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 New Jersey 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.
Experienced Workers Compensation Lawyers New Jersey
Our New Jersey 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.
All things considered, the nature of work accidents varies depending on the type of employment. Someone who works in a factory or warehouse is at different risks than an office worker or truck driver. Nevertheless, we have compiled the following list of the most common job-related accidents:
- Accidents that occur as a result of excessive pulling, pushing, lifting, throwing, holding or carrying any types of objects
- Slip and fall accidents
- Strikes by a falling object
- Repetitive motion accidents
- Motor vehicle crashes that occur during the course of employment
- Machine accidents, including amputations or entrapment
- Assault by another employee
- Injuries caused by the extreme temperatures
- Equipment malfunction
- Occupational exposure to dangerous substances or materials
Of course, this is just a brief list of the many types of on the job injuries. If you are hurt at work, our workers’ compensation lawyers are ready to assist you.
New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Ready to Help
Generally, it is always better to have someone assist you than to deal with the workers’ compensation carrier on your own. You will not be required to pay money up front, and attorney’s fees are determined by the judge at the end of the case. Here’s how we can help:
- By explaining and discussing all the details and requirements of New Jersey workers’ compensation law;
- By ensuring you are afforded authorized and appropriate medical care for your work-related injuries;
- By checking to make sure you are properly compensated for temporary disability;
- By engaging in negotiations regarding your eligibility for partial or total disability payments.
We understand how difficult it can be when you are injured and cannot provide for your loved ones. Our workers’ compensation attorneys are available to make the process easy, understandable, and as stress-free as possible.
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Were you hurt at work? Or, did you lose a loved one due to an on the job accident? At the Law Offices of DiFrancia & DeDona P.C, our goal is to handle your workers’ compensation claim while you recover from your injuries. Give us a call to see how we can help!