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New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyer for NJ Transit Workers

Skilled Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Passionate About Getting Justice for Injured NJ Transit Workers

New Jersey Transit Workers provide a critical function for state residents—keeping transportation options running so people can get from point A to point B.  Unfortunately, NJ Transit Workers are also exposed to a wide range of dangers in the workplace, which may even be a moving bus or train. 

At Team Law, our Workers’ Compensation and injury lawyers are passionate about getting justice for injured NJ Transit Workers.  We have a reputation for excellence across New Jersey.  We are proud to put our proven track record of success to work for you if you were injured while working for NJ Transit.

Getting fair compensation for injured NJ Transit Workers can be complex.  Initially, the type and availability of relief can vary depending upon the employees’ specific job function, as railroad workers are covered by a different Workers’ Compensation system than NJ Transit bus workers.  Having an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer by your side is therefore critical to reaching the best possible outcome in your case.

We know that every work injury case is different.  Our dedicated Workers’ Compensation lawyers provide personalized attention and develop a custom-tailored plan for each client we take on.  To discuss how the various laws apply to your specific work accident case, call our experienced lawyers for a free case review today.

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Laws for NJ Transit Workers

Certain NJ Transit Workers, such as bus operation workers, are entitled to receive compensation for work injuries under the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation law.  Bus drivers, for example, are at a high risk of sustaining injuries in motor vehicle accidents.  Those injuries could mean time away from work while you recover from:

NJ Transit bus mechanics, on the other hand, are at a high risk for sustaining hand and shoulder injuries while working on bus components.

If you are eligible to receive Workers’ Compensation, benefits will cover all of your medical bills and provide wage replacement of 70% of your lost wages after the authorized doctor has kept you out of work for at least 8 days.

At Team Law, we leave no stone unturned in exploring every option for getting the most compensation possible in your case.  Although New Jersey Workers’ Compensation rules prevent you from suing NJ Transit directly for your injuries, you might be eligible to pursue a lawsuit against someone else.

Common Challenges to Claiming Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Even if you are a NJ Transit worker who is eligible to receive state Workers’ Compensation benefits, you may face a number of hurdles when actually trying to get your benefit check.  Those hurdles might include:

For example, if you suffer from an occupational disease caused by sitting in the same position as a NJ Transit bus driver, NJ Transit might challenge whether that injury was preexisting, or not  related to the employment.

At Team Law, our lawyers are here to help you overcome these challenges.  We conduct a thorough investigation and evaluate what happened in your case to build the strongest possible claim for compensation.  To learn more about how we can help you through the difficult Workers’ Compensation process, call our office today.

Call Today to Learn How Our Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyers for NJ Transit Workers Can Help

Getting fair compensation for your injuries can always be complicated.  NJ Transit Workers are faced with the added complication of working for the state government itself.  Having an experienced lawyer by your side can be key to recovering fair compensation for your work injuries.

Discuss your case with our respected team of lawyers by calling our office or using our online contact form.  At Team Law, we always review your case for free, so call today to learn more about how we can help.

Frequently Asked Questions About Workers’ Compensation for NJ Transit Workers

FAQ: NJ Transit says that, based on my medical records, I should be able to return to work as a bus driver. I am still in a lot of pain. Do I have to return to work?

Not necessarily. Our lawyers will speak with your treating physician and evaluate your medical records. In some cases, doctors who are approved by Workers’ Compensation might push for you to return to work too quickly. We will explore options for getting a second opinion to determine if there are treatments available that might help you to retain greater function that the insurance company doctor has not offered. In some cases, it may be possible to convince the Workers’ Compensation Court Judge that the insurance carrier should be compelled to provide those additional treatments to you.

FAQ: What is the difference between filing a lawsuit as a NJ Transit worker and getting Workers’ Compensation?

Under New Jersey Workers’ Compensation law you do not have to prove that NJ Transit was negligent, and you are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits even if the accident was your fault. However, you may, in addition, be able to file a lawsuit against a person or company that caused your accident, while collecting Workers’ Compensation benefits against NJ Transit, although certain reimbursement of the Workers’ Compensation benefits received would be necessary if the lawsuit was successful. Our lawyers have substantial knowledge and resources to guide you through the process of recovering compensation after a NJ Transit accident regardless of the type of case involved.

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