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Receiving a Fair Amount for Your Workers’ Compensation Settlement

If you have been injured on the job it is likely that you will have the option to consider a settlement negotiated by your attorney with your employer’s Workers’ Comp insurance company.  Given this opportunity it is very important to make every decision wisely, and doing so with the assistance of your experienced attorney will…Read More

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

When a person who lives in New Jersey suffers a work-related injury and files a Workers’ Compensation claim to cover their medical costs and related expenses, the claims process is very different than it would be for someone injured while working in a state like California. That’s because each state has its own Workers’ Compensation…Read More

I got hurt on the job. Can I sue my employer?
There are almost no circumstances under which you can sue your employer if you are hurt on the job in Essex, Union, Middlesex or Hudson counties or anywhere else in New Jersey. The NJ Workers’ Compensation system covers those injuries by providing medical treatment when appropriate, replacement pay and a cash award if you are left with a permanent injury after the treatment is complete and you have returned to work. There are some exceptions. Please contact Team Law to learn more about your rights.
If I file for Workers’ Compensation in NJ, will I have to go to court?
Yes. Under the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation law, all cases must be approved by a NJ workmans comp judge. In almost all cases, however, you will not have to appear in court more than one time. Team Law will be by your side throughout the entire in-court hearing process.
Can they make me return to work before I’m ready?
Very often, the insurance company’s doctor will declare you ready to return to work before you feel you are ready. This is a highly debated and extremely complicated area of the Workers’ Comp law. You should consult a Team Law attorney to discuss the specifics of your case. We will deal with the insurance company on your behalf.
Can my boss fire me for filing a Workers’ Comp Claim?
It is against the law in NJ for an employer to punish or discriminate against you in any way for pursuing your rights under Workers’ Compensation law. If you were hurt at work and fired after filing claim, or otherwise feel you are being punished for filing a claim, contact Team Law immediately to discuss the specifics of your situation.
Does the Workers’ Compensation System allow me to choose my own doctor?
No. Under NJ Workers’ Comp law, your employer and its Workers’ Comp insurance carrier get to choose the doctor(s) who treat you. However, in some rare situations, this can be challenged. Talk to a Team Law Workers’ Comp lawyer to learn more about this.
How much replacement pay can I get?
NJ law requires your employer to pay you 70 percent of your average weekly wages (up to a maximum amount determined by the State of NJ each year) for up to 400 weeks.
Can they send me back to work on light duty?
Yes. If your Workers’ Compensation doctor believes you can return to work with light duty restrictions and your employer says they will accommodate those restrictions, you must return to work to perform light duty. However, this determination by the doctor can be challenged under certain circumstances. Talk to a Team Law attorney about your rights.
Can I work at all while I’m collecting Workers’ Comp replacement pay benefits?
No. If you are collecting Workers’ Comp replacement pay, you cannot work at all, nor can you attend any educational programs. Failure to comply may be considered fraud. You can, however, switch jobs while you are under medical treatment by the authorized NJ Workers’ Compensation doctor.

Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Jersey City, NJ | Hudson County | Work Injury Lawyer

If you are employed by a New Jersey company and are injured in a workplace accident, you are entitled by law to claim Workers’ Compensation benefits. You have to notify your employer that you were hurt, at which point you will be directed to see a Worker’s Comp doctor chosen by your employer’s insurance carrier.

If you are having trouble getting the benefits you deserve after being hurt at work because the Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier is fighting your claim, contact Team Law right away. We have helped thousands of injured workers get the benefits they are entitled to receive. We don’t back down to insurance companies or their lawyers. We fight tirelessly for your rights when you have suffered a workplace injury.

Why Do Injured Workers Have to Deal with Insurance Companies?

Workers’ Compensation insurance companies repeatedly refer injured workers to doctors who deal primarily with Workers’ Comp cases. These doctors rely on the insurance companies for the majority of their income and, therefore, have an obvious interest in getting injured employees back to the workplace as quickly as possible. In their haste to get people back to work, these doctors may attempt to cut corners with your care – denying requests for a visit to a specialist or sending you back to work on light duty before you feel you are well enough to return.

Insurance companies are in business to make money. It’s completely understandable that they want to limit liability and get you back to work quickly. As soon as medical treatment concludes and you are back to work, replacement pay ends as well. That being said, you shouldn’t be forced to go back to work too soon or be denied appropriate health care because of an insurance company’s bottom line. The knowledgeable attorneys at Team Law will deal with the insurance companies on your behalf. We will be on your side getting you the benefits you need to recover from your injuries.

Reasons the Insurance Company May Deny Your Workers’ Comp Claim

In some situations, insurance companies attempt to deny or minimize the benefits an injured worker receives by saying that:

  • The injury did not occur while you were on the job.
  • You are misrepresenting your injury.
  • Your injury was due to a preexisting condition.

Team Law Will Take on the Insurance Carrier & Fight for Your Rights to Workers’ Comp Benefits

When the Workers’ Comp insurance carrier tries to get tough, you need a lawyer who won’t back down and is prepared to fight for your rights at the negotiating table and in court.

If your Workers’ Comp claim is denied, we will file a Petition on your behalf requesting a Hearing before a judge. During that Hearing, we will take on the insurance company’s attorney and fight for your rights. You can count on us to do our homework; we will show complete documentation of your case and work tirelessly to convince a judge that you are being unfairly denied benefits to which you are legally entitled.

Contact an Experienced Workers’ Comp Lawyer in NJ Today for a Free Consultation

The attorneys at Team Law will work to make sure you are treated with respect and compensated for the injuries you sustained at work. We have done it successfully for countless others in New Jersey and we will do it for you.

Contact us today for a free consultation about your injuries and your workers’ compensation case. We will explain your rights and let you know how we can help you get the benefits you deserve.

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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]

C. Evans, Millington, NJ / MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

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