New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Do you know most workplace injuries are covered under your employer’s Workers’ Compensation Benefits? If you’re injured on the job, you should know your rights to fair compensation under your Workers’ Compensation program. And you should have strong, experienced Workers’ Compensation attorneys on your side to help you.
How does Workers’ Compensation work?
New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law and your rights
When an employee is injured as a result of a workplace accident, or in an accident while doing offsite work for an employer, the employee has rights to compensation, provided the employee’s injuries aren’t due to their own negligence or illegal conduct. Workers’ compensation covers most work-related injuries, but not all. Each scenario is different and consequently, no two cases are the same. Make sure to speak with an attorney to find out if your injuries qualify for Workers’ Compensation Benefits.
If you’re injured on the job, get help immediately.
After an on-the-job injury, the first response really depends on the severity of your injuries.
How to handle non-urgent workplace injuries
If it’s a non-urgent injury, notify a supervisor immediately. Your employer should be able to direct you on next steps to seek medical care. Employers have policies and procures in place for employee injuries. It is essential for you to follow those policies to the letter. Failure to do so may compromise your Workers’ Compensation claim.
All the while, take photos and document the hazardous conditions that resulted in your injuries. If possible, get help from coworkers with this task. It may help to have witnesses in the event of a lawsuit.
How to handle urgent or life-threatening threatening workplace injuries
If you experience a serious or life-threatening injury, get help and seek medical attention immediately. Your health comes first. In an emergency situation, you may not have a chance to first tell your employer about your injury. That’s ok. Seek medical attention first.
Get assistance from coworkers who can help get you to safety, and can corroborate your injury claims, should a lawsuit be in your future. Once you’ve seen a medical professional, and are physically capable of contacting your employer, do so and follow company procedures to initiate your Workers’ Compensation claim.
Be aware that employers and insurance companies are in the business of preventing financial loss to the company. Consequently, they may be difficult to deal with. Insurance companies may outright challenge your injuries in an effort to deny you fair compensation.
Do not hesitate to seek help from a Workers’ Compensation attorney. Workers’ Compensation attorneys are personal injury lawyers with a specialization in handling Workers’ Compensation cases. Do your research to ensure you’re dealing with an attorney that is experienced in handling Workers’ Compensation cases.
We are an experienced personal injury law firm with a dedicated Workers’ Compensation practice area. Our legal team is trained in this field and can help you navigate the legal hurdles that await you.
Talk to us about your case for free.
You’ve already experienced the trauma of your injuries. Allow us to help minimize the pain. Our office welcomes you to come in for a free case review, where we will examine and assist you with your claim, discuss your injuries, make a plan to get you fairly compensated for your injuries.
If you or a loved one has been hurt at work, contact us for a free consultation.