Representing New Jersey Workers Who Have Suffered A Warehouse Injury
Working in a warehouse is a demanding, dangerous job. Hazards can exist around every corner, which makes workers more vulnerable to injuries than in other work settings. Warehouse accidents can often cause catastrophic injuries that can be life-changing. These types of injuries can affect your ability to earn a living and lead to physical, emotional, and financial hardship. At Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman, our experienced Jersey City warehouse injury lawyers can help you recover maximum compensation for your past and future medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Working with heavy machinery, loading, and unloading trucks, and being required to run up and down ladders, warehouse workers are more prone to accidents, injuries, and even death. When employers or supervisors fail to enforce proper safety rules and regulations, the risk of injury becomes even greater.Some of the most common warehouse accidents and injuries include:Forklift accidents. Forklifts are used to move heavy objects and materials and to load trucks in almost every type of large warehouse. Many forklift accidents are preventable and are often caused by improper training, failure to enforce safety rules, poor maintenance, and neglecting to provide low clearance and other warning signs. Forklift and other heavy machinery accidents can cause grave injuries, such as amputation, bone fractures, head injuries, spinal injuries, and death.Slip, trip, and fall accidents. Liquids and loose materials on the floor can pose serious slip, trip, or fall hazards. Areas that are poorly lit, uneven floors and stairs and poor overall maintenance can lead to broken bones, head injuries, lacerations, and other serious injuries that are often sustained in falls.
Falls from heights. Many material handling workers must work at great heights. Falling from these heights can cause catastrophic injury and death. It’s critical for workers to be aware of their surroundings, use adequate fall protection equipment, and work in a safe manner. Flammable materials and hazardous chemicals. When handled or stored improperly, these types of materials can easily cause explosions, fires, burns, and inhalation injuries. All employees should be trained in how to handle hazardous materials and what to do if an accident should occur. Employers are also required by law to have items, including first aid kits, eyewash stations, and fire extinguishers, handy in case of an emergency.Lifting and repetitive stress injuries.Improper lifting techniques and repetitive motions, such as loading boxes on and off trucks and using a computer and mouse, are major causes of repetitive stress injuries in New Jersey warehouses. Poor training and ergonomics can lead to workers developing conditions that include carpal tunnel syndrome, which can be extremely painful and require surgery.
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If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or a defective product, you may also be entitled to file a third-party liability lawsuit to recover additional compensation for your damages. Our warehouse injury lawyers evaluate your case and provide straightforward advice on whether you have a viable claim that’s worth pursuing. We fight tirelessly for injured workers’ rights and won’t quit until we help you recover the benefits and compensation you need and deserve. We’re working on a contingency basis, so you don’t have to pay attorney fees unless we recover compensation in your case.
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At Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman, we’re dedicated to helping injured workers and their families move on after a warehouse injury or wrongful death. Call us at 201-798-2711 in Jersey City or 973-874-0556 in Newfoundland, New Jersey. You can also contact us online to ask questions or schedule a free consultation.
If your illness or injury makes it difficult to travel, we offer home or hospital visits as well as evening and weekend appointments. Our Jersey City and Newfoundland warehouse injury lawyers serve clients in Hudson, Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren Counties and throughout New Jersey.
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