Bone Fractures & Amputations
New Jersey Workplace Fracture & Amputation Lawyers
Fractures and amputations often occur in New Jersey workplaces, especially around heavy equipment and machinery. These injuries may require extensive and expensive medical treatment. The injured worker may be unable to work again at full capacity – if at all.
If you are a New Jersey worker who has suffered a work-related fracture or amputation, contact us today for a free initial consultation by calling 1-800-LAW-2000 or using our online form.
New Jersey Workplace Fractures
A New Jersey worker can suffer a fractured arm, hand, finger, leg, foot or toe injury in a workplace accident. Broken collarbones, hips and shoulders are also common. Some of the leading causes of workplace fractures include:
- Tripping over an object;
- Slipping on a wet, oily or uneven floor or surface;
- Falling from a ladder, scaffold, crane or other high place;
- Being crushed by a heavy object or piece of equipment;
- Being involved in a vehicle accident, including a tractor-trailer wreck, delivery truck crash or a collision involving a forklift or skid steer;
- Slipping on ice, snow, oil or grease.
The amount of medical treatment and time away from work that you will need to recover depends on the severity of the fracture. Fractures generally fall into two categories: Closed / simple (the bone does not penetrate the skin) or open / compound fractures (the bone breaks through the skin). The most common types of fractures include:
- Hairline/stress fracture: A small crack in the bone does not disturb the bone’s alignment.
- Greenstick fracture: The bone bends or partially breaks, such as in an incident involving a sudden twisting action.
- Spiral fracture: This serious break runs around a bone as the result of heavy force.
- Comminuted fracture: In this break the bone is crushed or shattered as the result of a heavy application of force.
- Transverse/oblique fracture: This break runs at a right angle (transverse) or a diagonal angle (oblique) to the bone’s long axis.
- Compacted fracture: Fragments of bone are driven into each other.
- Compression fracture: This fracture occurs when bones in the vertebrae (spine) are compressed.
New Jersey Workplace Amputations
New Jersey employees who work in the manufacturing, construction and agriculture sectors may be at a greater risk for job-related amputations than those who work in other jobs, Occupational Safety and Health Administration data indicates.
According to OSHA, amputations frequently occur when workers operate around unguarded or improperly safeguarded mechanical power presses, power press brakes, conveyors, printing presses, roll-forming and roll-bending machines, food slicers, meat grinders, meat-cutting saws, band saws, drill presses, milling machines, shears, grinders and slitters. They can also occur when using forklifts, trash compactors and hand tools.
An arm, hand, finger, leg, foot or toe can be at risk of amputation when it is caught in the point of operation or a flywheel, pulley, belt, chain, coupling, spindle, cam, gear or other moving parts of a machine, such as a mixer, press or extruding machine.
Contact Our New Jersey Workplace Fracture & Amputation Lawyers Today
If you have suffered a workplace fracture or amputation, contact a New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer at Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., today. You may be eligible to receive medical benefits that will pay for surgery and rehabilitation as well as disability benefits that will allow you to receive income while recovering from a traumatic incident.
Our experienced, skilled and dedicated New Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys have secured compensation for thousands of injured employees and their families throughout New Jersey. We have a record of securing more than $350 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients.
Call us toll-free at 1-800-LAW-2000 or use our online form for a free initial consultation, including home and hospital consultations. We can discuss whether you should pursue a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party personal injury lawsuit, or both. We charge no fee unless there is a recovery for you and your family.