Were you injured on the job in New Jersey?

You are entitled to financial compensation, even if you were negligent. We will help you get the compensation you deserve—and we only get paid if we win your case!

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A work-related injury can have a devastating effect on your day-to-day life. And the bills can really start to pile up. In fact, some work-related injuries can be so severe that you may find it impossible to continue working. The good news is that employers in New Jersey are generally required to provide medical services and disability benefits for job-related injuries. The bad news is that many employers and their insurance providers will resist paying workers’ compensation claims.

New Jersey is a no-fault state for workers’ compensation. This means that you are entitled to compensation even if the injury was caused by your own negligence. If you’ve suffered a work-related injury in Cherry Hill, NJ, or any surrounding counties, an experienced workers’ compensation attorney at the Law Firm of Craig A. Altman can help ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.


What are the most common injuries resulting in workers’ compensation claims in New Jersey?

A work-related injury can include anything from a minor knee injury to a debilitating brain or spinal injury.  If an on-the-job injury has tragically caused a loved one’s death, surviving family members may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.

On-the-job injuries are often caused by:

  • Construction site accidents – These can include machinery accidents, forklift accidents, unsafe scaffolding, and falling objects.
  • Chemical or toxic exposures – Exposure to environmental hazards can cause serious health problems, including respiratory or pulmonary complications.
  • Burn accidents – Faulty electrical wiring or fire can cause debilitating injuries.
  • Repetitive trauma – A good example of a work-related injury caused by repetitive motion is carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Motor vehicle accidents – Workers’ comp benefits may be triggered if a person’s job responsibilities require him or her to drive.
  • Violence in the workplace – A person may be the victim of an assault or violent attack while at work.
  • Defective products
  • Slip & fall accidents

What steps must I take to file a workers’ compensation claim in NJ?

Nearly every worker who performs services for wages in New Jersey is covered by workman’s’ comp laws, which apply to full-time workers, part-time workers, and seasonal workers. Even employers with just one employee must comply with workers’ compensation requirements in the state where they are employed. Federal employees are typically covered under federal workers’ comp law.

  • If you are injured on the job, the first thing that you must do is notify your employer. They are required to report your injury to the Division of Workers’ Compensation in NJ.
  • Your employer or your employer’s insurance provider will subsequently investigate your claim before rendering a decision about whether you qualify for permanent or temporary disability benefits.
  • We can help you appeal an unfavorable decision by filing a claim petition to have your case heard at a hearing before a special Workers’ Compensation judge.

What if my employer’s insurance company resists paying my workers’ compensation claim?

We can help you navigate the complex workers’ compensation process. We can also help you determine whether you can sue your employer for additional compensation. Perhaps most importantly, we can fight insurance companies that resist providing you with full and fair compensation. They may argue that your injury was pre-existing, or they may try to blame a third party for your injury. The bottom line is that you really need to have an experienced attorney on your side throughout the workers’ compensation process.

Don’t let a missed deadline prevent you from receiving benefits for your compensation claim.

It is imperative that you do not delay in speaking with an attorney because the clock is ticking on your claim. In New Jersey, injured workers have just 120 days to report their injuries. Unfortunately, sometimes an injured person can get overwhelmed with doctors’ visits and the pain from the injuries they have sustained. In these cases, it can be easy to overlook legal requirements. If you miss a deadline, you could lose the right to file a workers’ compensation claim and be denied all future benefits.

The experienced workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman can make sure that all necessary documentation is filed in a timely fashion. We’ve helped countless clients file successful workers’ compensation claims. Let us handle the legal aspects of your claim while you focus on your recovery and your physical well-being.
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The Law Firm of Craig A. Altman Helps Injured Workers in Philadelphia, PA and South Jersey.

If you’ve been injured in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, the Law Firm of Craig. A. Altman will help you. Our experienced personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers know what it takes to get you a large financial settlement. You can call us 24 hours a day at 215-569-4488, or you can use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case.

If we don’t secure a recovery for you, you don’t owe us a dime.

We work on contingency. This means that you don’t pay us anything unless we win your case. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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(215) 569-4488


(856) 327-8899

Philadelphia, PA

19 S. 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA

Vineland, NJ

1173 E Landis Ave Suite 103 Vineland, NJ

Pennsauken, NJ

6951 North Park Drive Pennsauken, NJ