Workplace Slip and Fall Attorneys in New Jersey
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Hurt in a Fall Accident at Work? Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. Can Help!
If you or someone you love has suffered serious injuries due to a slip and fall while working in New Jersey, contact Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. for a free consultation. We have years of experience dealing with companies and their insurance providers in New Jersey on-the-job slip and fall matters. Generally, the injured party should not agree to speak with any representative of their company or an insurance provider before talking to an independent workplace accident lawyer for advice.
Dangerous Work Conditions that Can Lead to Slip and Fall Injuries
Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. has guided many injured people to successful claims after suffering slip and fall accidents at work. The following are some of the most common workplace conditions our clients have reported that lead to their slip and fall injury:
- Slippery floors caused by spilled liquids
- Hazards left in walkways
- Broken or uneven stairs
- Warped or uneven flooring
- Poor lighting
- Icy surfaces in parking lots and doorways
Employer Liability for a NJ Workplace Slip and Fall
Your employer has a duty to provide a safe, hazard-free workplace environment for their employees. This means they must maintain clean, dry, and debris free place for people to do their job. In a workplace slip and fall injury claim, your attorney will have to prove the following:
- The employer caused the dangerous condition or failed to maintain the safety of the property.
- The employer was aware of the dangerous condition of their work property, but failed to act accordingly to fix it.
- Your employer wasn’t aware of the dangerous condition but a prudent employer would have aware of the dangerous condition and fixed it.
Third Party Personal Injury Claims
In some workplace slip and fall accidents, an employer isn't responsible for the situation. Some slips and falls are caused by the negligence of a person or company separate from your employer. For example: if a cleaning company didn't put out a sign indicating a slippery surface after mopping a floor and this caused the accident, a third party personal injury claim can be pursued. Third party personal injury claims are especially common on construction sites. At these locations, there are a number of subcontractors who can be held responsible for the premises (such as crane companies, scaffolding companies, etc.).
What Laws Apply to Victims of On the Job Injuries in New Jersey?
A slip and fall accident that occurs while on the job is covered by several specific laws in New Jersey. The injured worker is usually covered by insurance for these types of injuries, particularly while on the job. Many times, however, an employer's insurance company will refuse to pay much, if any, of the costs relating to the work related injury. Other times, the company's insurance will conduct an investigation and claim that the company was not responsible for the injury.
If you have been injured while at work in New Jersey, it is important to gather as much information about the incident as you can. Information that will be helpful will likely include contact information of witnesses, the time and place of the incident, the circumstances surrounding the event and the general area's state of cleanliness or disarray. If you are working in unsafe conditions you have rights, even if you signed a waiver with your employer. The only way you can protect yourself against the interests of companies not wanting to pay for your injury is by having an aggressive and professional legal complaint.
Several legal rights are afforded to anyone injured while on the job in New Jersey. These are covered by premises liability laws, workers compensation and the employer's insurance provider. Unfortunately we have seen all too many cases involving workplace slip and falls in New Jersey that have left the victim with the responsibility of paying for all of their bills. These bills include costs for medical expenses, time spent in the hospital, physical therapy, pain and suffering and loss of work. We have even seen instances where families were left responsible for paying for their family member's wrongful death.
Get Help from a NJ Workplace Slip & Fall Accident Lawyer
Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., a personal injury law firm in New Jersey, will help you in your workplace slip and fall case. We offer free consultations on any first time potential case. If we agree to handle your case we will never ask for any payment until your case is successfully settled. We operate under New Jersey's contingent fee payment which is a pre-set amount of your settlement only. We never have hidden fees and can begin working on your case immediately.
Through our office is in Princeton we can and have handled cases throughout New Jersey. We are especially experienced in New Jersey slip and fall cases. Our office has successfully settled similar cases for years. If you or someone you love has been injured while on the job, please contact our law firm at (609) 240-0040 for a free and confidential evaluation with an attorney.
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