Work Injury Lawyers In South Jersey
Whether you work on a construction site, at a warehouse or in a school, or anywhere else, a workplace injury may entitle you to file for workers’ comp benefits and receive medical treatment, replacement pay and possibly a cash award (permanent disability) depending on your injuries.
The law requires your employer to make available workers’ comp benefits, but it doesn’t mandate that all claims are rubber-stamped. This means that your employer or its insurance carrier may deny your claim. For this and many other reasons, you need a skilled personal injury lawyer in Voorhees, New Jersey, who knows workers’ comp law and will fight for your rights and benefits.
If you got hurt at work in Camden, Gloucester or Burlington counties, New Jersey, or anywhere else in South Jersey or the metro Philadelphia area, contact Garber Law today for a free consultation and to learn your legal rights.
Who Gets Hurt in Most Workplace Accidents?
Some types of jobs are more dangerous than others. While it’s certainly possible to get injured in an office, it’s also understandable that a forklift driver is at risk for more significant injury than a receptionist. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals that, regardless of occupation, workers’ compensation numbers are rising.
Most workplace accidents injure workers in seven types of jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The occupations include: firefighters, police, truck drivers and other transportation-related work, those employed in healthcare positions, laborers, construction workers, and movers. In fact, while statistics reveal that 100 in every 10,000 U.S. workers gets hurt in a workplace accident each year, people employed in these seven fields are much more likely to get seriously injured in the workplace.
At Garber Law, we know that many good people, like you, go to work in hazardous conditions and face the potential for accident and injury daily. Workplace accidents, especially those on a construction site or in factories and warehouses, can result in catastrophic injuries. People lose limbs, suffer severe neck, head and spinal trauma and lose their lives due to the carelessness of others who don’t prioritize safety in the workplace.
The skilled lawyers at Garber Law can help. With conveniently located offices in Center City Philadelphia and Voorhees, New Jersey, we will explain your legal rights when you’ve been hurt at work. We will fully investigate who and what caused your accident and we will fight tirelessly for maximum financial compensation on your behalf.
Construction Sites Pose The Highest Risk For Workplace Injuries In New Jersey And Pennsylvania
When accidents happen on construction sites, the personal injuries suffered by workers can be devastating. Garber Law represents workers on all worksites hurt or injured in any of the following incidents (and others):
- Falls (from scaffolding, roofs, platforms or ladders)
- Construction debris
- Collapsing scaffolds or ladders
- Burns and other electrical accidents
- Toppling machines, including forklifts and other equipment that can tip over
- Vehicle incidents, including any injury resulting from a bulldozer, excavator, tractor, front end loader, concrete mixer, etc.
- Handheld equipment mishaps (welding and saw accidents)
- Safety issues, including faulty machinery, equipment and even missing safety apparatus
Garber Law Holds Third Parties Responsible For Workplace Injuries
While you are not permitted by law to sue your employer when you have been hurt in an accident at work, there is a good chance that you can hold someone responsible for your injuries. A third-party claim may exist if your accident was caused by the negligence of someone other than your employer. For example:
- Defective product: If you get injured by a product or piece of equipment that doesn’t perform the way it’s supposed to, we can hold the manufacturer or supplier responsible for that defect.
- Equipment collapse: If the company that erected the scaffolding you fell from did a poor job, we will sue them for poor workmanship.
- Safety hazards: Often, several subcontractors work on the same job together. If an employee of another company was negligent and you got hurt, that could mean a third-party claim.
In fact, many cases have third-, fourth- and fifth-party claims. Just because you cannot sue your employer doesn’t mean Joel Garber and his team won’t be able to help you hold someone responsible for the mistakes that caused your injuries.
This is a complicated area of the law; that’s why it’s important you talk with Joel Garber right away. He is an extremely knowledgeable and highly successful personal injury lawyer who has been working to protect people injured in workplace accidents for almost 30 years. He never backs down from insurance companies and he will fight for your rights if your employer or its insurance carrier denied any part of your claim.
Talk To A Skilled Workers’ Comp Lawyer For A Free Consultation
Joel Garber will make sure you are properly and fairly compensated when you’ve been injured in a workplace accident. Some worksites are more dangerous than others, but every person who goes to work is at risk of a workplace injury. Mr. Garber will investigate your accident, figure out who was responsible and fight tirelessly to get you what you deserve. Further, Mr. Garber gets paid when you win or settle your case. You do not have to pay him out of your pocket. He works on contingency with all personal injury cases.
We can’t turn back the clock to before the accident happened, but we can make sure you are compensated for your losses. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by calling 856-281-1292 today for a free consultation about your workplace accident. We will put you and your family first.