Factory And Plant Workers
Factory Workers’ Death Benefit Claims
The unexpected death of any individual is difficult to accept, much less that of a hard-working breadwinner whose income is relied upon by his or her family. For many blue collar workers, putting food on the table or keeping a roof over their children’s heads can be a daily struggle.
Unfortunately, many factory and manufacturing plant workers are faced not only with the uncertainties of boom and bust economic swings, but also the physical dangers that present themselves day in and day out on the job. Sadly, thousands of industrial workers are killed in the workplace every year all across the country. Here in New Jersey, employees working in factories and plants can receive fatal injuries at almost any time during the workday.
As a workers’ comp death benefit law firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is dedicated to helping families who have lost a loved one as a result of a tragic on-the-job factory floor accident. Our skilled team of workers’ compensation lawyers is trained to assist surviving spouses and dependent children when it comes to filing death claims.
Following the unexpected death of a spouse or parent while at work, families of the victim are often left wondering how they will make ends meet. A sudden death not only brings grief and deep sorrow to the survivors, but financial burdens can also quickly mount. In addition to funeral and burial costs, extensive doctor and hospital charges for treatment prior to a loved one’s passing are one of the potentially devastating financial burdens that families must deal with in the wake of a fatal on-the-job accident.
Factory Floor Accidental Deaths
As skilled legal professionals, our team of highly trained New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers can help guide your family through the claims process, as well as assist with any third-party lawsuits that may also be required. Our experience with survival claim cases can help alleviate some of the financial burden associated with the accidental death of a wage earner following a fatal on-the-job accident.
As workers’ comp attorneys, we have the training and experience to help bereaved families cope with the often devastating financial blow that many fatal workplace-related accidents present. The death of a spouse, parent or other family member is often one of the most difficult events that anyone of us will go through; there is no reason why financial hardship should make the lives of survivors even more difficult during this stressful and uncertain time.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a tragic factory or manufacturing plant accident in Hudson, Essex, Camden or any of the other counties in New Jersey, we recommend that you contact our law offices to set up a no-obligation legal consultation. Daniel Santarsiero, Esq., has extensive experience with survival claims following fatal industrial accidents. You may contact him, or one of our other skilled attorneys at 800-999-0897. Workplace fatalities take place every day all across the United States, but there is no reason why you have to deal with the claims process on your own.
Fatal Manufacturing Plant Accident Claims
Thousands of men and women throughout the Garden State are employed in industrial workplaces and manufacturing plants each of which poses its own risks every hour of the workday. As experts in the field of workers’ comp insurance claims, our firm is well aware that industrial employees hold some of the most dangerous jobs in the world.
From parts fabrication and components manufacturing to chemical processing and plating operations, accidents can take place suddenly and without warning, leading many times to serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Although federal workplace safety regulations have been created by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to help protect factory workers and manufacturing personnel, negligence by plant management or outright disregard for OSHA regulations can easily make for an unsafe working environment. The following is a brief list of OSHA regulations that are routinely violated by employers:
- Trip-and-fall protection (OSHA Reg. 29 CFR 1926.501)
- Communication of shop floor hazards (OSHA Reg. 29 CFR 1910.1200
- Providing proper respiratory protection (OSHA Reg. 29 CFR 1910.134)
- Equipment controls; lock-out/tag-out of hazardous voltages (OSHA Reg. 29 CFR 1910.147)
- Industrial truck/forklift/hi-low operation (materials handling) (OSHA Reg. 29 CFR 1910.178)
- Equipment operation/machine safety guard usage (OSHA Reg. 29 CFR 1910.212)
All employers in the Garden State must carry workers’ compensation insurance or be approved for self-insurance (exceptions include firms that have coverage through federal programs). Workers’ compensation is essentially “no fault” insurance created to provide benefits to the worker following an injury accident, or financial relief for his surviving family members in cases of a fatal on-the-job accident.
Workers’ Comp Benefits Recovery Lawyers
If an individual is killed while working at his or her job (including deaths caused by an occupational-related diseases, such as asbestosis or mesothelioma), death benefits are triggered so that the surviving dependent family members may recover monetary compensation. Suing the victim’s employer is barred by law in such cases; however, if a third party is found to have played a part in the employee’s death, the survivors may choose to retain a law firm to pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible party(s).
If your family has lost a husband, wife, father or mother, you owe it to yourself and your family to understand the benefits accorded you by law through the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act. The law stipulates that if a factory or plant worker is killed in a job-related industrial accident, the victim’s family should be able to receive financial compensation.
Understanding your rights to workers’ comp death benefits is extremely important for any surviving spouse and/or dependent children who have recently lost a loved one to a tragic manufacturing accident. At the law offices of the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, death benefit claims experts are trained to handle survival claim cases.
In addition to the recovery of lost wages, other related costs, such as mortuary and burial charges, as well as medical expenses incurred prior to the victim’s death should also be included as part of the survivors’ death claim. Our services are available to assist surviving spouses and dependent children recover the workers’ comp benefits due them under New Jersey law, regardless of whether the death occurred in Mercer, Essex, Monmouth, Middlesex, Bergen, Passaic, Union, Hudson, Morris or any other county in the Garden State.
Please contact Mr. Santarsiero at 800-999-0897 for a free, no-obligation consultation. If you choose to retain our services following this initial consultation, our firm will represent you on a contingent-fee basis (no legal fees to be charged unless we make a recovery on your behalf). We are ready and willing to help. Our lawyers can guide you through the process in order to receive the compensation you deserve.