South Plainfield, NJ – South Ave Nitric Acid Leak Hospitalizes FourNY/NJ Legal News
South Plainfield, NJ (August 18, 2022) – Two trucking company employees and two police officers were hospitalized after a trailer began leaking nitric acid on Wednesday, August 17th in South Plainfield.
At about 6:45 p.m., borough police responded to Jimmy’s Trucking in the 100th block of South Avenue for reports of a chemical container smoking and leaking. Upon arrival, officers discovered a trailer in the back parking lot spilling an unknown substance, which was later determined to be nitric acid.
The business was evacuated, and residents of the neighboring Celebrations condominium were made aware of the situation.
The investigation is ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Workplace Accidents in New Jersey
In most situations, a typical employee is unable to sue their employer for a job site injury. There are, however, some cases where an injured worker could be entitled to file a personal injury suit to recover financial compensation for their workplace injuries and other damages.
The hundreds of workers that sustain job site injuries in New Jersey are usually covered by their workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ comp benefits are sufficient for covering medical care and a percentage of your lost wages but are often inadequate when it comes to covering the total cost of your damages, especially in cases involving permanent injury or wrongful death.
Parties who could be held responsible for workplace injuries generally include the owner of the hazardous building, or property on which the accident took place, or the designer or manufacturer of a dangerous or defective piece of machinery or equipment that caused the injury. Additional negligent parties may include subcontractors or independent contractors working on the job site.
Our personal injury attorneys at Metro Law have more than four decades of experience helping thousands of families obtain the justice and financial compensation they deserve for the losses they sustain due to workplace negligence. Contact our job site injury lawyers in New Jersey at (800) 460-6476 to see how we can help you.
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