Common Work Injuries on the Job in New Jersey
Over 30 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.
Common Work Injuries on the Job in New Jersey
Over 30 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

Common Work Injuries on the Job in New Jersey

Employers are required to provide their employees with a safe work environment. Oftentimes, employees are injured at work due to conditions that are, by their very nature, filled with risk and at times, dangerous. If you are injured while working, you should immediately seek medical attention and report the accident to your Supervisor so you can receive authorized treatment. Many work injuries involve construction site accidents, slip and fall accidents, truck accidents or car accidents, which may involve a third party or outside contractor. Many workers are injured while trying to lift heavy objects, operating a forklift, falling off a ladder or slipping on a wet floor, making a delivery and slipping on ice or snow, or are bitten by a dog.

Common injuries that can occur while at work include:

• Disc Herniations, such as neck and back herniations from heavy lifting
Nerve Injuries, such as carpal tunnel
Rotator cuff injuries from lifting heavy objects
Head Injuries such as concussions from falling objects
• Whiplash
Knee / ankle / foot injuries
Spinal cord injuries (leading to temporary or permanent paralysis)
Broken bones
• Lacerations and puncture wounds
• Internal injuries
Eye Injuries, including vision problems, even blindness

Regardless of how you were injured, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. If you are considering a workers’ comp claim, remember, you do not need to prove that your employer was to blame for your accident.

How Does the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation System Work?

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:

1. All of your medical treatment and bills will be covered as long as you go to an authorized doctor.
2. While you are unable to work and healing, you will receive 70 percent of your wages up to a state maximum.
3. You are entitled to a “Permanency Award” – this applies to a functional loss or disability that is attributed to your on-the-job injury.
Benefits are designed to last as long as the injured worker is unable to work. If a workplace accident results in a worker’s permanent disability or prolonged inability to work, they may be able to collect permanent benefits.

Contact an Experienced New Jersey Work Injury Lawyer for Immediate Assistance

If you are injured while on the job, you may have questions about who will pay for your medical bills, and when you will be expected to go back to work. At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, our workers’ compensation attorneys have over 30 years of experience aggressively representing employees and their families in New Jersey, helping them obtain the benefits they need. To learn more about how we can help you pursue your claim, give us a call today at (973) 920-7900 to request a free and confidential consultation. There is no risk in calling, because we never charge a fee unless we can help you obtain the benefits you seek. We have offices conveniently located in Denville and Morristown.

Mr. Leonard’s law firm constantly kept in touch

and on top of my problems. They were quick to respond to my legal needs and were very attentive and showed real concern to my issues. I highly recommend them to anyone needing legal representation.

- Leslie W.
You are the most amazing person

and I am indebted to you forever!

- P.S.
Todd Leonard and his staff made me feel like family.

Trust me, he will take you into his hands and take care of all your personal injury legal matters. They are friendly, professional, and go out all the way for you. Thank you Todd Leonard and staff.

- Frank O.
I highly recommend using this law firm.

My lawyer Paul Paravati was always available there for me and gave me first rate service.

- Richard B.
Todd and his staff were courteous and caring about my personal well-being.

They were knowledgeable and settled my case in an expedited manner. I really felt they were on my side the whole way. Thank you Todd and staff for excellent treatment!

- B.H.
The Leonard Law Firm is truly amazing.

They go above and beyond to make sure you get what you deserve.

- Gina V.
He was relentless

until the case was fully settled and all was in our favor. Thank you so much. We highly recommend his office to anyone.

- E. and M.

A proven track record of success

$29.5Million
Product Liability & Auto Accident
$3.5Million
Drunk Driving Accident
$2.94Million
Car Accident Road Defect
$2.5Million
Workplace Construction Accident
$2.25Million
Fall Down Accident
$1.8Million
Car Accident State Vehicle
$1.8Million
Car Accident State Vehicle
$1.5Million
Fatal Apartment Fire
$1.36Million
Auto Accident
$1.2Million
Auto Accident
$1.0Million
Civil Sexual Assault Lawsuit
$1.0Million
Slip & Fall Accident
$1.0Million
Fall Down Accident
$29.5Million
Product Liability & Auto Accident
$3.5Million
Drunk Driving Accident
$2.94Million
Car Accident Road Defect
$2.5Million
Workplace Construction Accident
$2.25Million
Fall Down Accident
$1.8Million
Car Accident State Vehicle
$1.5Million
Fatal Apartment Fire
$1.36Million
Auto Accident
$1.2Million
Auto Accident
$1.0Million
Civil Sexual Assault Lawsuit
$1.0Million
Slip & Fall Accident
$1.0Million
Fall Down Accident
$29.5Million
Product Liability & Auto Accident
$3.96Million
Car Accident/Brain Injury
$3.5Million
Drunk Driving Accident
$3.1Million
Slip and Fall: Workers’ Compensation & Premises Liability Accident
$2.94Million
Car Accident Road Defect
$2.5Million
Workplace Construction Accident
$2.25Million
Fall Down Accident
$1.8Million
Car Accident State Vehicle
$1.5Million
Fatal Fire Apartment
$1.36Million
Auto Accident
$1.2Million
Auto Accident
$1.1Million
Slip & Fall Accident

Request a Free Consultation

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.