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Our Compensation Lawyers Fight to Get You Compensated for Work-Related Injuries

If you’ve been injured on the job, 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 Pennsylvania and 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 you are entitled to compensation even if the injury was caused by your own negligence. In any case, you should not be punished for doing your job. If you’ve suffered a work-related injury in Philadelphia, PA, 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 and Pennsylvania?

A work-related injury can have a devastating effect on your 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 and PA 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 Pennsylvania and New Jersey is covered by workmans’ 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 Bureau of Workers’ Compensation in PA or the Division of Workers’ Compensation in NJ.
  • The employer or the employer’s insurance provider will subsequently investigate your claim before rendering a decision about whether you qualify for permanent or temporary disability benefits.
  • An attorney 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.

Your Employer’s Insurance Company May Resist Paying Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

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


Many insurance companies have no shame when it comes to contesting workers’ compensation claims. 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 PA or NJ Workers’ Compensation Claim – Contact Craig A. Altman Today

It is imperative that you do not delay in speaking with a workers’ compensation lawyer because the clock is ticking on your 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 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 in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Let us handle the legal aspects of your workers’ compensation claim while you focus on your recovery and your physical well-being. You can call us 24 hours a day, or you 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 your case.

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