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New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Slip and Fall Injuries on the Job

The modern workplace can pose significant risk of slip and fall injury, from the warehouse to the office environment. In a factory setting, a worker can trip or fall over tools, machines, trash or debris. Many manufacturing processes involve water or oil, creating conditions where workers can slip on untended floors, stairs or other thoroughfares. In office settings, defective flooring can make ordinary movement treacherous.

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you have fallen on the job, for any reason, and you have injuries that make it difficult or impossible for you to work, you can seek benefits through a workers’ compensation claim. All of the following types of slips and falls can qualify you for benefits:

  • Slips and falls on wet floors, steps, machines, walkways, catwalks, ladders, scaffolding or other thoroughfares

  • Slips and falls on icy or snowy sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, steps, stairs, ramps or similar areas

  • Trips and falls over debris, trash, supplies, merchandises, products, desks, torn carpet or linoleum, broken tiles

To obtain workers’ compensation benefits, you need to follow the procedures set forth in the New Jersey workers’ compensation statute. You’ll be required to notify your employer of your injury in a timely manner, and you will have to provide medical evidence of your injury. You may seek treatment from your own doctor, but your employer may also require you to submit to a physical examination by a doctor chosen by your employer.

Seeking Compensation from a Third Party

The New Jersey workers’ compensation laws only govern injuries caused by the negligence of your employer or a co-employee. If you are injured because of the wrongful act of a third party, though, you can file a lawsuit in civil court to pursue damages. The process will probably take longer, and will be more complex, but you are not limited to the damage amount set forth in the state workers’ compensation statute.

Contact the New Jersey Workplace Injury Lawyers at the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr

We offer a free initial consultation to anyone who has suffered an injury at work, including from a slip, trip or fall. To set up a meeting with an experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer at the Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr, contact us online or call us at 732-537-8570 (toll-free at 1-877-249-4600) for an appointment. There is no cost or obligation for your first meeting.

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