Compensation Benefits for Fatal Workplace Accidents
Compassionate New Jersey Workers’ Comp Lawyers Protecting Your Rights
Employees have the right to a safe work environment. If contractors, premises owners, or others on a work site are negligent, they endanger workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported 5,333 work-related deaths in 2019. That amounts to over 100 deaths a week or an average of 15 deaths a day. The construction industry accounts for a majority of these fatal workplace accidents.
The pain of losing a loved one escalates when you know the accident or occupational illness was preventable. At Levinson Axelrod, P.A. our attorneys in New Jersey help family members seek the recovery they deserve after a fatal workplace accident. We have 80 years of experience helping clients obtain large settlements and verdicts, and we are prepared to review your case and see how we can help.
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Employer Negligence Can Prove Fatal
If your loved one passed away while completing a task for their job, you and your family may be eligible for compensation. This is because every employer has an obligation to protect their workers and, unless they are an approved self-insurance provider, an obligation to have workers’ compensation insurance.
In many cases, fatal workplace accidents occur because of an employer’s negligence, such as:
- Failure to implement and adhere to safety regulations
- Lack of safety equipment and gear
- Poorly maintained work equipment and machines
- Exposure to hazardous materials or chemicals
- Failure to provide employee training
Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits in New Jersey
When a worker suffers a wrongful death while performing a job-related task, their dependents may be eligible for death benefits under workers’ compensation law. Dependents include spouses, children, and parents.
Death benefits include:
- Up to $3,500 for funeral expenses
- 70% of the deceased’s weekly wages up to a maximum benefit established by the Commissioner of Labor
Compassionate Advocates Fighting on Your Behalf
If your loved one passed away in a fatal workplace accident, contact our New Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys today. We offer comprehensive legal representation from specialists in the field. Our pursuit of excellence has allowed us to recover over $1 billion for our clients since we first opened our doors. We understand how devastating it is to lose a loved one in a preventable accident. When you hire our firm, you can rest assured that leading trial lawyers will be representing you.
We do not settle for second best. Contact us online today to schedule a free consultation and seek the compensation you deserve.
Personal Injury Settlement $1,000,000
Mark Kuminski of our office represented a client who was injured at work, while unloading a tractor trailer. As a result of the incident, the plaintiff re-injured his lower back, for which he had previously undergone surgery ten years earlier. Following this incident, the plaintiff was required to undergo a second surgery. He was unable to return to work as a combination of the injuries sustained in this accident, as well as a unrelated health condition.
Worker's Compensation Settlement $1,000,000
A 33-year-old sanitation worker suffered severe and debilitating injuries when he was caught in a garbage compactor while working for the City of Linden. The garbage compactor had insufficient warning devices, so our client was unaware that the tail gate was descending. It was alleged at the time of trial that the lack of sufficient warning devices made the garbage compacter a defectively designed product under New Jersey Products Liability law, and therefore our client was entitled to compensation.
Worker's Compensation Settlement $1,000,000
A worker fell from a roof, resulting in severe back injuries and future disabilities. Through expert testimony, it was established that the defendant should have provided workers with fall protection to prevent this type of accident. Settlement was agreed to during trial.
Work Injury Verdict $739,034
A woman tripped and fell in the parking lot at her workplace in Princeton, causing her to undergo surgery. Partner Jim Dunn of the Hillsborough office was able to prove that the property owner was negligent in the way that they constructed the premises so as to cause a dangerous condition. A Somerset County jury awarded verdicts for both the medical bills and the plaintiff's pain & suffering.
Personal Injury Settlement $575,000
Mark Kuminski handled this case for the plaintiff, who was injured at work when he slipped and fell on a wet floor, injuring both knees. The floor outside his office had recently been mopped by an outside contractor, and the wet floor signs were placed by the defendant in such a manner that they would not have been readily observable as the plaintiff exited his office. The plaintiff aggravated preexisting conditions in both knees, for which he had previously undergone multiple knee surgeries. As a result of
Personal Injury Settlement $550,000
Plaintiff, a 30-year old warehouse manager, sustained a severely lacerated arm with resulting scarring when a strap he was using ripped apart during a loading procedure. The lawsuit was filed against the manufacturer and retailer of the strap, both of whom denied responsibility. After a trial on liability, a civil jury agreed with the plaintiff that the retailer had improperly warranted the utility of the product. Shortly thereafter, the case was settled for $550,000.00 by Richard Levinson.
Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is committed to helping good people through difficult times. We build real relationships and make communication a priority to provide the best possible service and results.
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