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.
Work Injury Settlement $1,000,000
Client reaggravated a preexisting back injury that prevented him from returning to work.
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.
Personal Injury Settlement $975,000
A carpenter working as an independent contractor was injured at defendant’s refinery when he was improperly exposed to dangerous fumes. Ronald Grayzel handled this occupational exposure case and ultimately settled the matter for $975,000.00.
Personal Injury Settlement $750,000
Partner James Dunn, Esq. settled a case for an EMT injured while working for $750,000.00. The EMT was injured at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morris County while performing EMT functions in the back of the ambulance. Suddenly and unexpectedly, the driver of the ambulance moved the vehicle without warning the client. As a result of this action, the client was thrown to the ground while inside the vehicle and sustained a herniated disc of the neck requiring surgery.
Work Injury Verdict $739,034
Workplace accident verdict secured for a client who fell in the parking lot of her workplace and required surgery to treat her injuries.
Work Injury Settlement $575,000
Client was injured at work when he slipped and fell on a wet floor as the result of a negligent outside contractor.
Third-Party Work 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.
Worker's Compensation Settlement 300,000.00
Partner Rich Marcolus obtained a $300,000 workers’ compensation settlement for a law enforcement officer injured in the line of duty.
Workers' Compensation Settlement 290,000.00
Partner Todd Wachtel recovered a $290,000 settlement for the widow of a man who died from cancer due to alleged toxic exposure in the workplace.
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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