When you are hurt or injured while performing your duties as an employee, there is a specialized area of the law that allows workers to recover money damages including lost wages, medical bills and a permanency award for pain and suffering. Under New Jersey and Pennsylvania law, employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance in order to pay these benefits. Workers’ compensation covers all physical injuries including neck, back and shoulder injuries, broken bones, damage to discs, foot, leg, knee, and ankle injuries, amputations, brain injuries, burns, hearing damage, and any other occupational-related disease or death. In fact, even if your condition was aggravated by working at your job you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These work-related benefits are payable regardless of whether you are at fault or not. If you are hurt on the job call ROSSETTI & DEVOTO, P.C. to learn more about how to file a workers’ compensation claim petition to recover damages for your injuries and losses.
RECENT SETTLEMENTS AND VERDICTS IN WORKPLACE INJURY CASES
$2.65 Million settlement for Industrial Explosion. Three prominent law firms all turned case down. A Camden City resident will receive $2,650,000.00 in settlement of claims arising out of an industrial explosion. Our client was 44 years old at the time when he was injured during the work place explosion. Lou DeVoto handled this catastrophic, high risk case.
$1,500,000 settlement for a man who was severely injured in an industrial explosion when a manufacturer of a regulator failed to warn users of the dangerous nature of its product. Andy Rossetti represented the injured man.
$1.2 Million out-of-court settlement paid by various companies to the plaintiff, who contracted leukemia from exposure to a workplace chemical. Lou DeVoto assisted in the representation of the young women
$600,000 settlement for the wrongful death of a Vietnamese immigrant who was killed when he was crushed by a roll of steel. The steel mill failed to incorporate OSHA safety practices into its handling of steel. Lou DeVoto handled the case.
$436,500 recovery for construction worker poisoned by carbon monoxide on poorly ventilated jobsite. GC held responsible. Andy Rossetti represented the injured man.