Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in New Jersey
An injury due to machinery or equipment can be a harrowing experience. hen it happens on the job, you have the right to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Whether you have need help filing a workers’ comp claim or want to challenge a previous denial, our experienced legal team can help. Our knowledgeable worker’s compensation lawyers have years of experience representing injured workers throughout the state of New Jersey, and will fight to protect your rights and ensure you receive the medical care and compensation you deserve.
Injury Due to Machinery or Equipment Workers’ Compensation Claims
Many types of equipment and machinery can be very dangerous, and workers in industries such as construction, manufacturing, and mining can easily be injured by accidents, malfunctioning equipment, and inadequate training.
Employers are required by law (through OSHA) to take the necessary measures to ensure your safety while using and working around equipment and machinery. They must provide protection, assistance, and proper training to minimize the occurrence of accidents. Ensuring that equipment and machinery is properly inspected and in good working order, and providing protective gear such as goggles, helps prevent thousands of injuries each year.
When you suffer an injury caused by equipment during the course of your regular duties, you are eligible to receive medical benefits and a portion of lost wages for the time you spend recovering from your injuries. Defective or malfunctioning equipment, machinery or tools can cause serious harm and have fatal repercussions for workers.
Our experienced attorneys have handled thousands of workers’ comp cases involving workplace injury due to machinery or equipment such as:
- Forklifts and Tractors
- Defective manufacturing equipment and conveyor belts
- Construction equipment such as cranes, bulldozers, and dump trucks
- Tools such as saws, sanders, drills, and nail guns
- Defective scaffolding and ladders
Products Liability Third-Party Lawsuits
While workers are typically prohibited from bringing personal injury claims against their employer, you can take legal action against a product manufacturer if equipment or machinery is found to be defective. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can assist you with your products liability lawsuit if you have been injured by defective equipment or machinery.