From slip and fall accidents to repetitive stress injuries, there are many ways that employees can become injured on the job. At Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman, our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys have handled hundreds of cases involving all types of workplace injuries and will help to ensure you receive the full workers’ comp benefits to which you are entitled.
Common Types Of Workplace Injuries
Not all workplace injuries are caused by accidents involving heavy machinery or equipment. Common on the job injuries can be caused by:
Repetitive stress — Whether you’re typing all day or using a jackhammer, repetitive motion can cause injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Lifting, bending or twisting — Heavy lifting, pulling, pushing, carrying or throwing items at work can lead to sprains, strains and back and neck problems.
Slip and fall or trip and fall injuries — Slippery floors, ice and snow and items left on the floor can all cause serious injury to workers.
Falling objects — Items falling off shelves, ladders or scaffolding can cause deadly head, neck and back injuries.
Falls — Falling from roofs, ladders, scaffolding and other high places can cause broken bones, paralysis and death.
Electric shocks — Working with electrical lines and equipment can cause electrocution and burns.
Burns — Restaurant workers often suffer severe burns while cooking or serving food.
Occupational exposure — Dangerous or toxic chemicals and materials like asbestos can also cause serious burns and other injuries and occupational disease.
Defective or malfunctioning equipment — Malfunctioning machinery and tools can cause serious injury or death in the blink of an eye.
Motor vehicle accidents — Delivery drivers involved in accidents often sustain serious injuries while driving on the job. Equipment such as dump trucks, forklifts, cranes and other vehicles used on construction sites and in warehouses should be used with extreme caution.
Contact A Knowledgeable Workers’ Compensation Lawyer In New Jersey
If you’ve been injured on the job, seeking the counsel of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can give you peace of mind and ensure that you and your family are taken care of after a workplace injury. Call Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman in Jersey City at 201-798-2711 or West Milford at 973-874-0556, or contact us online for a free phone consultation. If you are unable to travel due to your injury, we offer home and hospital visits throughout Northern New Jersey. Se habla Español.
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