Since 1919, our Workmans' Compensation team has worked to protect the rights of injured workers throughout New Jersey, handling the claims of workers who have been injured on the job in a work accident such as: a slip and fall, car accident, lifting injury, or an occupational injury such as exposure to chemical, asbestos or other hazards materials. We also represent injured workers that have occupational injuries to their hands, arms, knees, and other body parts due to performing repetitive tasks over prolong periods causing tendinitis, arthritis or degenerative joint problems.
Wilentz has a long history of success helping injured workers to obtain medical treatment, recover lost wages, and related employment benefits. We represent injured workers in workers' compensation litigation before the New Jersey Division of Workers' Compensation. If you have been injured on the job or you have suffered the loss of a spouse due to a work place accident or exposure, you may be entitled to benefits. Contact us for a free consultation. Nosotros hablamos español.
Construction and Worksite Accidents
We strongly believe in safe working environments for our clients. The safety provisions enacted by the Federal Government are often ignored by companies, causing serious on-the-job accidents, and even death. We have a long record of success prosecuting construction and worksite accident cases.
Workers who have been injured at work generally may file a workers' compensation claim in order to recover their damages. The claim, however, often fails to adequately compensate the worker for all of the losses, including pain and suffering, future lost wages, future advancement potential, and future loss of enjoyment. If you have been injured on the job, you may also be entitled to recover damages from a "third party," such as a negligent manufacturer, negligent general contractor, negligent supplier or negligent property owner.
There are many different facets involved in the construction of a building, which necessarily creates the need for the involvement of many different people and products. Owners, architects, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and manufacturers all have a degree of responsibility in providing a safe work environment. When a construction site accident occurs, these individuals and entities can be held responsible for inadequate safety provisions. The general contractor and all subcontractors are required to provide a reasonably safe workplace, warn of hazards, coordinate job safety, and supervise compliance with safety specifications.
Serious injuries and medical problems can result from some of the following construction-related accidents: roof falls; crane accidents; scaffolding accidents; lifting equipment failure; electric shock; fires and explosions; contact with operating equipment and structure failure. As personal injury attorneys, we are devoted to helping our clients establish responsibility for such accidents. We also evaluate and prove the damages and collect the settlements or judgments, which fully and fairly compensate our clients. These cases require immediate attention in order to preserve evidence and establish responsibility.
Our seasoned construction site accident attorneys, along with our team of paralegals, investigators and in-house medical staff, have been successfully representing victims and families of construction site accidents since 1919. We handle all of the details and are prepared to help our clients get through the hardships and stress created by a construction site accident.
Barry A. Cooke
James A. Hicks
Jon G. Kupilik
Stephen A. Spitzer