Injury in the Workplace and Workers’ Compensation
If you are injured at work, while performing your usual work activities, you can normally be compensated for your losses through the workers’ compensation process. The attorneys that makeup Rinaldo Law Group are experienced in helping clients take legal action against employers for job-related injuries and recover damages.
By following proper procedures, you can receive compensation for the medical expenses related to your injury, and for a portion of your lost wages if you were unable to work due to the injury. The benefits would be paid by the worker’s compensation insurance that most employers are required to carry. It’s a ‘no-fault’ system, meaning you don’t have to prove negligence on the part of your employer. You simply have to document the injury by following proper procedure.
There are, however, any number of circumstance where you may need to file suit to recover damages for an injury or illness related to your job, such as:
- If your injury occurred while you were at work, but the injury was actually caused by something unrelated to the job, or by someone employed by someone else. You may need to file a personal injury suit against the responsible party.
- Your employer did not carry workers compensation insurance as required by law. You may need to file suit against the employer.
- Your employer terminated you for filing a workers compensation claim or discriminated against you.
- The insurance company unfairly denied your claim for benefits under workers compensation.
New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
If you are uncertain about your rights and benefits, you feel you are unfairly being denied benefits due you for a work-related injury, please contact us to discuss your rights and options.
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