Falling Objects in Work-Related Accidents
Workers' Compensation Attorney Serving New Jersey
Falling objects in the workplace cause numerous injuries to employees every year. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration lists airborne objects as one of the four deadliest workplace accidents. Those workers who are employed in construction sites, factories, offices, or other locations where shelving or upper areas are being worked on can easily be injured by a falling object.
Both employees and employers have a responsibility and duty to be careful in the workplace. Workers' compensation does provide, however, coverage to all employees injured in the workplace regardless of who is at fault.
Potential Injuries for Falling Injuries
Injuries vary according to the falling object itself and from the height at which it falls. However, falling objects are most likely to land on an individual’s head because it is the first part exposed to a falling object. Head injuries are always complex and very often life-long conditions.
Falling object injuries can result in the following:
Ensuring you receive the medical treatment you are entitled to is how our office helps you while working on resolving your claim. We can also investigate the possibility of a third party being negligent in the accident, such as another contractor working in the area.
Claims for Injuries from Falling Objects
Since 1987, The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C., has been helping injured individuals pursue the benefits they are entitled to. If possible, we will pursue at-fault parties for further compensation, such as full recovery of your lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.
Contact a workers' compensation attorney in New Jersey today to discuss compensation for your injury from a falling object.
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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.