New Jersey Workers’ Compensation – Solar Panel Installers
Over 35 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.
New Jersey Workers’ Compensation – Solar Panel Installers
Over 35 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

New Jersey Solar Panel Installer Work Injury Lawyer

Solar panel installation can be a dangerous and difficult job. Like roofers, solar panel installers often work high above the ground on uneven or pitched surfaces, increasing the risk of falls. Roofing ranked fourth as being one of the deadliest occupations in the United States.

If you’ve been injured while working as a solar panel installer, these risks aren’t imaginary 一 they’re real. You deserve strong, fair representation from an experienced attorney. The workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm are here to help. 

Common Types of On-The-Job Injuries for Solar Panel Installers

As the demand for solar panels increases, so do the deaths and serious injuries suffered by solar panel installers. Solar panel installers are at risk for many serious types of injury, including:

These are just some of the injuries that solar panel installers may experience while on the job. Other types of injuries may also occur. If you’re injured at work, make sure your employer knows about the injury as soon as possible. Notifying your employer starts the workers’ compensation process. 

How Are Solar Panel Installers Injured at Work in New Jersey?

Solar panel installers face several hazards while at work. The most common sources of on-the-job injury for solar panel installers include:

  • Falls, including falls off roofs, ladders, and falls through skylights,
  • Electrocution and electrical burns, and
  • Strains, sprains, broken bones, and crush injuries from accidents involving the improper lifting of solar panels. 

Injury to the bones, nerves, and muscles may also occur through exposure to vibration, repetitive stress injuries, and the need to stoop, bend, or otherwise put the body in awkward positions while installing solar panels, according to one study.

Whether these injuries appear immediately or only become obvious over time, solar panel installers can seek workers’ compensation benefits if their injuries are a result of the work they do. 

Workers’ Compensation Benefits for New Jersey Solar Panel Installers

In New Jersey, all employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance or to self-insure against the losses that workers’ compensation insurance covers. Workers’ compensation provides benefits to protect and support injured workers who are hurt while on the job. 

Workers’ compensation benefits in New Jersey include:

  • Medical benefits for the costs of treating your injury,
  • Temporary disability benefits while you recover from an injury,
  • Permanent partial disability benefits if a disability limits your ability to work,
  • Permanent total disability benefits if you’re unable to work at all, and
  • Death benefits for family members if an on-the-job injury proves fatal. 

Not all workers’ compensation cases involve all five types of benefits. If your injury heals fully and you can go back to your usual work, for example, you may not need permanent benefits.

If a third party was involved in causing or worsening your injury, you may also have a third-party claim. For instance, if a defective power tool injures you while you’re installing a solar panel, you may be able to seek compensation from the manufacturer of the power tool. Talk to an experienced injury attorney to learn more about third-party claims. 

Contact an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today

Were you injured while working at your job as a solar panel installer? You and your family don’t have to face these hardships alone. At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, our experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys understand the challenges you face. We’re here to help you protect your rights and recover the benefits you need so that you can rebuild your life after a serious on-the-job accident. 

Our workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyers will provide aggressive representation in your case so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries and caring for those you love. Whether your case requires a workers’ compensation claim, a third-party personal injury case, or both, we’ll fight for you. To date, we have recovered over $100 million for thousands of clients throughout New Jersey. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to negotiate effectively on your behalf with even the largest insurance companies.

To learn more about how we can help you pursue a workers’ compensation claim, give us a call today at (973) 920-7900 to request a free and confidential consultation. You can also connect with us through our online form. There is never a fee unless we win. We have two conveniently located offices in Denville and Morristown, New Jersey.

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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.