With the growth of e-commerce, warehouses are becoming critical facilities for multinational retail corporations and wholesale businesses. Some large brick-and-mortar retailers have their own massive warehouse facilities to support their supply chain, and may even structure their retail locations just like warehouses. With more and more New Jersey residents going to work in warehouses across the state, that means more people are facing the risk of suffering life-altering injuries in warehouse accidents. If you were hurt while working in a warehouse in New Jersey, let a New Jersey warehouse accident attorney from Team Law help you to seek financial recovery for your medical bills, lost wages, and other harm that you’ve suffered.
At our firm, we have been providing dedicated, vigorous legal representation to injured victims of workplace accidents for more than 60 years. We have offices located throughout New Jersey to conveniently serve you. Our attorneys represent individuals and their families, not corporations, striving to protect the rights and interests of hard-working people who have been hurt through no fault of their own. After you’ve been the victim of a warehouse accident, reach out to Team Law for a free case review to learn more about your legal rights and options for seeking financial compensation with a dedicated New Jersey warehouse accident lawyer.
Warehouses can be dangerous places for workers, due to forklifts, heavy equipment and machinery, and large pallets of cargo buzzing about. Inadequate safety training, procedures, and equipment, or a moment of carelessness or error can lead to a serious accident and devastating personal injuries for general warehouse workers. Some of the most common causes of warehouse accidents include:
If you were injured on the job in a warehouse, you may have various legal options for recovering compensation for your injuries. First, you may be entitled to file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer. A workers’ compensation claim does not require you to prove that your employer had any fault for a warehouse accident or your injuries. Instead, you are entitled to benefits when you are injured in the course and scope of your employment. Workers’ compensation benefits may include:
In certain circumstances, a third party (someone not associated with your employer) may have liability for your injuries, such as if you were hit by a third-party truck driver or if you were injured by defective equipment or machinery. When that occurs, you may also be entitled to pursue a third-party personal injury claim that can provide compensation for:
A New Jersey warehouse worker accident attorney at Team Law can review the details of your case and advise you as to your legal options for pursuing financial recovery.
When you are focused on treating and rehabilitating serious injuries that you suffered in a warehouse accident, let Team Law take the burden and stress of pursuing your legal claim for compensation off your shoulders. You can trust our firm to put in work in your case that includes:
Don’t delay pursuing the financial benefits and compensation you need and deserve after being injured on the job. Contact Team Law today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation to learn more about how a New Jersey warehouse accident attorney from our firm can advocate on your behalf to secure a financial recovery for your injuries and losses.
Under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation law, you are expected to promptly report an injury suffered in a warehouse accident to your employer, but typically no later than 90 days after the accident. If you need to file a claim petition with the New Jersey’s Division of Workers’ Compensation to obtain workers’ comp benefits, you have two years from the date of an accident or the date that you were last paid benefits to file your petition. In addition, if you have a personal injury claim against a third party for a warehouse accident, New Jersey’s statute of limitations also normally gives you only two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the third party or parties who caused your injury.
We understand that some clients may feel anxious or nervous about having to testify in court. Fortunately, most warehouse worker accident claims are resolved long before they ever get to court. If you have a workers’ compensation claim, it will normally be resolved through negotiations with your employer or through a hearing before the Division of Workers’ Compensation. In addition, our firm can also help negotiate a settlement of your workers’ comp claim or a third-party personal injury claim that you may have following a warehouse accident.
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