorneys will fight for your rights, which includes getting the medical treatment you need, any wages you are legally owed, and compensation for your injuries. Additionally, our team of trial lawyers will be in contact with your employer’s insurance carrier to ensure you receive timely authorization for your medical treatment, and when you can return to work, if at all.
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