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Compensation Benefits for Fatal Workplace Accidents

Compassionate New Jersey Workers' Compensation 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.

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*Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
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    Our Settlements & Verdicts

    Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

    *Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

    • $1,000,000 Work Injury Settlement

      Client reaggravated a preexisting back injury that prevented him from returning to work.

    • $1,000,000 Worker's Compensation Settlement

      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.

    • $1,000,000 Worker's Compensation Settlement

      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.

    • $975,000 Personal Injury Settlement

      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.

    • $950,000 Workers' Compensation Settlement

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