Designed to Protect Workers
Workers’ compensation laws are designed to protect workers who are injured on the job, by providing a way for the injured worker to be compensated for the losses caused by his injury. Our attorneys are very familiar with New Jersey’s laws regarding workers’ compensation and have helped clients receive substantial monetary awards for their suffering.
An injury sustained on the job could very easily limit your ability to do your job or even completely prevent you from working at your usual occupation. Whether the injury affects you for a few days, or for a lifetime, it can have a large impact on your life through disability, financial losses, and extra expenses for medical treatments and medications.
If you are injured at work, you must follow certain workers compensation procedures to protect your rights under the law and to improve your chances of recovering damages in full for your injury.
While most employers abide by workers compensation laws, it is possible to be cheated out of all or part of your compensation for an injury, through fraud on the part of an employer.
We suggest you contact us as soon as practicable after your injury to get advice about your rights, and what procedures to follow. To learn more about the compensation you may be entitled to, fill out our contact form or call 1-833-RINALDO.
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Worker’s Compensation Benefits
If you are injured on the job and qualify for workers’ comp benefits, you should receive medical treatment, payments for time off work while you recover, a compensation payment for any permanent disability you incurred as a result of your injury, and job retraining if you’re unable to return to your old job.
All states require workers’ comp insurance companies to pay reasonably sufficient temporary disability payment while you’re temporarily off work, but the states vary widely in how much compensation they require for employees who suffer permanent impairments from their injuries.
Worker’s Compensation Claims
You can file a claim for workers compensation benefits as soon as you become injured on the job or develop an illness that is related to your work. In fact, delaying filing for workers’ comp benefits after you’ve become sick or injured can pose a distinct disadvantage and potentially allow a workers’ compensation insurance carrier to deny a worker compensation benefits. At the least, a significant amount of time between when the injury allegedly occurred and when it is reported can throw up red flags for an insurance carrier who suspects that a benefit claim is not wholly legitimate.