Airport Injuries at Newark Liberty International Airport
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Airport Injuries at Newark Liberty International Airport Lawyer
Newark Liberty International Airport is about three miles south of downtown Newark and two miles northeast of Elizabeth, New Jersey. It serves 50 different airlines and was the first airline to service the Metropolitan New York area. Newark Liberty International Airport is the largest airport in New Jersey by far, with more than 46 million passengers flying in or out annually. Newark Liberty is the fifth busiest airport in the United States and the 43rd busiest in the world. More than 24,000 people work at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Newark Liberty International Airport is owned jointly by Elizabeth and Newark and leased to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which also oversees the airport’s operation. Newark Liberty International Airport is located at 3 Brewster Rd, Newark, New Jersey.
On-the-job accidents can happen at any time. If you or someone you love is an airport worker who suffered a workplace injury at Newark Liberty International Airport, you should consider consulting with a New Jersey airport worker injury attorney at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm. The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm is located at 3010 Route 10 West, Denville, New Jersey. You can call the office at (973) 920-7900 to learn how we can help.
Airport Work Accidents and Injuries
Accidents can happen at any time and anywhere, including at work. This is especially the case for airport workers, who face a wide variety of hazards each day they go to work. Common workplace accidents at Newark Liberty International Airport include:
• Car accidents
• Chemical spill injuries
• Heavy equipment accidents
• Multi-story falls
• Repetitive stress injuries
• Slip and falls
Airport work accidents can cause a wide range of serious injuries. Many workplace accidents at Newark Liberty International Airport involve the following injuries:
• Traumatic brain/head injuries
• Nerve injuries
• Vision injuries
• Back injuries
• Serious burns
• Musculoskeletal injuries
• Eye injuries
• Pulmonary fibrosis
• Repetitive stress injury syndrome
• Repetitive strain injury (RSI) (from repetitive motion / repetitive use)
• Vibration triggered diseases
• Lung inflammation
• White finger disease
• Impaired hearing
• Bone Fractures
• Shoulder injuries
• Pulmonary fibrosis (e.g., being exposed to pollutants)
While these are the most common injuries, there are many others. If you have suffered any airport work-related injury, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits.
Have You Been Injured on the Job at Newark Liberty International Airport – Your Workers’ Compensation Rights
Many occupations at an airport can be dangerous. If you suffered an injury while working at the Newark Liberty International Airport, you may not be able to work due to your injuries.
These injuries can take a long time to heal without treatment. Yet, medical treatment is expensive and requires you to take time off of work. Depending on your position, time off may be hard to come by. You may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits after an on-the-job accident, which will require your employer to allow you to take time off to heal your injuries and cover your medical expenses and lost wages. However, the process of applying for workers’ comp benefits is complex, and employers (and their insurance companies) frequently contest workers’ comp claims. For this reason, you must speak to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to discuss your rights and how to pursue a claim effectively.
If someone other than your employer negligently caused an accident while you were working, resulting in your injuries, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
These claims do not fall under the New Jersey workers’ compensation rules because they are not against your employer. A third-party lawsuit can be brought against any non-employer party, including the following:
• Equipment manufacturers
• Independent contractors
• Property management companies
• Property owners
• Outside vendors, such as snow or ice removal companies
The benefit to a third-party claim is that, if you are successful, you can often obtain a greater compensation amount. Personal injury lawsuits provide accident victims with compensation for their non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. However, filing a third-party claim can be complicated, so it’s best to speak to an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.
Contact the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm for Immediate Assistance
Our New Jersey personal injury attorneys have over 30 years of experience aggressively representing clients injured in all types of accident claims, including those who suffer on-the-job accidents. We’ve also handled many claims on behalf of employees of Newark Liberty International Airport. Whether your employer or a third party caused the accident, our dedicated team of attorneys can help. Even if the accident resulting in your injuries was not anyone else’s fault, you may still qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. In addition to workplace accident claims, we have successfully handled thousands of claims involving motor vehicle accidents and other types of personal injury cases.
At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we have recovered over $100 million for our clients and can effectively negotiate on your behalf, even against the largest and most well-funded insurance companies. We have successfully served thousands of clients throughout New Jersey and have a reputation for aggressively advocating on behalf of our clients at every possible opportunity. To learn more about how we can help you pursue a workers’ compensation or personal injury claim, give us a call today at (973) 920-7900 to request a free and confidential consultation. There is never a fee unless we can get you the compensation you deserve. We have offices conveniently located in Denville and Morristown.
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Being injured or having a family member injured can have serious and lifelong consequences. We can try to ease the burden. Contact us today to learn more about how our team of experienced New Jersey accident attorneys can support you through these challenging times.