Although you may not know it, workers’ compensation law is a bit different than other areas of personal injury. In New Jersey, workers’ compensation is considered the ultimate in no-fault insurance. This means that you do not have to prove that someone else caused your on-the-job injury. Notwithstanding, there are some select occasions when your claim may be denied by the workers’ compensation insurance company.
Under New Jersey workers’ compensation laws, there are a number of benefits that are available for on the job injuries. For starters, your employer must provide you with what is known as authorized medical treatment. Next, you are entitled to a certain percentage of wage reimbursement. Finally, you may also be eligible for some amount of permanent disability. This does not necessarily mean you will never be able to return to work. Permanent disability may be either partial or total in nature.
At the Ocean County Law Offices of DiFrancia & DeDona P.C., we have many years of experience representing those involved in work accidents. Our workers' compensation lawyers will guide you through the process and communicate with the insurance company to ensure you receive benefits on a timely basis. We are available to assist you whether your claim has been accepted or denied by your employer and the workers’ compensation insurance carrier.
If you have a lost a loved one to a work-related accident, our dedicated attorneys and staff will discuss any dependency benefits due to you.
We will closely evaluate your situation in order to determine whether or not you have received all remuneration due to you. Additionally, if someone other than your employer or a co-employee caused your work accident, we will speak with you about a companion claim. This is known as a third party lawsuit.
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Our Ocean County worker's compensation lawyers will work hard to recover the benefits you deserve. Not all workers’ compensation injuries are due to individual accidents. In some cases, years of occupational exposure may result in a repetitive stress injury or disease.