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Unfortunately, accidents can happen anywhere and at any time, including while you are at work. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (O.S.H.A.), 5,333 workers died on the job in 2019- that’s more than a 100 a week! Additionally, there are countless more non-fatal injuries suffered everyday, injuries that can still have a large impact on your life. If you have been involved in a workplace accident, we will do everything we can to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve. Being in a workplace accident can be overwhelming as you suddenly have to deal with insurance companies, medical bills, pain and injuries, doctors appointments, and missing work. Do not go through this alone. We understand these difficulties and we stand by you every step of the way. Give us a call to learn more about how we can help guide you through this process. We handle all workplace injury matters on a contingency basis, this means that you will not pay anything until we win compensation for you.
- Workplace Injuries
- Most Common Workplace Injuries:
- Should I Get A Lawyer If I Get Hurt At Work?
- How Long Do I Have To Report An Accident At Work?
- Why Do You Need An Attorney For Your Work Injury Case?
- How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Lawyer For A Workplace Injury?
- What Kind Of Benefits Could I Receive?
- New Jersey Work Injury Lawyers
Most Common Workplace Injuries:
The following are types of workplace accidents that employees often suffer from:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Falls From Heights
- Slip and Falls
- Struck by Objects
- Defective Machinery and Equipment
- Toxic Exposure
- Vision and Hearing Injuries
Should I Get A Lawyer If I Get Hurt At Work?
If you have been involved in a workplace accident, aside from seeking medical attention, speaking with a well qualified attorney should be the first thing that you do. Do not trust your employer to “do the right thing.”
At McKenna Law, all consultations are free and there is no paperwork or contract necessary to consult with one of our attorneys. During that free consultation, we will educate you as to the relevant laws and inform you as to all of your available legal remedies. We will also perform an investigation to ensure that we obtain and preserve all relevant evidence that you will need to in your pursuit of justice. Without consulting with an attorney after a workplace accident, you may lose out on securing the one piece of evidence that is able to prove your case. Do not delay in setting up a consultation immediately after an accident, as many pieces of evidence are time sensitive and can be lost for good. We understand that following an accident many people are bed-ridden or confined to a hospital bed- that is why we offer over-the phone free consultations as well as offering to come to you, whether at the hospital or at your house. Consulting with an attorney after an accident should not be difficult, that is why we promise a quick response and are willing to come to you.
How Long Do I Have To Report An Accident At Work?
Every situation is different and employers often have different procedures in place for reporting requirements which are usually outlined in an employee manual or handbook. Generally speaking, a good rule of thumb to follow is to report an accident as soon as possible. Oftentimes, insurance companies will deny claims based on a delay in treatment or if there is no supporting incident report. Make sure you avoid these issues by reporting an accident and injury as soon as possible. If you fill out an incident report, make sure you demand a copy of, as these reports are often “lost” or misplaced by the employer.
Why Do You Need An Attorney For Your Work Injury Case?
At McKenna Law, the first step is to insure that you are educated about all of your legal rights so that you may make an informed and educated decision. Immediately upon learning of the accident, we start to collect and preserve all potential evidence that we may need to prove your case. That evidence might range from collecting the body camera footage of the responding police offers, to checking the scene of the accident for potential video from nearby surveillance cameras. We search for potential witnesses and retain expert witnesses if needed, such as accident reconstruction engineers or defective product engineers.
We also ensure that you are provided medical coverage, when available, to have your medical bills paid for. It is simply not right to have to deal with unpaid medical bills following an accident that you did not cause!
Our next step is to present all of the information and evidence that we have collected to the responsible insurance company and demand fair compensation for our clients. If the insurance company fails to provide fair compensation to our clients, we file suit on our client’s behalf and pursue the justice our clients deserve through the court system.
Despite the countless hours spent on investigating the accident and fighting for justice, we perform all of this work on a contingency fee basis- meaning no upfront fees and we do not get paid unless you win.
How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Lawyer For A Workplace Injury?
We do not believe that it is fair that you would have to pay out-of-pocket for an attorney after you have been involved in a workplace accident. Instead, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not get paid unless you win! Our fee is a percentage of the settlement or verdict that we obtain for you.
What Kind Of Benefits Could I Receive?
Injuries from workplace accidents can be devastating and can result in many different types of damages. We will fight for the maximum compensation and depending on the circumstances, you maybe be able to recover the following types of damages:
- Worker’s Compensation Benefits
- Pain and Suffering Damages
- Lost Wages
- Loss of Earning Capacity
- Future and Past Medical Expenses
- Emotional Distress Damages
New Jersey Work Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a workplace accident, McKenna Law has the experience, resources and ability to help you understand your options and to help guide you through the process. We will aggressively fight to make sure you are compensated for your losses. The statute of limitations only allows for you to file a claim within a limited period of time, so do not wait to contact our office for your free case evaluation.