Equipment Malfunction Injuries in the Workplace
Workers' Comp Attorney in New Jersey
While equipment malfunctions may be rare, have never happened before where you work, and you never thought it would happen to you, they do occur. The most important thing is that you are able to get the treatment you need with a fair and effective workers’ compensation package. Our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys in New Jersey are here to be sure that this is exactly what you receive, and that any negligent parties are held accountable.
Who Can Be Held Liable?
Some of these incidents seem simple and one-dimensional at first. Many times, workers just assume the malfunction was their fault and never consider investigating the matter further, but these are not always so cut and dry. There are number of factors and involved parties that could have played a large role in the equipment malfunction.
The following are parties who can be held liable and their possible faults:
- Equipment manufacturers failing to properly test the equipment
- Supervisors failing to properly train their employees on the equipment
- Supervisors failing to properly maintain the equipment
- Owners for knowingly purchasing faulty equipment to save on costs
From the original manufacturing of the equipment to the procurement of it, your training and use of the equipment, a number of factors become relevant and could potentially have caused the incident. The worker’s compensation attorneys at our firm will conduct a thorough investigation into who and what could have contributed to your injury.
Fighting Bad Faith Workers’ Compensation Insurance
Sometimes, your injury is recognized by your employer, the right paperwork is filed, and insurance companies still drag their feet or deny your claim. Insurance companies do this instinctively to protect themselves, but when an employee is actually injured, and there are no grounds for a claim denial, it is illegal. We can investigate their reasons and, if fraudulent, begin working on recovering what is owed to you.
Call (800) 909-8129 if you have been the victim of an equipment malfunction incident and are interested in pursuing a workers’ compensation claim in New Jersey.
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Q:Do I need a workers’ compensation attorney for my injury case?
A:Yes, you need an attorney. If you’re visiting this site, have questions about your rights, and have been injured in a work-related accident, you may be entitled to collect money by filing a formal claim with the NJ Workers’ Compensation Courts. Only a NJ licensed lawyer can file a formal claim. If you do not file the formal claim, you will not collect what you are entitled to, and your rights to medical treatment may be affected.
Q:Will I lose my job if I file a formal claim with an attorney?
A:No, it is against the law for an employer to discriminate against them for filing a workers’ compensation claim in NJ. If you are fired for filing a claim, you must speak to a workers’ compensation attorney immediately to protect your rights.
Q:What should I do if I have been injured while working in New Jersey?
A:Notify your employer immediately. Speak with your supervisor or someone else of authority at your work. Notifications do not have to be in writing—however, it may benefit you to have evidence that you notified your employer. If you intend to seek medical treatment for your injuries, this should be requested through your employer as well.