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Workers’ Comp Laws Offer Unique Advantages, Disadvantages in Different States

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I got hurt on the job. Can I sue my employer?
If I file for Workers’ Compensation in NJ, will I have to go to court?
Can they make me return to work before I’m ready?
Can my boss fire me for filing a Workers’ Comp Claim?
Does the Workers’ Compensation System allow me to choose my own doctor?
How much replacement pay can I get?
Can they send me back to work on light duty?
Can I work at all while I’m collecting Workers’ Comp replacement pay benefits?

Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Elizabeth, NJ | Union County | Work Injury Attorney


You may be thinking: “It’s bad enough I got hurt on the job, now I have to sit in court, too?” Unfortunately, yes, you do have to appear before a NJ Workers’ Comp judge at least once in order to finalize your case. That’s because all Workers’ Compensation claims in the State of New Jersey must be signed off on by a judge before they can be settled.

If you or someone you know has been injured on the job, contact Team Law for skilled in-court Workers’ Compensation representation. We can handle your workmans comp case from beginning to end in an effort to make sure you get maximum compensation for your workplace injuries. However, at whatever point of your case you contact us, our knowledgeable lawyers will be by your side in court and can make a real difference in the outcome of your case.

It’s All About “Measuring Your Loss of Function”

The final step of your Workers’ Compensation claim is usually a cash award. The amount of that award, determined by a judge after your medical treatment is completed, is based on which body part or parts were injured in your accident. State law attaches a “base value” to each body part. In other words, if you lost the ability to use your right hand, that’s worth a certain amount of money. If you suffered a brain injury, that’s worth a separate amount of money.

Under the law, 26 weeks after your final medical treatment, Team Law will have you evaluated by a special Workers’ Comp doctor who will perform an exam and review the records of the doctors who treated you (after the accident.) This doctor will prepare a report that includes medical history, physical findings, as well as an evaluation of the permanent nature of your injury. He or she will prepare a comprehensive report to be presented to a judge. The insurance carrier will request the same medical examination and report from their doctor.

With those medical determinations and recommendations for disability percentage in hand, Team Law will negotiate on your behalf with opposing counsel and bring your case before a Workers’ Compensation judge who will make a final decision as to the amount of your award.

How is a Final Determination Made in Your NJ Workers’ Compensation Case?

Your Team Law attorney will go to court and show the judge your medical evaluations. We will review the reports with the insurance carrier’s lawyers in an effort to make a fair suggestion to the judge about the percentage of the award, based on all the relevant factors of the case. Once the judge approves the award, you will have to come to court and accept the settlement offer before the judge.

Contact Team Law Today for a Free Consultation about Your Work Place Injury

Workers’ Compensation laws are designed to protect employees who get hurt on the job. These benefits cover medical treatment, replacement pay and often a cash award depending on the extent of your injuries. The final step of the process is an in-court appearance where a judge will make a final determination about your case and compensation.

Don’t go it alone. You need an experienced Workers’ Comp lawyer from Team Law by your side. We will explain the process as it’s happening and negotiate for maximum compensation allowed by law. Contact us today for your free consultation.

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Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Elizabeth, NJ | Union County | Work Injury Attorney
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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.

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"I would absolutely recommend Roy Konray and his colleagues at Team Law. Roy took his time to get to know me and my medical malpractice case. In addition to being friendly and very easy to get along with, Roy did his homework. He is very knowledgeable about medical information and came to trial prepared to fight for my rights. He kept me informed throughout the process and was on my side every step of the way. I'm sincerely grateful to have been represented by him and even more grateful for the verdict he won for me." [read more]

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