Manual Laborer Landscaping Accidents
Many people who choose to work outside as landscape professionals, lawn mower laborers, or manual laborers often enjoy the freedom that being able to work out of doors brings. At the same time, however, the landscaping business and other businesses like these are very hard work, requiring strenuous effort, often at low pay, under difficult, often dangerous conditions. Landscapers and professional lawn mower workers s are at unique risk, too, suffering bee stings, poison ivy, dog attacks, and other unusual challenges.
Unfortunately, landscaping accidents are more common than you would think. Injuries are often debilitating, causing permanent damage.
Landscapers are often performing manual labor during the rain, under slippery, wet conditions. They may not have the tools and machinery they need to do the job without putting themselves at risk. They may be operating dangerous equipment, such as Bobcats, riding mowers, edgers, or using hazardous chemicals, all of which can put them at risk. Their employers may not properly maintain the equipment or the equipment may be substandard.
If landscape professionals and other manual laborers do suffer an injury, they turn to their employer for help. Unfortunately, some employers of manual workers are not willing to contact their workers compensation health insurance, thus denying the worker adequate treatment after suffering an on-the-job injury.
If you are a professional who mows lawns, landscapes or gardens, or performs other forms of manual labor and you have been injured on the job, you may likely be eligible for workers compensation. This will pay for your medical treatment, cover lost wages, and help retrain you if need be.
Attorney Harold J. Gerr has extensive experience helping injured workers navigate the workers compensation claim and get the treatment that they need.
Injured While Performing Manual Labor? Experienced Work Injury Compensation Attorney – New Jersey
The central New Jersey law office of Harold J. Gerr, Attorney at Law represents workers in work comp claims who have suffered serious injury performing manual injury, including those who have been injured due to landscaping accidents. We also represent clients injured in personal injury, product liability, and from medical malpractice. We have been fighting for the rights of the injured for three decades.
Our work-injury, medical malpractice and personal injury law firm carefully selects the cases we handle, so that we can provide the highest levels of service and personal attention to each client. We are also happy to provide a second opinion about the strength and value of your case. Contact us online or call our office at 732-537-8570 (toll-free at 1-877-249-4600).