PA and NJ Industrial Accident Cases
Industrial accidents result in approximately 5,000 fatalities per year. In fact, in 2010, there were over 4,500 fatalities related to industrial accidents. Most accidents occur in the following industries:
- extraction/mining, and
The causes of accidents at work vary, depending on the type of work involved. The dangers inherent in construction work are not the same as the dangers and risks of working at a chemical company. However, even across industries, there are common types of accidents, such as:
- slip and falls,
- chemical spills,
- cave ins, and
- defective manufacturing equipment accidents.
Rights of Workers Seriously Injured in Industrial Accidents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Work place industrial accidents and power industrial equipment accidents usually happen due to any one or more of the following reasons:
- failing to follow manufacturer guidelines,
- failing to have safe operating procedures,
- failing to enforce safety rules,
- insufficient or inadequate training, and
- negligent machine maintenance/repair.
The potentially liable parties may include the employer in some limited cases, as well as other contractors and subcontractors. In addition, equipment service/maintenance companies may be liable, or there may be a product liability claim for defective design of machinery or failure to provide proper warnings.
Workers who are injured in Pennsylvania or New Jersey industrial or power industrial accidents may be able to obtain financial compensation over and above workers’ compensation. Unfortunately, most injured workers only make workers’ compensation claims and never seek expert advice as to whether there are other claims to be made. It is vital to speak to an experienced Pennsylvania and New Jersey industrial accident lawyer as soon as possible to determine liability of others. You may be entitled to compensation for future pain and suffering, future medical bills/treatment and more.
Pennsylvania and New Jersey Industrial Accident Lawyers
Jeff Laffey is passionate about workers’ rights and accident safety. His law firm proudly represents union and nonunion workers, such as:
- steel workers,
- iron workers, and
“I just can’t say enough great things about Jeff. He handled everything from start to finish, absolutely beautifully. The main thing with Jeff was he was a straight shooter who always took care of me.”
-Frank Gillmore, Union Operating Engineer
To submit your case for review by our New Jersey and Pennsylvania work and construction accident lawyers, call Click To Call. Our lawyers are available for a free, no obligation legal consultation, and can obtain special admission in other states, such as New York or Delaware, on a case by case basis.
Results by Our PA/NJ Industrial Accident Lawyers:
- $2 million – An inadvertent release of dangerous chemicals at a local oil company, causing on the job burn and inhalation injuries to three union carpenters, resulting in a settlement in excess of $2 million.
- $1.5 million – Injuries incurred in a workplace accident on the job where plaintiff sustained severe burn injuries as a result of an electrical explosion, settled for $1.5 million.
- $1 million – Injuries on the job incurred by a factory supervisor when his hand was crushed at work due to faulty equipment resulting in a settlement in excess of $1 million.
Our personal injury attorneys serve accident victims in the following areas: Allegheny County, PA; Berks County, PA; Bucks County, PA; Chester County, PA; Delaware County, PA; Lehigh County, PA; Montgomery County, PA; Northampton County, PA: Philadelphia County, PA; Atlantic County, NJ; Burlington County, NJ; Camden County, NJ; Cumberland County, NJ; Gloucester County, NJ; Salem County, NJ; New Castle County, DE; Kent County, DE; Atlantic City, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Newark, NJ; Doylestown, PA; Media, PA; West Chester, PA; Norristown, PA; Camden, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Newark, DE; Georgetown, DE; and New Castle, DE.
**This website does not provide legal advice. Every case is unique and it is crucial to get a qualified, expert legal opinion prior to making any decisions about your case. Because the factual and legal circumstances of each case vary, discussion of prior results is no guarantee of same or similar results in future cases. See the full disclaimer at the bottom of this page.