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Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Fight to Get People Compensated for Work-Related Injuries

If a person in New Jersey has been injured on the job, the bills can really start to pile up. In fact, some work-related injuries can be so severe that a person 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.

 

Both PA and NJ are no-fault states for workers’ compensation. This means that workers in New Jersey are entitled to compensation even if the injury was caused by a worker’s own negligence. In any case, workers should not be punished for doing their job. A person who has suffered any work-related injury in Vineland, Treton, or Cherry Hill, NJ, or any surrounding counties, should seek the counsel of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney, like the ones found at the Law Firm of Craig A. Altman. These work injury lawyers can help ensure that injured workers receive the full compensation to which the law allows.

What Are the Most Common Injuries Resulting in Workers’ Compensation Claims in New Jersey?

A work-related injury can have a devastating effect on a person’s day-to-day life, leading to knee injuries, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, vision loss, hearing loss, and, in the worst cases, death. If an on-the-job injury has tragically caused a loved one’s death, surviving family members may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.

 

In fact, workers’ comp claims in NJ may be triggered by any kind of work-related injury. 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 Are the Steps an Injured Worker Must Take to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in PA or 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 a worker is injured on the job, the first thing that a person must do is notify their employer. Workers are required to report injuries to the Division of Workers’ Compensation in NJ.
  • The employer or the employer’s insurance provider will subsequently investigate the claim before rendering a decision about whether that worker qualifies for permanent or temporary disability benefits.
  • An attorney can help an injured worker appeal an unfavorable decision by filing a claim petition to have that worker’s case heard at a hearing before a special Workers’ Compensation judge.

Employer Insurance Companies May Resist Paying A Workers’ Compensation Claim

An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can help injured workers navigate the complex workers’ compensation process in New Jersey. An attorney can also help people determine whether they can sue an employer for additional compensation. Perhaps most importantly, a workers’ compensation lawyer can fight insurance companies that resist providing hurt workers with full and fair compensation.

 

Many insurance companies have no shame when it comes to contesting workers’ compensation claims. They may argue that a person’s injury was pre-existing, or they may try to blame a third party for a work injury. The bottom line is that an injured worker really needs to have an experienced attorney on their side throughout the workers’ compensation process.

Don’t Let a Missed Deadline Prevent Receiving Benefits from a NJ Workers’ Compensation Claim – Contact Craig A. Altman Today

It is imperative that injured workers do not delay in speaking with a workers’ compensation lawyer because the clock is ticking on that workers’ compensation claim. In both Pennsylvania and 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 an injured worker misses a deadline, that injured worker 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. Workers’ Compensation Lawyers like the ones working at the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman help countless clients file successful workers’ compensation claims in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Contacting us lets Craig Altman handle the legal aspects of any potential workers’ compensation claim while the injured worker focuses on recovery and their physical well-being. Potential clients can call us 24 hours a day, or a person can simply use our online contact form.

 

We handle all workers’ compensation and personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only get paid if we win the case.