New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Accidental Death Lawyer
A large number of workplace fatalities result from some form of accident. There is a virtually endless list of ways a worker can be killed in an accident and, unfortunately, such events like these occur all the time. We assume that you had the misfortune of having a loved one who was killed during the course of his or her employment in an accident given that you are researching this issue. Whether you are the spouse, child or some other dependant, our New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers can help you. Daniel Santarsiero, Esq., and the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have decades of experience representing the surviving spouses and children of workers killed in accidents on the job. We have the know-how to help you through this difficult time and successfully prosecute dependency death claim in Hudson County, Essex County, Camden County, Union County, Monmouth County and anywhere else in the state of New Jersey. To speak to an attorney about a fatal accident at work involving your loved one, call our office at 800-999-0897.
Workplace Accident Death Claim
New Jersey has a higher population density and has more commerce than most states so it is only natural that it has a larger percentage of the national workplace deaths occurred within its borders. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that approximately 5,000 workers are killed in accidents in private industry almost every year. Statistics demonstrate that certain risks and factors result in deaths more frequently than others, and there is no doubting that the largest percentage of fatalities are caused by some form of construction accident. Mr. Santarsiero represents surviving spouses and children of workers killed in accidents, including those fatally injured because of a:
- Motor vehicle accident
- Defective machine or product
- Being struck by an object
- Forklift accidents
- Fire or explosion
- Confined space
- Train accident or derailment
- Boating or maritime accident
- Aviation or plane accident
If you are a dependent who lost your loved one in an accident or as a result of an occupational exposure, you are entitled to benefits under the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act. These benefits include funeral reimbursement, payment of medical expenses and replacement of lost income. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are highly knowledgeable in survival claim cases and have the tools to ensure that you receive the maximum benefits allowable by law.
Workers’ Compensation Survivor Claim Attorney In New Jersey
The probability of the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier paying a death claim without the filing of a formal claim petition is almost zero in our opinion. In fact, we have never heard of a scenario where income replacement benefits were paid on behalf of a deceased worker without the claimant hiring an attorney to prosecute the matter. The truth is that the insurer is in business to make money, and it is not going to seek you out to voluntarily pay a claim that will likely require payments for many years. You will need to retain an experienced compensation lawyer if you want to recover death benefits. Our attorneys are skilled in this area of law and are prepared to represent you in any workers’ compensation court in New Jersey, including the division located in Monmouth County, Middlesex County, Ocean County, Mercer County and Atlantic County. To discuss the specifics of your situation, contact Mr. Santarsiero anytime 24/7 at 800-999-0897 for a free consultation. If you choose to retain our firm following this discussion, we will represent you on a contingent-fee basis, which means that we will not charge any legal fees unless we make a recovery on your behalf.