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Home health care workers face difficult tasks at work every day. Unfortunately, caring for others also creates the risk that the caregiver will sustain on-the-job injuries. To add insult to injury, if you are a home health care worker who was hurt at work, you might face challenges when trying to claim benefits under New Jersey Workers’ Compensation laws.
At Team Law, our experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyers fight to help home health care workers overcome these challenges. For over 60 years, we have worked hard to win fair compensation for our injured clients across New Jersey. Our award-winning lawyers have a proven track record of success and have recovered benefits for thousands of Workers’ Compensation clients over the years. We are ready to put our experience and legal knowledge to work for you.
As a home health care worker, you have dedicated your career to helping others in need. Now, let us help you fight to get fair compensation for your injuries. Your first consultation is completely free and there is no fee if there is no recovery, so call us today to speak with a knowledgeable Workers’ Compensation lawyer.
Home health care workers take on a variety of tasks every day. Making sure that someone else is safe requires constant multi-tasking—some patients need help shopping, running errands and cooking or moving safely about the home. Others are unable to walk comfortably and need help safely moving about the home. Perhaps most challenging of all are patients with mental deficits who require near-constant supervision to prevent them from harming themselves.
These varied tasks create the risk that the home health care worker will suffer any number of injuries, including:
Any work injury can make it difficult or impossible for you to continue working and at Team Law, our lawyers will evaluate your specific situation and determine whether you are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. In other cases, we can fight for your right to compensation by pursuing a personal injury lawsuit.
Injured home health care workers may be especially reluctant to hire a lawyer—some even fear that their jobs may be on the line. If they do New Jersey law prohibits an employer from retaliating against a worker who receives Workers’ Compensation benefits. Workers’ Compensation provides benefits to cover:
However, like any other insurance company, Workers’ Compensation insurance adjusters often find a reason to challenge your claim for benefits. Denying your claim, after all, reduces the insurance company’s financial liability.
Common issues home health care workers face when filing a claim for Workers’ Compensation include:
These challenges are often tactics used by the insurance company in hopes that you will simply drop your claim. When bills are piling up, you need someone on your side who understands the system.
At Team Law, we do not back down from insurance companies who try to deny or delay your benefits. We understand the law and the legal process. To learn more about how we can fight to safeguard your right to benefits, call our office today.
Getting hurt on the job can raise a number of questions. When you are injured working in a potentially non-traditional employment situation, those questions become more complex. Injured home health care workers often need legal help to get the Workers’ Compensation benefits they need. Team Law is here to advocate on your behalf every step of the way. Call or contact us online to schedule a free case review.
It depends upon how long your recovery takes. Some injured home health care workers may be entitled to permanent disability benefits if they will never sufficiently recover from their injuries to return to gainful employment. Most Temporary Disability Workers’ Compensation benefits stop once you have recovered sufficiently to return to work, although you are entitled to additional permanent partial disability benefits if the body part you injured does not return to 100% function.
Yes. Workers’ Compensation benefits are available even if you suffer from an occupational disease or injury. Occupational injuries are those that develop or worsen over time—rather than in a single accident. As long as something at work caused or worsened the injury, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits.
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