Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Woodbridge, NJ
Experienced NJ Workers’ Comp Lawyers Represent Workplace Accident Victims in Middlesex County and Essex County, New Jersey
If you’ve been hurt in a work-related injury, you may be overwhelmed with medical bills, lost wages, and the costs of daily living. When injuries prevent you from working, expenses quickly snowball until they are overwhelming. How can you possibly cover medical costs, mortgage payments, grocery bills, utilities, clothes and other essentials for yourself and your family when you are unable to work because of your injuries?
An Experienced Work-Related Injury Lawyer Can Help
A workers’ compensation attorney can help. When you need a New Jersey workers’ comp lawyer, call CourtLaw. Our attorneys can help you get the money you need to cover your bills and compensate you fairly for the emotional and psychological trauma of a work-related injury.
Why You Need An Attorney After A Work-Related Injury
If you’re like many of our clients, your work-related injury has left you permanently disabled and disfigured. You may have been out of work for weeks or months, and with the high cost of healthcare in this country, your bills may be skyrocketing far higher than you ever imagined possible. Of course, that’s without even factoring in the cost of lost paychecks and living expenses for yourself and your family.
If you’ve been hurt at work, your life may never be the same. You may never be able to return to your former career and lifestyle; or worse, you may never be able to return to work again. When you’ve lost your ability to work, and when you’re living with severe pain, unsure of how you will pay your bills and provide for your family, you need the help of a qualified work injury attorney.
Information About New Jersey Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation is a “no fault” insurance program that provides multiple benefits to employees who suffer job-related injuries or illnesses. These benefits include:
- Medical benefits
- Temporary total disability benefits
- Permanent partial disability benefits
- Permanent total disability benefits
- It also provides death benefits to dependents of workers who died because of their employment.
An injured employee will receive benefits regardless of who was at fault. In exchange for these benefits, the worker cannot bring a civil action against the employer for pain and suffering or other damages, except in cases of intentional acts. Unfortunately, some workers’ comp insurance companies try to protect their bottom lines by limiting the amount they pay out to injured workers.
What To Do After A Work-Related Accident
You should notify your employer as soon as possible. The notice may be given to your supervisor, personnel office, or anyone in authority at your place of business. Notice does not have to be in writing. If you need medical treatment, you should make a request to your employer as soon as possible. Under the NJ workers’ compensation law, the employer and/or their insurance carrier can select the physician(s) to treat injured workers for work related injuries. If you’ve been injured on the job, you will need the help of our experienced team of Worker’s Compensation attorneys at CourtLaw.
What Your Employer Should Do After Your On-the-job Injury
Once you report your accident to your employer, the employer should notify their workers’ comp insurance carrier immediately so they can file a First Report of Injury with the state Division of Workers Compensation.
The employer’s insurance carrier will evaluate the claim and determine if it is eligible for compensation under New Jersey law. The carrier will then contact the injured worker, the employer, and the medical provider to make this assessment. If the claim is accepted, they will direct the injured worker to an authorized medical provider for treatment. If time out of work extends beyond seven days, they will also provide the injured worker temporary disability benefits during the period of rehabilitation.
Within 26 weeks after the worker returns to work or reaches maximum medical improvement, the insurance carrier is required to submit another form to the Division, called the Subsequent Report of Injury. A copy of this form is sent to the worker for review.
Call A Workers’ Comp Lawyer Today!
At CourtLaw, our attorneys help clients who have been injured on the job obtain all the compensation for which they are entitled. To learn more about our firm and our workers’ compensation practice, please contact our attorneys today. We are here to help.