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warehouse forklift accidentINJURED IN AN AMAZON WAREHOUSE/DISTRIBUTION CENTER ACCIDENT? ASK OUR WORKERS’ COMP LAWYERS IN SOUTH JERSEY FOR HELP

Amazon is one of the largest retailers in the United States and the world. With humble beginnings out of a single-family home, it quickly expanded to deliver a variety of products and services to consumers throughout the country. Amazon’s rapid growth over the last five to ten years has resulted in an increased need for warehouses, distribution centers, and employees to staff them.

While most of these facilities are properly constructed, safely maintained, and staff is well-trained, unfortunately, that is not always the case. Far too many employees suffer workplace injuries at Amazon warehouses and Amazon distribution centers. If you or a loved one were seriously injured as an employee of Amazon or an Amazon affiliate, call our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers in South Jersey to learn what your rights to compensation may be under New Jersey law. Amazon is required to provide workers’ compensation benefits to injured workers or work-related injuries including medical expenses, medical treatment, medical care, temporary disability benefits, and additional compensation depending on the facts of your case.

At The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman, we offer FREE consultations to review your case and explain what your rights may be under NJ law. This includes rights to compensation under workers’ compensation, in a personal injury action, for a third-party claim, or with Social Security Benefits (SSDI/SSI). Learn which type of compensation and benefits you may be entitled to by speaking with our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers in South Jersey.

How Our Workers’ Comp Law Firm Can Help You

Our personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm can handle your WC claim at any stage, whether you have already submitted an application, need to provide further evidence, or have been denied.  Our compassionate team can help you:

  • Evaluate your claim for liability and what options you have for a personal injury action versus a workers’ compensation claim

  • Give notice to Amazon of a workplace injury or illness

  • Obtain and organize medical records

  • File a formal claim with the WC carrier

  • Respond to requests for evidence or questions from the WC adjuster

  • Hire experts to evaluate you and contest the WC’s independent medical examiner’s report/findings

  • Negotiate or settle regarding your injuries and disability percentage

  • File an appeal, if necessary

  • Represent you at a hearing

  • Seek your legal remedies in court, if necessary

  • Evaluate and negotiate a lump sum settlement if appropriate, and

  • Handle any other questions that you may have after your Amazon warehouse or Amazon distribution center accident in South Jersey.

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*The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman does not offer any guarantee of case results. Past success in litigation does not guarantee success in any new or future lawsuit.

Why Hire Craig Altman for Your Workers' Compensation Case?

Understanding Workers' Compensation in New Jersey

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault benefits program in New Jersey that allows injured warehouse workers to recover medical bills and lost wages.  Because it is a no-fault system, an injured worker does not need to establish liability or fault against an employer or defendant.  Rather, an employee needs to establish that the injuries or illness are related to employment—not how they were hurt or who is responsible.

What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?

Workers’ compensation benefits cover a work-related injury or a work-related illness.  These injuries or illnesses must be related to employment and caused, at least in part, by the employment.

EXAMPLES OF WORKPLACE-RELATED INJURIES

Amazon warehouse and Amazon distribution center injuries that may be covered include the following:
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Broken bones
  • Knee injuries
  • Organ injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Repetitive motions and repetitive stress injuries
  • Fall accidents
  • Warehouse accidents and warehouse injury
  • Heavy objects
  • Blindness
  • Burn injuries
  • Lacerations or significant disfigurement
  • Hip injuries
  • Amputations or loss of a limb
  • Muscle injuries
  • Tendon or ligament tears
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Wrongful death, and
  • Other personal injuries suffered by an Amazon employee that is related to employment.

EXAMPLES OF WORKPLACE-RELATED ILLNESSES

There are several different types of Amazon warehouse or Amazon distribution center injuries that may be covered by WC benefits, including the following:
  • Toxic mold
  • Chemical exposure
  • Poor air quality
  • Cleaning agent exposure
  • Toxic fumes
  • Gasoline or other toxic agent exposure or harm
  • Job-related cancers due to any exposure, and
  • Many other types of serious illnesses may be caused by employment at an Amazon warehouse or Amazon distribution center in New Jersey.

Common Causes of Amazon Accidents in New Jersey

Although Amazon employs strong safety protocols and markets itself as a safe-work environment that assures occupational safety and employee safety, statistics reveal otherwise. According to studies, Amazon workers have roughly 80% more serious personal injuries than other workers at similar businesses/competitors.  Part of this is due to the fast-paced environment that Amazon fosters, including the pressing time-is-money and quick deliveries ideology of the business.  This causes employees to cut corners in order to make deadlines, or face penalties for failing to meet overly-aggressive goals. In the end, occupational injury is a serious issue and injured workers have a right to recover compensation if injured on the job. As a result, some of the most common types of Amazon accidents include the following:
  • Construction accidents
  • Crushing accidents or caught in-between
  • Objects falling from a height
  • Employees falling from a height
  • Forklift accidents
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Slip and falls or trip and falls on spilled products, floor defects, and other hazardous conditions
  • Chemical exposure
  • Mold or toxic mold exposure
  • Repetitive use injuries
  • Bending and lifting injuries
  • Loading a tractor-trailer or cargo truck errors
  • Hit by a vehicle
  • Burn injuries or explosions
  • Conveyer belt injuries
  • Lacerations and cuts with tools or packages, and
  • Other common causes of Amazon warehouse or Amazon distribution center accidents in New Jersey.

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Here's how it works.

First, you set up a free consultation for an evaluation of your potential workers’ comp case. There is no fee. This free consultation is when the law firm reviews the details of your case, and the workers’ compensation attorney recommendations are strategized.

From there, if the law offices of Craig A. Altman take on your case, it will be on a contingency fee basis. This means they do not get paid unless they obtain fair compensation for their client. This ensures they are your advocate and are focused on representing you in your workers’ compensation claim for benefits.

Craig Altman and his team will handle all matters related to your workers’ compensation case, including initial interviews, workers’ compensation insurance company follow-up conferences, the preparation and review of all legal documents, review of your medical records, medical bills and medical reports, communications with insurance company representatives and their attorneys, court appearances and conferences as well as hearings and trials. The Altman team will also counsel you on settlement offers, lump sum settlements and any other offer the employer or their third-party insurance company make to you.  All questions regarding your rights, the progress of your case, fair settlement or trial strategy, and any concerns you have will be addressed by the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman directly to you.

Tough Cases. Tougher Lawyers.

The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman is proud of the reputation it has built successfully negotiating and litigating for clients who have suffered personal injuries due to someone’s negligence.

Learn more about this personal injury law firm, the legal team, and its verdicts and settlements. An experienced attorney is what you will need and want if you seek to obtain maximum compensation for your injury case.

Hurt in an Amazon Warehouse or Distribution Center Accident? Call Our Workers' Compensation Lawyers in South Jersey

Amazon is one of the largest employers in the world.  Despite this, it is one of the most dangerous employers for warehouse workers and distribution center employees.  While Amazon maintains strong WC policies, that does not mean that WC benefits are always paid.  Sometimes managers, supervisors, or independent medical examiners make it more difficult for an injured employee to recover WC benefits that they should be entitled to.

If you are having trouble with your WC claim, call our experienced workers’ compensation attorney in South Jersey for help at The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman by dialing (856) 327-8899 or by using our “contact us” box available here.  We are here to help victims and their families recover the workers’ compensation benefits that you may be entitled to under New Jersey law.

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