Work Related Accidents Are Often Deadly
Thousands of workers are hurt on the job and many are killed. While New Jersey workers’ compensation law will usually apply and provide some benefits, not all wages are paid by workers’ compensation and pain and suffering damages are not available.
Rather, the family and surviving loved ones may be able to make independent negligence or product liability claims against the following parties:
- forklift operating companies,
- forklift manufacturers.
Click here to access our free legal article about what workers should know about forklift accidents in Pennsylvania or New Jersey.
Violation of Safety Procedures Often Lead to Workplace Accidents
The vast majority of work related accidents like this tragic one in New Jersey yesterday are 100% preventable. Forklift operations are regulated by OSHA and in many, many forklift accident scenarios, OSHA violations were ignored or even intentionally violated.
It is vital that any workplace accident involving serious injuries or death be reviewed by a knowledgeable workplace accident lawyer. Most such lawyers work on contingency and will offer a free consultation to the worker and his or her family.
Related Workplace Forklift Accident Legal Articles:
- Three Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make in Your Pennsylvania or New Jersey Construction Accident Case
- Forklift Accident Lawsuit Claims in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
For more information, contact a Pennsylvania and New Jersey forklift accident lawyer.
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Published: August 29, 2012, updated January 15, 2013