Workers Compensation FAQSeptember 5, 2019

Workers Compensation: The most common question we hear at the firm is what exactly is workers compensation? In short, Workers’ compensation is a “no fault” insurance program that provides the following benefits to employees who suffer job-related injuries or illnesses; medical benefits, temporary total benefits, permanent partial, benefits permanent and total benefits. Workers Compensation also provides …

Elevator Worker Settles Injury Lawsuit for $1.2 MillionJuly 29, 2019

Worksite Accident: An elevator mechanic foreman who suffered a shoulder injury at a building construction site agreed to a $1.2 million settlement in his Essex County suit. The plaintiff was injured when he walked into the elevator machine room on the 14th floor. The areas adjacent to the elevator machinery had a raised computer floor, making …

$1 Million for Worksite Hand InjuryJanuary 12, 2019

A man whose hand was crushed while he was repairing a machine at a paper recycling facility agreed to a $1,000,000 settlement in his Middlesex County suit. The plaintiff was making a repairs at a facility in New Brunswick when a reversible conveyor belt unexpectedly began to rotate. As a result, it crushed his hand …

$5.6 Million Settlement for Work Site Fall in Union CountyNovember 6, 2018

A roofer who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a 40-foot fall agreed to a $5,625,000 settlement in his Union County suit. The plaintiff was installing skylights on a commercial building in Elizabeth, NJ, when he fell to the ground. As a result of the fall, he sustained fractures to the right wrist, forearm, left …

$1 Million for Job Site ElectrocutionNovember 25, 2017

The estate of an electrician who died while performing maintenance on an office building agreed to a $1,000,000 settlement in a Middlesex County lawsuit. Peter Chamas of Gill & Chamas in Woodbridge, NJ represented the estate. The building manager requested that locks on various electrical components be replaced with new ones. The plaintiff worked with his …

$4.5 Million for Permanently Injured State EmployeeFebruary 4, 2017

A state employee permanently injured while working on a highway accepts $4.5 million to settle his Passaic County suit. The plaintiff of Paterson, 47, a state Department of Transportation employee, was operating a lawn tractor along the shoulder of Interstate 80 in Totowa when a speeding, fully loaded dump truck rear-ended a passenger car nearby, …

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settles for $1.1 MillionFebruary 1, 2017

Wrongful Death Lawsuit: The estate of a warehouse worker who was killed when a crate of steel rods fell on him accepted $1.11 million from a settlement. The estates attorney, Peter Chamas of Gill and Chamas in Woodbridge, said the crates were stacked seven high, and one fell on the plaintiff as he and two …

$1 Million for Work Site AccidentDecember 9, 2016

A cement truck driver settled his Monmouth County lawsuit for $1,000,000. The plaintiff was injured delivering to a construction site in Paramus, NJ. He was pouring concrete from his truck that was to be pumped into the site. The hose that was attached from the pump disengaged and struck the left knee of the plaintiff. …

Fatal Power Plant Lawsuit Settles for $2.6 MillionNovember 2, 2016

The estate of an electrical worker, who was killed inside a power plant’s condenser-unite fan that switched on while he was servicing it, agreed to accept a $2.6 million settlement from the operators of the plant. The estates attorney, Peter Chamas of Gill and Chamas in Woodbridge, gave this account of the accident: The plaintiff, …

US Labor Department awards $10.5M in grantsSeptember 13, 2016

News Release directly from OSHA “US Labor Department awards $10.5M in workplace safety and health training grants to 77 organizations to help high-risk workers, employers: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has awarded $10.5 million in one-year federal safety and health training grants to 77 nonprofit organizations nationwide. The grants will …