Injuries From Work Equipment
In industries like manufacturing and construction, workers must work with and around heavy machinery and equipment. While industry standards go a long way to protect workers and make these workplaces as safe as possible, there is still a degree of risk. Also, safety practices do not protect the worker from any potential equipment defects.
If you have been injured due to an accident involving equipment or heavy machinery, it is important that you immediately speak with a knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyer. At Parisi & Gerlanc, Attorneys At Law, we listen carefully to exactly how the injury occurred and fight to ensure that you are provided all benefits that are available to you.
To learn more about how we can advocate for the benefits you and your family need, please arrange a free initial consultation today with our New Jersey firm by calling 551-587-8915. We serve workers throughout Hackensack and Passaic County.
Work-Related Equipment Machine Injury Lawyer
Many times, malfunction or defect plays a contributing role in the accident. This would put partial responsibility on the manufacturer of the equipment. In these cases, since the manufacturer is a third party and not associated with your company, you could have a third-party personal injury claim against them.
If this is available for you, we will begin the process of filing a claim against the manufacturer. This claim can proceed simultaneously with your workers’ compensation claim and will not create any delays for you in receiving those benefits.
Sometimes these machines lead to the death of a worker. If you have lost a loved one due to a work equipment accident, we can help you and your family through the legal process of seeking wrongful death benefits. There are special provisions within workers’ compensation for wrongful death, and we will also pursue any third-party liability that might be involved. Monetary awards often seem hollow and cannot ease the pain and loss, but they can help to provide closure and justice.