Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Linden, NJ | Union County | Work Injury Attorney
Team Law Attorneys Fight for Your Right to NJ Workers’ Compensation Benefits
While the number of employees who had to take time off work after getting injured on the job dropped last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of people who get hurt badly enough to qualify for Workers’ Compensation benefits is alarmingly high. Injuries cross all sector boundaries, although some types of work are obviously more dangerous than others.
If you or someone you love has been injured on the job, you are legally entitled to file for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Regardless of who was at fault for your injury, your workers’ comp benefits can cover the cost of your medical treatment and provide you with replacement pay while you are out of work recovering and under a doctor’s care. If your family member was killed in a workplace accident, you may be entitled to death benefits.
The NJ Workers’ Compensation System is complex. Speak to a knowledgeable attorney at Team Law who will stand up to and deal with insurance companies on your behalf and make sure you get all the benefits you are entitled to receive. We represent clients throughout New Jersey, including Summit, Westfield, and Jersey City.
Which Occupations Have the Highest Workplace Injury Rates?
The median rate of injury, across all occupations, has hovered around 100 injuries per 10,000 workers in the United States for several years. However, the US Department of Labor reports seven occupations had rates greater than 375 cases per 10,000 full-time workers. These business sectors include:
- Law enforcement
- Healthcare employees
- Laborers (construction, landscaping, etc.)
- Freight, stock and material movers
- Janitorial workers
What are the Most Common Types of Workplace Injuries?
Every type of job has its pros and cons; some pay better, some are more interesting than others. All job sectors come with an inherent risk of injury for workers. Simply put: accidents happen. Of course, any workplace injury, regardless of what type of work you do, makes you eligible to receive workmans compensation benefits in New Jersey. Here are some common injuries categorized by profession:
- Heavy-lifting requirements that lead to back, neck and shoulder injuries
- Falls, slips, and trips that lead to sprains, strains, and fractures, etc.
- Poor ergonomics that lead to repetitive motion injury (carpal tunnel), back strain, poor circulation, etc.
- Poor lighting, ventilation or air pollution that leads to vision, breathing and hearing problems
- Bullet wounds or other injuries stemming from suspect apprehension
- Accidents during risky training exercises
- Vehicle crashes, including motorcycle accidents
- Slips and falls
- Wrongful death
- Overexertion (heavy lifting)
- Slips, trips & falls
- Contact with objects
- Exposure to substances (i.e. needle sticks)
- Wrongful death
If You Have Been Injured on the Job, Talk to a Workers’ Comp Lawyer for Free About Your NJ Workers’ Compensation Case
New Jersey law requires your employer to carry Workers’ Comp insurance on your behalf just in you get injured on the job. However, the law doesn’t dictate the quality of medical care you will receive, nor does it guarantee to you smooth sailing with the insurance company. In fact, historically, Workers’ Comp insurance companies want to pay you the least they can and get you back on the job as soon as possible.
Call Team Law today for a free consultation about your Workers’ Compensation case. Also, you can talk to one of our experienced attorneys about the possibility of a third party claim if someone other than your employer is to blame for your injuries. Or, fill out our convenient online contact form to schedule an appointment at our Clark, Linden, Newark, or Orange offices. We will listen to your situation and determine the best strategy for helping you obtain the maximum compensation for your injury.
If you get injured at work, Team Law will go to work for you.
Workers' Compensation Lawyer Linden, NJ | Union County | Work Injury Attorney
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.