Can I file a lawsuit for a forklift accident at a marine terminal in NJ?


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A: Marine terminal and dock workers who are injured on the job can file a workers’ compensation claim to receive medical benefits and lost wages. However, there may be claims in addition to or on top of, the workers’ compensation claim.

The following are some examples of claims made against other parties in a NJ forklift-terminal accident case:

  • forklift operating companies for negligent training of forklift operators,
  • forklift service companies for negligent repair/maintenance,
  • forklift manufacturers for product liability, or
  • terminals for negligent operation.

The benefit of these kinds of claims is that the injured worker can obtain compensation for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, etc. It is crucial to have the case evaluated properly to determine liability of all parties.

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To submit your case for review by our Pennsylvania and New Jersey longshore and marine terminal accident lawyers, call Click To Call.  Our lawyers are available for a free, no obligation legal consultation, and can obtain special admission in other states, such as New York or Delaware, on a case by case basis.

Our longshore accident attorneys serve workers in the following areas: Allegheny County, PA; Berks County, PA; Bucks County, PA; Chester County, PA; Delaware County, PA; Lehigh County, PA; Montgomery County, PA; Northampton County, PA: Philadelphia County, PA; Atlantic County, NJ; Burlington County, NJ; Camden County, NJ; Cumberland County, NJ; Gloucester County, NJ; Salem County, NJ; New Castle County, DE; Kent County, DE; Atlantic City, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Newark, NJ; Doylestown, PA; Media, PA; West Chester, PA; Norristown, PA; Camden, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Newark, DE; Georgetown, DE; and New Castle, DE. Our lawyers can obtain special admission in other states on a case by case basis.

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Published: June 12, 2012