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Cuts and lacerations pose a significant risk in most work environments. Construction workers, auto mechanics, restaurant workers and others are at risk for suffering on-the-job laceration injuries that can leave them out of work for days, weeks or even months. You might even require surgery if the laceration was serious and hit an organ, bone or blood vessel.
At Team Law, we work to get fair Workers’ Compensation benefits for laceration injury victims across New Jersey. We have over six decades’ experience helping work accident victims recover fair compensation. We know that your bills can begin to pile up if you don’t begin receiving your Workers’ Compensation benefits quickly, so we go to work immediately to fight to get your full benefit entitlement.
Your right to fair benefits also includes a right to a fair recovery time. We often see laceration injury victims pushed to return to dangerous worksites quickly after seeing a doctor. Our lawyers are here to help you understand your rights so that you don’t jeopardize your health or financial future.
If you suffered a cut or laceration injury at work, call us today to talk to a lawyer about steps you can take to protect your rights. Our Workers’ Compensation lawyers will review your case for free to make sure you aren’t leaving money on the table.
Laceration injuries are some of the most common work-related injuries sustained by workers in a variety of occupations. Laceration injuries in the workplace are often the result of:
While some cuts and laceration injuries heal quickly without medical help, others can be far more serious. In general, the deeper the laceration, the more serious the potential consequences—especially if the laceration reaches the bone, tendons, muscles or even organs.
Laceration injuries can lead to:
Infection is perhaps one of the most serious concerns if you suffer a laceration injury on the job. Even a minor laceration can become severely infected if you do not receive proper medical attention quickly and keep the wound clean in the days that follow. Many of the more serious consequences of an on-the-job laceration wound stem from infection.
If you suspect that your laceration injury is infected, it’s important for you to notify your supervisor immediately and request medical treatment as soon as possible after you sustained the injury. Your injury could become worse if you work through the pain, resulting in more time away from work and danger to your health.
At Team Law, we are here to answer any questions you have about your right to Workers’ Compensation. Our lawyers also have the skills to handle any complication that comes along in getting your fair Workers’ Compensation benefits. We can help with Workers’ Compensation challenges involving:
Having a skilled Workers’ Compensation lawyer in your corner can level the playing field as you work to get the fair benefits you deserve. Just as the insurance company might challenge your right to benefits on a number of fronts, our lawyers will explore every option to get the maximum compensation possible. Call us today to speak with an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer if you were cut on the job.
Lacerations that are serious enough to warrant medical care often present the risk of complication and time away from work. Workers’ Compensation in New Jersey covers all medical expenses for your work-related injury—even if you have health insurance. To learn more about the benefits you may be entitled to receive, contact us today for a free case review.
No. Workers’ Compensation is a no-fault system. As long as you did not intentionally harm yourself, you can receive benefits. Unlike in a personal injury case, your Workers’ Compensation will not be reduced if the accident was partially—or even completely—your fault.
The answer is, of course, that it depends on the situation. Going back to work too soon after a laceration injury could expose the cut to further risk of infection and make matters worse in the long run. Whether you should return to work depends upon what the doctor recommends. The type of workplace to which you will return plays an important role in the doctor’s decision—if you work in an office setting, the risk might be less than if you work on a construction site.
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