New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
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You get up every morning and go to work to earn a living and provide for your family. However, if you get injured at work, your health and your family’s ability to make ends meet may suffer dramatically. Workers’ Compensation benefits are available to help employees who have workplace injuries. The benefits pay for medical and living expenses. However, although New Jersey labor laws require your employer to provide you with Workers’ Comp insurance, laws do not dictate the way insurance companies handle claims. Often, these companies will fight injured workers every step of the way in an effort to limit their own liability and expense. Allow us to deal with the insurance companies on your behalf.
Team Law’s Workers’ Compensation lawyers believe hard-working NJ residents in Edison, Elizabeth, Newark and Orange, who have been injured at work, should not have to face the fight of their lives going up against insurance companies. When you are out of work because of an injury, Team Law will go to work for you. If your loved one suffered an untimely death due to a workplace accident, we will make sure the family is compensated with death benefits. We’ll take on your fight and work tirelessly to get you the Workers’ Compensation benefits you deserve and need so that you can focus on your health and not your bills. We will make sure that all deadline are met and can also re-open an existing Workers’ Compensation claim.
What are Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
It makes sense to think that if you have been injured on the job, you can legally hold your employer responsible. This is not true; you cannot sue your employer for injuries sustained at work. You may, however, be able to file a third party liability lawsuit. Your Team Law workers’ compensation lawyer can explain your rights.
That being said, regardless of how you were injured in the workplace, you can file for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Your New Jersey employer is required by law to have an insurance policy in case you do get injured. This policy should provide several benefits, including:
- Medical Benefits: You will receive medical treatment, including doctors’ visits, tests, and surgeries or rehab that might be required. Your employer chooses the doctor who will treat you; you don’t get to use your own physician. The workmans comp policy will pay for your treatment until the doctor says he or she believes you have attained the highest level of medical improvement they believe possible.
- Temporary Disability Benefits: Your benefits include replacement pay if you are unable to work while you are receiving medical treatment or recovering from your injury. Your replacement paychecks will be calculated based on the prior 26 weeks of salary earned. You will get 70 percent of that figure, after you have been out of work for eight days, up to 400 weeks. In 2014, $843 was the most you could get no matter how much money you typically made.
- Permanent Disability Benefits: After all treatment is completed and replacement pay benefits have ended, if you are left with the loss of function of any body part, you may be entitled to a cash award, known as permanent disability benefits. This is a very tricky area of the law. Contact Team Law today for advice on your particular case.
Insurance companies want to limit their liability and will use a variety of tactics to delay your medical treatment (or cut it off before you are completely healed) and delay your replacement paychecks. Ultimately, it’s not that the insurance companies are evil; they are doing their jobs. They want to limit financial liability on claims. They will do whatever it takes to make that happen, including denying benefits, attempting to curtail your medical treatment too soon, and arguing against your permanent disability status. If the insurance company tries to deny your claim, contact Team Law right away.
If you are in Essex, Union, Hudson or Middlesex county, or anywhere else in New Jersey, you need a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer who won’t back down – especially during the in-court hearing. At Team Law, we have successfully represented injured workers throughout New Jersey, making sure they don’t get cheated out of the benefits they are rightfully entitled to claim. See examples of our NJ Workers’ Compensation Verdicts and Settlements.
What are Third Party Claims?
You may be able to file a liability claim against a negligent third party who caused your workplace injury. An example of a third party claim may be if you sustained injuries as a result of falling from faulty scaffolding that collapsed. In this case, you may be able to sue for:
- Medical treatment and bills
- Lost wages during time away from work
- Pain and suffering associated with the injury
Again, this is an area of workers’ compensation law that requires a knowledgeable lawyer to lead the way. For answers to common workers’ compensation questions, call Team Law today for a free consultation.
When Should You Speak with an Experienced NJ Workers’ Compensation System Lawyer?
When you get injured at work, the first thing you need to do is get medical assistance; your health comes first. Second, you need to file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer.
That’s where the trouble may start. If you are denied benefits or are experiencing challenges from the insurance company or doctors assigned to your case by the insurance company, call Team Law immediately. Our skilled team of workers’ compensation lawyers will make sure:
- You understand all the details associated with obtaining workers compensation.
- We determine whether a third party is responsible for your work-related injury.
- We obtain all applicable components of NJ workers compensation related to your injury and its circumstances.
Having a qualified attorney by your side when you are injured at work will offer you peace of mind. The insurance companies have lawyers fighting for them; you deserve to have someone who protects and fights for your rights. At Team Law, we represent injured workers in Clark, West New York, Plainfield and all surrounding communities. We will fight to make sure you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve.
Call Today for a Free, No-Obligation Consultation with an Experienced New Jersey Workers’ Comp Lawyer
Team Law attorneys are committed to helping every client get the most out of their workman’s compensation benefits. This includes provision of medical treatment and replacement pay. In the unfortunate event of a wrongful death, we will help the family get death benefits on their loved one’s behalf. We know that the in-court hearing process can be lengthy and complex. Only an experienced NJ personal injury lawyer can help you understand and navigate these often-choppy waters with ease. Learn about our other practice areas.
Call Team Law’s group of NJ personal injury lawyers or fill out our convenient online contact form to schedule your free consultation and learn how we will fight for you to earn maximum benefits in your workers’ compensation case.
If you get injured at work, Team Law will go to work for you.
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Elizabeth, NJ | Plainfield | Newark | New Jersey
Worker’s compensation is a system that’s in place to protect injured workers and their families. Every employer regardless of size, whether you have one employee, ten employees, or a thousand employees, you’re required to carry worker’s comp insurance. Very often the main breadwinner is unable to bring home the paycheck and support his family. They are just feeling the effects of having an injury on the job and not being able to work. They’re worried about how their medical bills are going to get paid, and they’re worried about how they’re going to pay the mortgage or rent or for their kid’s college tuition. The insurance company’s job is to limit the amount of money they pay on a claim. Our job is to make sure that what comes first is not profits of insurance companies, it’s the benefit of our clients, that they get the medical treatment they deserve to make them as good as they can get because these insurance companies will roll over the injured worker unless there’s somebody there to stand up for them and make sure that that doesn’t happen. The consultation is always free. We will always speak to you from beginning to end about the circumstances of your employment, the circumstances of your accident, and how did it happen. We’ll give you a comprehensive plan of action so that you can get the benefits that the state of New Jersey requires your boss to give you if you get hurt on the job. That’s what we do here, but if you don’t call us, we can’t help you. Call us, if you’re out of work, let us go to work for you.