Workers’ Compensation For Industrial Workers
New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Advocate For Injured Workers
Industrial accidents are often more serious than other workplace injuries due to the nature of industrial work. Manufacturing factories, chemical plants, oil refineries, and other facilities present unique hazards to workers. If you are an industrial worker who has suffered injury at the workplace, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. The workers’ compensation attorneys at Lomurro Law have been helping New Jersey’s injured workers for more than 130 combined years, advocating on their behalf and securing the compensation they deserve.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that two out of every 1,000 industrial workers will lose their life as the result of a workplace accident. Some of the most common industrial accidents include:
- Falling objects
- Forklift accidents
- Machinery or equipment injury
- Chemical burns
- Chemical inhalation
- Blast injuries
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – part of the United States Department of Labor responsible for monitoring workplace safety conditions – reports that many of the top violations stem from industrial workplaces.
What Benefits Does Workers’ Compensation Provide?
Workers’ compensation insurance provides benefits to workers who have suffered injury while performing their job. Benefits include coverage for medical expenses, temporary disability, and in some cases, an award for permanent disability.
Workers’ Compensation Is “No Fault”
Workers’ compensation was designed to protect workers. Workers’ compensation is “no fault”, meaning that benefits are provided no matter who is to blame for the injury.
Time Limits For Filing A Claim
The state of New Jersey has a two-year statute of limitations – the legal timeframe for filing a claim in the courts — that applies to workers’ compensation cases. This means that a formal claim petition must be filed within two years of the date of injury. When a worker suffers from an occupational illness, such as hearing loss, asbestosis, or lead poisoning, the claim must be filed within two years from the time the worker first became aware of the condition and its relationship to employment.
Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Help New Jersey Industrial Workers Secure The Compensation They Need
The experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Lomurro Law, have spent more than 130 combined years helping New Jersey workers. Our team advocates on behalf of industrial workers, protecting their rights under the law, and fighting for the compensation they rightfully deserve for the injuries they have sustained. If you have suffered an injury or illness as a result of industrial work, don’t remain silent. Schedule a consultation with a member of our workers’ compensation team to discuss your case. Contact our Freehold office today at 732-482-9285 or contact us online.