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Almost three million workplace injuries were reported by private industry employers in 2012 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That means that just about three in every 100 full-time workers was injured, a recent survey revealed. Many of these injuries were severe enough to require time off of work and significant rehabilitation.
If you, or a loved one, are suffering following a workplace injury in Dover, Elmwood Park or Randolph, call the knowledgeable and compassionate lawyers at Sheffet & Dvorin. We represent clients all over Bergen, Middlesex and Passaic counties in NJ. We will discuss what happened, determine who is at fault and work diligently to mount a case that will secure maximum compensation for your injuries.
No. If you get hurt at work in the State of New Jersey, you are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. NJ employers are exempt from responsibility for injuries that occur as a result of workplace accidents. You may be able to hold a third party responsible for your injuries; speak to a knowledgeable, experienced lawyer at Sheffet & Dvorin about third party claims.
Despite best efforts to make sure safety guidelines are in place in offices and on worksites throughout Bergen, Passaic and Middlesex counties, accidents do happen. Some of the most common types of incidents that cause personal injury include:
Repetitive Motion Injuries: The most common is carpal tunnel syndrome that impacts people who type all day or use a tool with a repetitive motion such as a hammer. These injuries can be extremely painful and debilitating.
Falling Objects: What goes up, must come down. When it falls off a shelf or a roof, for example, head injuries a common. The larger and heavier the falling debris, the worse the possible injury.
Falls from Heights: If your job involves being on a ladder, scaffolding or roof, your chances of falling and getting seriously hurt are, obviously, far more likely than someone with an office job. Still, a faulty handrail on a staircase at work can also lead to a dangerous fall.
Car/Truck Crashes: If you drive a vehicle for work and get into an accident, you run the risk of having serious, life-altering injuries.
Slip & Fall (Trip & Fall): Someone drops something, you don’t see it and you trip and fall. Slippery floors in the bathroom can be seriously dangerous, especially when there is no sign to warn of the situation.
Overexertion: If your job involves lifting, pulling, pushing, holding/carrying or other manual labor activities you can easily overexert yourself. Some pulled muscles, rotator cuff injuries and even worse can lay you up indefinitely.
“Walking Into” Accidents: Sounds odd, but when a person inadvertently walks into a wall, door, glass panel or even a table or chair, head, neck and spinal injuries, as well as cuts, bruises and worse can occur.
Whether you work in an office in Clifton, a construction site in Rutherford or anywhere else in Northern New Jersey, workplace injuries can be serious and life-altering. You deserve to be compensated for your injuries. Workers’ Compensation will handle your medical treatment and replacement pay, but it’s critical to find out if someone other than your employer was responsible for your workplace injury.
The skilled personal injury lawyers at Sheffet & Dvorin will file third party claims on your behalf in an effort to get you maximum damages for your injuries. Call us today for a free consultation about your workplace injury case.
Bergen County Personal Injury Lawyers
At the New Jersey law firm of Sheffet & Dvorin, PC, we are committed to fighting for the rights and interests of our clients. We concentrate our practice and specialize in obtaining relief for injury victims and their families through personal injury, wrongful death and workers' compensation claims. We also provide effective legal services in numerous other areas of civil and criminal law.
Our lawyers are experienced, knowledgeable and approachable. Each has more than 20 years of experience and will work hard to get you the best possible result.
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The law firm of Sheffet & Dvorin, PC, serves clients from Bergen County, Morris County and Middlesex County, and many other locations in North Jersey. The firm's clients are located in South Plainfield, Plainfield, Piscataway, Edison, Woodbridge, New Brunswick, East Brunswick, Perth Amboy, Clifton, Hackensack, Paterson, Fort Lee, East Rutherford, Garfield, Paramus, Lodi, Mahwah, Verona, Wayne, Newark, Elizabeth, Dover, Elmwood Park and Woodland Park, and other communities in Middlesex County, Bergen County, Morris County, Passaic County, Essex County, Somerset County, Hudson County and Union County.