Looking for a work injury lawyer? You’ve come to the right place. Each year, millions of employees are injured at work resulting in serious injuries or death.
Employees who have suffered serious or fatal injuries on the job are entitled to receive financial compensation for their injuries, either through workers’ compensation or a personal injury lawsuit. In all professions, it is the duty of employers to follow the strict health and safety guidelines that are specific for their industry.
If you have suffered a serious injury at your workplace, you should seek the experienced, legal representation of the Cherry Hill, NJ work injury lawyers at Flynn & Associates, P.C.
Our New Jersey workplace accident lawyers will aggressively pursue all avenues of compensation from your employer or insurance carrier so that you may receive compensation for the following:
- Loss of wages, past and present
- Future medical expenses
- Permanent disability
- Physical impairment and disfigurement
- Dependent death benefits
We handle cases involving the following injuries suffered on the job:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Herniated Discs
- Back Sprains / Strains
- Neck Injuries
- Hand Injuries
- Elbow Injuries
- Arm Injuries
- Shoulder Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Loss of Vision
- Loss of Hearing
- Ringing in the Ears
- Hip Injuries
- Leg Injuries
- Knee Injuries
- ACL Tears
- Ligament Injuries
- Foot Injuries
- Ankle Injuries
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Toxic Exposure
- Internal Injuries
- Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
- Dental Injuries
We here at Flynn and Associates believe that every hard-working American has a right to work in the safest environment possible. Employers in this country are obligated to provide a safe and healthy working environment for all of their workers.
If you have experienced an injury or illness caused by the negligence of your employer or others while on the job, we here at Flynn and Associates would be honored to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Any injuries or illnesses you have experienced while on the job or due to the negligence of your employer, give you the right to collect fair compensation as stated in the New Jersey state Worker’s compensation act.
Workers who are shown to have received just and fair compensation from their employer are not allowed to sue the owner(s) of the company or the company they work for. Our legal team would be happy to discuss your Worker’s compensation benefits to help determine whether the benefits offered to provide fair compensation for any injuries or illnesses sustained while on the job.
The state law in New Jersey regarding Worker compensation can be extremely complex and difficult to fully understand. However, our legal team has over 30 years of experience helping clients in their worker’s compensation cases; to both fully understand the case law surrounding their claim as well as ensuring that they receive the compensation they absolutely deserve.
Between our over 30 years of experience and fierce defense of our client’s interest we will go to war for you to ensure that you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.
Common Workplace Accidents
This may seem like a given but a workplace injury is any injury or illness sustained while in the workplace or due to the negligence of their employer.
Some of the most common examples of the types of injury sustained in a workplace include injury of any of the soft tissue in the body such as muscle, injuries to the upper or lower back area, broken bones from falls or malfunctioning equipment, injuries sustained by the spinal cord that could lead to nerve damage or paralysis, injuries sustained to the brain, injuries caused by repetitive stress of the body, blindness or hearing loss caused by the environment of your job, anywhere from first degree to third-degree burns, amputations or loss of a vital part of the body.
The injuries are not strictly physical it is possible for workers to sustain a mental impact from traumatic events on the job or an unsafe environment. Along with physical injury and mental injury, illnesses can also be covered by the worker’s compensation your employer provides you.
These illnesses can be caused by exposure to toxic chemicals in the workplace.
The legal team here at Flynn and Associates has the knowledge and experience to help you to determine whether your injury, mental trauma or illness was caused by or occurred during your employment. Another common question some workers have about their worker’s compensation is whether their pre-existing condition can be covered by workers’ compensation, luckily the answer to that is yes.
However, we must prove that your pre-existing condition was made worse by the conditions of your workplace and stops you from completing the standards of your job.
In conclusion any injury, mental trauma or illness that impairs your ability to complete the necessary parts of your job will be covered regardless of any injuries you had been living with before the workplace injury.
Flynn and Associates will be there for you with all our experience and knowledge to help you through your claim from start to finish.
Contact the legal team at Flynn and Associates if you have experienced or suffered a workplace injury like any of the listed injuries below:
- Injuries that occur due to construction site accidents such as malfunctioning equipment or falls.
- A car or truck accident that occurred while you were on the job or because of the nature of your job.
- Any injuries that occur from falls whether it involves ladders, working platforms, loading docks or scaffolding.
- Injuries that occur because of explosions, fire, electrical shock or other workplace tragedies that could have occurred.
- Injuries that occurred because of falling industrial equipment, product or industrial materials.
- Accidents that occur during the use of power tools or automatic workplace equipment.
- Accidents involving conveyor belts, hoists or cranes involved in the completion of your job.
- Not checking for defective equipment or leaving very dangerous equipment unguarded creating a very dangerous work environment.
- Illnesses caused by exposure to toxic chemicals or materials involved in the completion of your job.
- Accidents involving forklift whether you are injured by a defective forklift or another employee driving unsafely.
- Construction or carpentry injuries that involve nail guns.
- Injuries that occurred because of punch press or metal fabrication machines.
- Injuries sustained while working on a railroad.
Steps to Take if You are Injured at Work
If you have experienced or sustained an injury on the job or believe that your job leads to a work-related illness our legal team recommends that you report your injury or illness to your employer as soon as possible. There are extremely specific time limits placed on worker’s compensation claims if you try to file your claim after the deadline has passed your likelihood of collecting compensation can be severely diminished.
After alerting your employer to your injury the next step is to go see a doctor or healthcare professional with a specialty that can help to treat your injury. Not only is a doctor important to ensure that your injury is treated you will also need to have documented evidence that your injury is debilitating and does not allow you to work.
Your doctor or specialist will provide documented evidence for you to bring to your employer to strengthen your case for worker’s compensation. It is vitally important that you keep all documents and records from your employer, doctor, and the insurance company.
These documents can help in the future if any issues arise in your receiving benefits.
Settling Your Work Injury Case
The most common way of handling a worker’s compensation is for you and your employer to settle the matter out of court to decrease legal fees and headaches for both sides. The compensation from a settlement can be given to you in two different ways either by lump sum or it can be dispersed over time.
These settlement cases can be more complicated depending on the extent and severity of your injuries, your doctor’s long-term prognosis for you and your own individual circumstances. Our legal team has the experience to take even the most complicated cases and simplify them to ensure that you get the absolute best settlement compensation possible.
If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident or because of the negligent actions of your employer, we understand that it can be extremely confusing and difficult to determine your best steps forward.
Give our legal team a call at (856) 619-7786 for a complimentary consultation to work through your case and create an action plan to ensure that we can work together to get you the absolute best compensation possible.
With over 30 years of legal experience and fierce legal representation, we can ensure that you get what you owed. Contact the best New Jersey workplace accident lawyers today at (856) 619-7786 to set up a free consultation.
Who can be sued in a third-party workplace injury lawsuit in New Jersey?
There are several possible parties that could be responsible for your accident and therefore could be responsible for paying out your compensation.
First, the owner of the property or building you work on maybe negligent and allow his property to fall into disrepair leaving the workers with an unsafe work environment.
Another possibility is the manufacturer of any faulty or dangerous equipment that can expose workers to serious danger.
Finally, possible negligent parties may even be contractors or subcontractors that work in the same area as you, they could possibly leave their work environment unsafe for other workers.
In most cases, employees cannot sue their employer as long as the employer provides the employee with reasonable and fair workers’ compensation internally.
However, there are some very specific circumstances that may allow you to sue your employer, equipment manufacturer or contractor/subcontractor, these are listed below:
- In the case that your employer doesn’t provide workers compensation or allows their worker’s compensation policy to lapse leaving their employees open to serious financial trouble if they are injured.
- In the case that your injury was caused by a defective product or piece of industrial equipment, you may be able to sue the manufacturer for their negligence in manufacturing their product.
- If you develop an illness or serious condition due to exposure to toxic chemicals or other industrial components.
- If your injury was caused by the negligence or malice of a third-party AKA, not your boss or overall employer.
- Your employer acted out of malice to injure you and you can provide very substantial evidence.
These are commonly referred to as “third-party” lawsuits
In the case that you have the evidence to win a third-party lawsuit, it is very possible that you receive significantly more compensation than you would receive in a run of the mill worker’s comp case.
How might an NJ workplace injury attorney help my case?
Filing a worker’s compensation claim against your employer can be an extremely complicated issue that may leave you confused about whom exactly to go after for your compensation. When filing a claim or lawsuit against your employer it is absolutely vital that you have substantial evidence that your employers were negligent, intended to harm you or allowed their worker’s compensation to lapse and did not pay out your worker’s comp.
With such a large standard of evidence, it is vitally important that you contact a New Jersey area worker’s compensation attorney to ensure that you can provide all the necessary evidence to get you the compensation you deserve.
The legal team here at Flynn and Associates will do everything in our power to ensure that you get the compensation necessary to support yourself as well as your family in this very turbulent time. It is important to remember that there is a two-year statute of limitations or time limit that will leave your case dead on arrival if you allow it to pass without filing.
This time limit makes it very important that you contact a New Jersey Workers compensation attorney to ensure that your case can be filed on time and that you can collect the necessary evidence to win your case.
Call Our New Jersey Workplace Accident Lawyers
Our team of NJ work accident attorneys works extensively to build a solid case to support you and obtain the highest compensation possible. If you have been seriously injured in a work accident in New Jersey, call us toll-free at (856) 619-7786 or fill out an online contact form to receive a free consultation on your legal rights.