Whether you are injured in an on-the-job accident or whether you have developed a medical condition due to the regular WEAR and TEAR and repetitive motions of your job requirements, you may deserve workers’ comp payments while you recover from your personal injury or illness. Our dedicated workers’ comp attorneys build an attorney-client relationship with all injured workers. We can help you file your claim and make certain you get the support that you need and deserve under New Jersey law.
NJ Workers’ Compensation provides reimbursement for medical treatment, replacement pay for time missed from work during your recovery, and a cash award if the work-related injury left you with a permanent injury and unable to return to work. However, it is not always easy to get your employer, or their insurance provider, to agree to provide full disability benefits in the event of a workplace injury. The reality is that employers, and their insurance companies, often contest Workers’ Compensation claims or dispute the benefits. That’s why it is imperative that you have the assistance of qualified legal counsel early in the process.
Your NJ Workers’ Compensation case will probably be assigned to the court in the county or zip code where you have a place of residence. If you live outside of New Jersey, then your workers’ compensation case will probably be assigned to the county in which your employer is located.
Contact our offices for a free consultation in order to know how your workers’ compensation claim must be made. Your employer’s insurance company, albeit obligated to provide you with benefits, will try to minimize the compensation you deserve. They may even try to provide you with a settlement offer in order to quickly rectify the accident. Do not agree to any offer without having a New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer review the agreement first.
Even if you did obtain your injury on the job, your employers’ insurance company may try to find a third party liable, such as the management company for the operating equipment that caused your injury. They may also try to blame a preexisting condition of yours, such as an old biking injury, for your accident. That’s why it’s important, to be honest, and efficient when it comes to navigating the workers’ compensation system. You should not be held responsible for the injury you obtained while trying to provide for yourself. Make sure you adhere to the following attorney recommendations to ensure you have the maximum potential to achieve your claim:
You do not have to worry about legal expenses. A free evaluation is offered to you upon initial contact with our law firm. We also work via contingency fees. This means that you pay absolutely no fee unless we help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Once you receive payment, we collect ⅓ of the earnings, which means that you remain the ultimate winner of your claim.
*The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman does not offer any guarantee of case results. Past success in litigation does not guarantee success in any new or future lawsuit.
We are seasoned negotiators outside the courtroom and tenacious litigants inside the courtroom. Our comp lawyers have decades of experience fighting to win fair compensation and workers’ compensation benefits for clients in Willingboro, NJ, and we’re prepared to fight for you and your best interests, be it navigating complex workers’ compensation insurance coverage issues with an insurance company or pushing for a fair settlement. The super workers’ comp lawyers at the Law Firm of Craig A. Altman are not afraid to tackle the most difficult work accident cases. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there is no fee for our legal services unless we win your case.
First, you set up a free consultation for an evaluation of your potential workers’ comp case. There is no fee. This free consultation is when the law firm reviews the details of your case, and the workers’ compensation attorney recommendations are strategized.
From there, if the law offices of Craig A. Altman take on your case, it will be on a contingency fee basis. This means they do not get paid unless they obtain fair compensation for their client. This ensures they are your advocate and are focused on representing you in your workers’ compensation claim for benefits.
Craig Altman and his team will handle all matters related to your workers’ compensation case, including initial interviews, workers’ compensation insurance company follow-up conferences, the preparation and review of all legal documents, review of your medical records, medical bills and medical reports, communications with insurance company representatives and their attorneys, court appearances and conferences as well as hearings and trials. The Altman team will also counsel you on settlement offers, lump sum settlements and any other offer the employer or their third-party insurance company make to you. All questions regarding your rights, the progress of your case, fair settlement or trial strategy, and any concerns you have will be addressed by the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman directly to you.
The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman is proud of the reputation it has built successfully negotiating and litigating for clients who have suffered personal injuries due to someone’s negligence.
Learn more about this personal injury law firm, the legal team, and its verdicts and settlements. An experienced attorney is what you will need and want if you seek to obtain maximum compensation for your injury case.
Notify your supervisor immediately. While your notifications do not need to be in writing, it may benefit you to have evidence that you notified your employer. If you need medical treatment for your injuries, this should be requested through your employer.
Under the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation act, blame is not a factor in determining eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits. As long as you were in the course and scope of your employment, you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
The most common workplace injuries are trips, slips and falls, which account for one-third of all personal injuries in the workplace and are a top cause of all workers’ compensation claims. After that, the most common injuries are being struck or caught in moving machinery, vehicle-related accidents, fire and explosions, and repetitive stress and overexertion injuries.
While it is not required by law, we suggest that you do hire a workers’ compensation attorney in New Jersey. Employers and their insurance companies routinely dispute injured workers’ claims, and if you do not meet all of the requirements for filing a successful claim, your claim will be denied.
You have 21 days to report your injury from the date of the injury or find out that you have a medical condition or disease caused by working conditions.
The statute of limitations requires that workers’ compensation claims be filed within two years after the incident or last payment of compensation.
According to workers’ compensation laws, an employer is prohibited from terminating an employee as retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim or testifying at a hearing. If they fire you because of your condition, you may be able to file a claim for violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
We serve clients throughout South Jersey. To discuss your workers’ comp claim, call us today for a free consultation at (856) 327-8899. You can reach our law offices day or night, or you can use our online contact form to schedule a free case evaluation at which we will make you fully aware of your legal options.