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A janitor’s work is extremely physically demanding. Each day, janitors report to work and perform the intense labor needed to keep schools, hospitals, and office buildings running. When you are hurt on the job as a janitor, you deserve to receive fair compensation benefits to help you through your recovery.
At Team Law, our experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyers have advocated for the rights of janitors and other injured workers across New Jersey for over 60 years. We understand how the legal system works. You can face any number of challenges when you try to get the benefits that are rightfully yours—and our team is here to help you overcome those challenges.
If you were hurt working as a janitor or custodian, call our office to learn more about your rights today. We offer a free initial consultation for every client. You can also fill out our online contact form to tell us what happened.
Janitors are tasked with making sure buildings and establishments of all sizes run smoothly. You are responsible for maintenance, cleaning and repairs. These responsibilities expose you to the risk of injury on a daily basis.
Janitors can be injured on the job in any number of ways. For example, janitors are often injured because of:
If you were hurt working as a janitor, the first thing you should do is to report your injury or accident to a supervisor at work to protect your right to fair Workers’ Compensation benefits, and receive prompt and necessary medical treatment for your injuries. Your Workers’ Compensation benefits cover:
You should not have to worry about how to pay your bills when you cannot work because of a work accident. Every New Jersey employee is entitled to Workers’ Compensation for job-related injuries and illnesses. To qualify for benefits:
Workers’ Compensation benefits are often improperly challenged by the employer or their insurance company, however at Team Law, our lawyers will help with your initial claim, or a claim that is denied or delayed. To make sure you get the benefits you need, you should take the following initial steps after a work injury:
While your right to Workers’ Compensation benefits is spelled out in the law, employers can still challenge your right to benefits. Your employer might claim your injury was not really work-related or that you had a pre-existing condition. In other cases, Workers’ Compensation claims can be denied because the paperwork was incomplete or filed late.
At Team Law, our lawyers understand the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation system because we have been helping clients get their benefits for decades. We are ready to help you get the fair benefits you need. We may even be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent third party (non-employer) to recover additional compensation, including compensation for:
To learn more about our practice and how our lawyers can help, call Team Law today.
Workers’ Compensation is a no-fault system, meaning that you are entitled to benefits even if the accident was your own fault. At Team Law, we will advocate to help you receive the maximum amount of Workers’ Compensation you deserve.
Getting information about your legal rights is the first step to protecting them. To schedule your free case review, call our office or contact us online today. We serve clients across New Jersey.
Our Workers’ Compensation lawyers always provide a free case review so that we can discuss options in your case. That means you don’t have to pay anything up front to get legal help. In addition, under New Jersey law all Workers’ Compensation cases are handled on a contingency basis—meaning that attorneys’ fees only get paid if we win compensation in your case.
No. New Jersey Workers’ Compensation law prevents employers from retaliating against employees who file for Workers’ Compensation benefits. If your employer threatens you with retaliation or you are concerned about job security after filing for Workers’ Compensation, you should get the advice of an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.
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