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Cherry Hill Warehouse Accident Attorneys
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Warehouses are dynamic workplaces that come with their own sets of hazards and risks, and injuries can have an extreme impact on workers and their families. Warehouse accidents can be serious and debilitating. Workers may suffer injuries such as broken bones, head injuries, and back injuries. In some cases, warehouse accidents can even be fatal.
At Ferrara & Gable in Cherry Hill, we understand the challenges you may be facing, and we are here to provide you with expert legal guidance and support. Whether you're a warehouse worker, supervisor, or visitor who has been injured in a warehouse accident, our experienced Cherry Hill warehouse accident attorneys are dedicated to protecting your rights, pursuing the compensation you deserve, and helping you along on the journey to recovery and justice.
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What are common warehouse accidents in Cherry Hill?
Common warehouse accidents include:
- Slips, trips, and falls. Slips, trips, and falls are one of the most common types of warehouse accidents. They can be caused by a variety of factors, such as spills, uneven surfaces, and poor lighting.
- Forklift accidents. Forklift accidents can be very serious and result in catastrophic injuries or death. Forklift accidents can be caused by operator error, mechanical failure, or improper loading of the forklift.
- Falling objects. Falling objects can cause serious injuries to warehouse workers. Objects can fall from shelves, racks, or forklifts.
- Machinery accidents. Warehouse workers may also be injured by machinery, such as conveyor belts and packaging machines.
- Chemical exposure. Warehouse workers may be exposed to hazardous chemicals, which can cause a variety of health problems, including respiratory problems, skin irritation, and cancer.
- Overexertion injuries. Warehouse workers may suffer overexertion injuries from lifting heavy objects or doing repetitive tasks.
- Caught-in or between accidents. Warehouse workers may be caught in or between objects, such as machinery or forklifts.
- Struck-by accidents. Warehouse workers may be struck by objects, such as falling objects or forklifts.
- Electrocution. Warehouse workers may be electrocuted if they come into contact with exposed electrical wires.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a warehouse accident, it is important to contact an experienced warehouse accident attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at Ferrara & Gable in Cherry Hill can help investigate the cause of the accident, identify the responsible parties, and file a claim for compensation.
Who is liable for my Cherry Hill warehouse accident?
Determining liability for a warehouse accident in Cherry Hill involves evaluating the specific circumstances surrounding the incident. Several parties may potentially be held liable, depending on the cause of the accident and the contributing factors. Liability may include:
- Employer liability. In some cases, employers may be held responsible for workplace accidents under workers' compensation laws. Workers' compensation is designed to provide injured employees with benefits regardless of fault, and it generally prohibits employees from suing their employers for injuries that occur in the course of employment. However, contractors and other types of workers may not be eligible for workers’ compensation.
- Third-party liability. While workers' compensation typically prevents employees from suing their employers, it does not bar them from pursuing third-party liability claims against parties other than their employers who may have contributed to the accident. For example, if a defective piece of equipment or machinery caused the injury, the manufacturer of the equipment could be held liable under product liability laws.
- Property owner or manager. If the warehouse is owned or managed by a separate entity from your employer, such as a landlord or property management company, they may share liability if hazardous conditions on the property led to your injury.
- Contractors and subcontractors. If subcontractors or contractors were involved in the construction or maintenance of the warehouse and their negligence or actions contributed to the accident, they may be held liable.
- Manufacturers or suppliers. If the accident was caused by a defective product or component used in the warehouse, the manufacturer or supplier of that product may be liable under product liability
- Negligent third parties. If the accident resulted from the negligence of a third party who is not your employer, such as a delivery driver or another contractor working at the site, they may be held responsible for the injury.
Determining liability in a warehouse accident case can be complex, and it often requires a thorough investigation. It is essential to consult with a Cherry Hill personal injury attorney to evaluate your case, identify liable parties, and determine the best course of action for seeking compensation. The attorneys at Ferrara & Gable can help protect your rights and ensure you receive the maximum compensation available for your injuries and losses.
What is the value of my Cherry Hill warehouse accident claim?
The compensation for which you may be eligible for a warehouse accident case can vary depending on several factors, including the severity of your injuries, liability, and the circumstances of the accident. Typically, though, compensation may include:
- Medical expenses. You may be entitled to reimbursement for all necessary medical expenses related to your injuries. This can include hospital bills, doctor's visits, surgeries, prescription medications, physical therapy, and any future medical care required for your recovery.
- Lost wages. If your injuries prevent you from working or result in a temporary or permanent disability, you may be eligible to receive compensation for lost wages. This includes the income you would have earned if you had not been injured.
- Pain and suffering. You may also be eligible for non-economic damages, such as compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and a reduced quality of life. The availability of these damages can vary based on the circumstances and applicable laws.
- Rehabilitation and therapy. Compensation may cover the costs of rehabilitation, physical therapy, vocational retraining, and other services necessary to help you regain your abilities and return to work.
- Wrongful death If a loved one died as a result of a warehouse accident, the surviving family members may be entitled to wrongful death benefits, including compensation for funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and emotional distress.
- Third-party claims. If a third party, such as a manufacturer or subcontractor, contributed to the accident, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim against them, potentially increasing your compensation.
It's important to note that workers' compensation typically covers medical expenses and a portion of lost wages, regardless of fault. However, pursuing a personal injury claim against a third party may provide additional compensation beyond what workers' compensation offers. We also understand that not everyone has access to workers’ compensation, and we can advise you on your rights to sue.
To determine the specific compensation available in your warehouse accident case, our attorneys can evaluate your situation, identify liable parties, and help you pursue the appropriate legal remedies. Our Cherry Hill injury lawyers work to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible for your injuries and losses.
Do you have a Cherry Hill warehouse accident attorney near me?
Ferrara & Gable maintains an office at 601 Longwood Avenue in Cherry Hill, NJ. Parking is available, and a bus stop is right up the block on Rt. 38. We can schedule a phone or video consultation if you are too injured or ill to travel.
Cherry Hill warehouse accident and injury lawyers serving South Jersey
If you've suffered an injury in a warehouse accident, you don't have to face the legal challenges and complexities alone. The dedicated team of warehouse accident attorneys at Ferrara & Gable is here to fight for your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that warehouse injuries can take, and we're committed to being your advocates every step of the way. Let us assess your case, identify liable parties, and determine the best course of action to secure the maximum compensation available for your injuries and losses. Call our Cherry Hill offices or contact us today. Proudly serving Camden County, Burlington County & all of South Jersey.