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Tough Cases Demand Tougher Lawyers: Your Trusted Advocates in Workers' Compensation Claims

South Jersey is home to a diverse mix of industries that form the backbone of our economy. From bustling manufacturing and construction sectors to the thriving healthcare, retail, and hospitality industries, these sectors provide employment for thousands of individuals living in southern New Jersey.

However, despite stringent safety regulations, workplace injuries do occur across various sectors. Whether it’s due to equipment malfunctions in the manufacturing industry, slip-and-fall accidents in retail, or back injuries from heavy lifting in construction, every worker is at risk.

If you’ve been injured on the job in South Jersey, it’s crucial to know you have rights. The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman are experienced in handling a wide range of NJ workers’ compensation cases. Our ethos is “Tough Cases. Tougher Lawyers”, and we stand by this in every case we handle. If you need help filing a workers’ compensation claim, don’t hesitate to call us at (856) 327-8899 for a free case evaluation. We’re here to help you get the compensation you’re entitled to.


Understanding Workers’ Compensation in New Jersey

Worker’s Compensation is a type of insurance that covers medical expenses and lost wages for employees who are injured or become ill as a direct result of their job. It’s designed to protect workers from financial hardship after a workplace injury or occupational disease.

In New Jersey, employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance. When a worker is injured, they can file a claim to receive workers’ compensation benefits, such as coverage for medical care, temporary disability benefits if they’re unable to work for a period of time, and permanent partial or total disability benefits if their injuries result in lasting impairment.

Who Is Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

In New Jersey, almost all employees are covered by workers’ compensation insurance from the moment they start their job, regardless of whether they are part-time, full-time, or seasonal workers. This includes non-profit organizations, corporations, and even small businesses. Coverage extends to various job-related injuries and illnesses, whether they occur at the workplace or at other locations while performing duties related to the job.

However, it’s important to understand that independent contractors, certain agricultural and farm workers, and unpaid volunteers may not be covered under workers’ compensation. If you’re unsure about your coverage, it’s recommended to consult with a knowledgeable New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer to ensure you understand your rights.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Injured Employees

In New Jersey, workers’ compensation benefits are designed to provide relief for injured workers and can include the following:

  • Medical Benefits: All necessary and reasonable medical treatment, prescriptions, and hospital services related to the work injury are covered under workers’ compensation. This includes but is not limited to surgeries, medications, and rehabilitation services.

  • Temporary Total Disability Benefits: If you are unable to work due to a work-related injury or illness, you may be eligible for TTD benefits. These benefits equate to 70% of your average weekly wage, not exceeding the maximum amount established annually by the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development.

  • Permanent Partial Disability Benefits: If a work-related injury or illness results in a permanent partial disability – that is, a disability that is not total but does cause permanent impairment – benefits are based on a percentage of certain “scheduled” or “non-scheduled” losses. Scheduled losses are those involving arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, toes, eyes, ears, or teeth. Non-scheduled losses involve any area or system of the body not specifically identified in the schedule, such as the back, the heart, the lungs, etc.

  • Permanent Total Disability Benefits: If a work-related injury or illness leaves a worker permanently unable to work in any capacity, they may receive permanent disability benefits. These benefits are paid weekly and are provided initially for a period of 450 weeks. These benefits continue beyond the initial 450 weeks if the injured employee is able to prove they remain unable to earn wages.

  • Death Benefits: If a worker dies because of a work-related injury or illness, death benefits are payable to the dependents of the deceased. These benefits are 70% of the weekly wage of the deceased, divided by the dependents, up to the maximum benefit amount by New Jersey Workers’ Compensation law. In addition, up to $3,500 is available for funeral expenses.

The benefits available to an injured worker and their families can vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury, the extent of disability, and other factors. It’s essential to consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the maximum workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to.

Common Workplace Injuries in South Jersey

Some of the most common workplace injuries we see in South Jersey include:

  • Musculoskeletal Injuries: These types of injuries occur when a worker lifts, pushes, pulls, or carries heavy objects. They can also occur due to repetitive motions that strain muscles and tendons.

  • Slip-and-Fall Accidents: These are one of the most common workplace injuries, and they can occur in any industry. They often happen due to hazards such as wet floors, uneven surfaces, or tripping hazards.

  • Falling from Heights: This type of injury is prevalent in the construction industry but can also occur in other industries where workers are required to work at elevated heights.

  • Vehicle Accidents: Vehicle accidents while on the job can be caused by a variety of factors, such as driver error, faulty equipment, or poor road conditions.

If you have suffered any of these injuries while on the job in South Jersey, it’s important to consult with a New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney immediately. The team at the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman has extensive experience representing clients who have been injured on the job and will fight for your rights.

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Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Filing a workers’ comp claim in New Jersey involves specific steps and necessary documentation. Here’s an overview of the process:

  1. Report the Injury: The first step after getting injured on the job is to report the incident to your employer as soon as possible. Under New Jersey Workers’ Compensation law, you must notify your employer within 14 days of the injury.

  2. Medical Treatment: Seek immediate medical attention. Your employer or their insurance company can select the physician(s) to treat injured workers for work-related injuries.

  3. Employer’s Responsibility: Once your employer is notified about the injury, they should inform their insurance company, who will then contact you. The insurer will study the claim and decide about the benefits.

  4. Claim Petition: If the insurance carrier denies your claim or you dispute the workers’ comp benefits, you can file a formal Claim Petition or an Application for an Informal Hearing with the Division of Workers’ Compensation.

  5. Hearings: If necessary, there will be a series of hearings in front of a Judge of Compensation.

It’s crucial to keep copies of all reports, medical bills, and correspondence related to your claim. If you face difficulty at any step in this process, the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman are ready to assist you, ensuring that your claim is filed correctly and on time, and help you seek the compensation you deserve.

Dealing with Denied Workers’ Comp Claims

Unfortunately, workers’ compensation claims can sometimes be denied by insurance companies. This can happen for many reasons, such as missing deadlines or insufficient evidence. If your claim is denied, seeking legal assistance immediately is crucial. A New Jersey work injury lawyer can help you appeal the decision and fight for your rights.

Why Choose the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman?

At the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman, we understand how daunting and confusing the workers’ compensation process can be. That’s why our team of tough, New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers is dedicated to helping injured workers in South Jersey navigate the workers’ compensation system and get the benefits they deserve.

Here are just a few reasons why you should choose us for your workers’ compensation claim:


Our team has been handling workers' compensation cases for over 30 years. We have the knowledge and expertise to handle even the toughest cases.


We are committed to providing personal attention and excellent legal representation to each of our clients, ensuring they receive the maximum compensation possible.


As our tagline suggests, we pride ourselves on being tough workers' compensation lawyers who fight for our clients' rights. We will not back down when it comes to getting you the compensation you deserve.

Don’t try to navigate the workers’ compensation process alone. Contact the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman today at (856) 327-8899 for a free consultation and let us help you get the benefits you deserve. Our tough workers’ compensation attorneys are ready to fight for you!

Ready to Fight for Your Rights? Contact Us Today!

If you have been injured on the job in South Jersey and need assistance with filing a workers’ compensation claim, look no further than the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman. Our experienced team is ready to fight for your rights and ensure that you receive the maximum benefits possible.

We understand that dealing with a workplace injury can be overwhelming, both physically and emotionally. That’s why we are here to provide you with dedicated support and legal representation. Contact us today at (856) 327-8899 for a free and confidential consultation, and let the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman help you get the compensation you deserve. Remember, tough cases require even tougher New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers – choose us to fight for your rights!

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