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Can You Get Workers’ Compensation for a Pulled Muscle?

Can You Get Workers’ Compensation for a Pulled Muscle?

Pulled Muscles and Workers’ Comp in Pennsylvania: Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Pennsauken, NJ Explains Your Rights Pulled muscles are a common injury that most people have experienced in their lives. They can also be one of the most mild of injuries, causing a temporary inconvenience, ache, or pain. But that is not always true. Some pulled muscles can cause significant injury, even requiring surgical intervention, which can cause high medical bills and lost wages. However, surgery is not necessary for a pulled muscle to cause losses, as some pulled muscles can prevent a person from being able to work—especially individuals with...

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Amazon Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Depford, NJ

Amazon Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Depford, NJ

Know Your Rights After a Warehouse Accident: Amazon Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Depford, NJ Explains Workplace accidents can happen at any business, no matter how large or small, and at any stage of the business from construction to liquidation sale. Recently, we were reminded of this in an Amazon construction accident resulting in the death of a 29-year-old-man. But this was not a one-time accident for Amazon.  According to statistics, Amazon workers have roughly 80% more serious personal injuries in accidents than other businesses in the same industry. Many of these accidents are occurring at warehouses and distribution centers. If you...

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Do You Need a Lawyer to Get a Workers’ Comp Settlement?

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Maximizing Your Rights to Compensation with a Workers’ Compensation Attorney in NJ: Why You Need a Lawyer to Get a Fair Workers’ Comp Settlement Most people have heard of workers' compensation, but very few people know how it works or what it is until they are injured at work. When this happens, what comes next is often a whirlwind of filling out paperwork, attending doctor appointments, and working with a claims adjuster. Most employers and adjusters do not tell you that you need a lawyer during this process because you do not. There is no requirement to have a lawyer help...

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Should You Settle Your Workers’ Compensation Case?

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Understanding What a Workers’ Comp Settlement Means, Explained by Our Work Injury Lawyer in New Jersey If you have been injured on the job or due to a work-related illness, you need to notify your employer and file a formal workers’ compensation claim. Generally, benefits are paid in regular intervals for medical bills and lost wages. Some seriously injured workers may be entitled to other types of benefits for disability, including job retraining. Because workers’ compensation benefits are paid out through licensed carriers from the state WC insurance fund, payments are generally guaranteed to be on time and for the correct...

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How to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim

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Relying on a Temp Agency: How to File a Workers’ Comp Claim in New Jersey If You are a Seasonal or Temporary Worker   New Jersey is a state that relies a lot on temp agencies and staffing agencies, especially for seasonal workers.  Whether it is for harvesting crops in the Garden State, handling the holiday rush at malls, or providing extra staffing along the beach for lifeguards and restaurants, part-time and seasonal employees are a staple in New Jersey.  While most workers complete their term of employment without issue, many of these part-time and seasonal jobs are physically demanding and can...

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Newly Proposed Legislation for New Jersey Workplace Injuries

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Understanding the Newly Proposed Legislation Affecting Workplace Injuries in Parking Lots: Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in NJ Explains In proposed legislation passed in the New Jersey Senate on January 11, 2021, Senate Bill 771 (NJ S771) seeks to expand workers’ compensation coverage to parking lots and designated parking areas.  The bill, which is currently pending in the New Jersey Assembly, would broaden the definition of when employment “commences” in NJ Stat. Ann. 35:15-36, increasing the reach of where NJ’s workers’ compensation laws could apply.  The specific focus is on parking lots and the ingress or egress of employees.  Our workers’ compensation lawyer...

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How Do You Reopen a Workers’ Compensation Claim in New Jersey?

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How to Reopen a Workers’ Compensation Claim in NJ: Work Injury Lawyer Explains If your workers’ compensation claim has been closed, there may be ways in New Jersey to reopen it to obtain compensation for worsening or new injuries related to your initial accident.  This scenario is not too uncommon and our workers’ compensation lawyer in New Jersey can help.  For instance, you may have been injured in a workplace accident and received workers’ compensation benefits.  Initially it was at a fair rate and eventually your benefits period ended.  However, as time has passed your injuries have not improved.  Maybe they...

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Workers’ Compensation Lawyer for COVID-19 in NJ

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Our workers’ compensation lawyers for COVID-19 in New Jersey are here to ensure your legal rights and get you the compensation you need and deserve. If you have been exposed to the coronavirus or contracted COVID-19 at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation benefits can include lost wages, medical expenses, and even temporary or permanent partial or total disability payments if you are suffering a severe case of COVID-19 or lasting chronic effects from the coronavirus. The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman have been representing injured workers in New Jersey for over thirty years, with...

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How Long Does it Take to Get Social Security Back Pay?

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When will I get my SSI check? When will I get my SSDI check? You’ve been approved to receive Social Security Insurance (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and have been waiting and waiting for your first payment, including months of back pay. When will your social security benefits arrive? Why the delay? Find out when you will get paid SSI or SSDI, why there is a delay, how to avoid additional delay, how you will be paid, and how to calculate the amount of back pay you are owed. How Long is the Delay in Payment of SSI or SSDI Back...

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When Will Worker’s Compensation Approve Physical Therapy?

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When Will Worker’s Comp Pay for Physical Therapy? The short answer is when an authorized doctor orders it. However, insurance companies frequently delay issuing a decision on the physical therapy order. In the alternative, an insurance company may partially approve physical therapy while claiming the amount of physical therapy ordered is not medically necessary - essentially, denying it. Physical therapy used to be routine treatment in a worker’s comp case. Doctors frequently order physical therapy to help the injured worker heal, gain back strength, and get back on the job. However, insurance companies’ growing concern for the bottom line in recent years...

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