New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Injury Lawyers – “Know Your Rights”
Posted on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
In New Jersey, if you get injured while on the job, it is very important to know your rights. New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation Law (Title 34, Chapter 15) ensures those employees who suffer work-related injuries, receive workers’ compensation benefits.
There are many misconceptions about filing a workers’ compensation claim. Often, the injured employee is concerned that if they file a claim, the company will terminate their employment, or there will be some form of retaliation or retribution against them. However, the law clearly protects the injured employee from such actions.
The workers’ compensation statute requires that an employee who is hurt on the job must report the injury to their employer as soon as possible.
Upon notice to your employer of the accident, you are entitled to three benefits. Your rights in New Jersey workers’ compensation claims include the following:
- all of your medical treatment and bills will be covered as long as you go to an authorized doctor
- while you are unable to work and healing, you will receive 70% of your wages up to a state maximum
- you are entitled to a “Permanency Award” – this applies to a functional loss or disability that is attributed to your on-the-job injury
If a third-party and/or outside contractor caused or contributed to your accident, you may also be able to bring a claim for your damages from that person or company as well. These cases are often complex and require a thorough evaluation. Therefore, it is very important to seek the advice of a qualified and experienced attorney.
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The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm has over 25 years of experience handling all types of serious personal injury accidents, including workers’ compensation claims. They will fight for your rights, which includes getting the medical treatment you need, any wages you are legally owed, and compensation for your injuries. Additionally, our team of lawyers will be in contact with your employer’s insurance carrier to ensure you receive timely authorization for your medical treatment, and when you can return to work, if at all.
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The New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm have over 25 years experience successfully handling all types of serious accidents, and have represented thousands of clients throughout New Jersey. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
There are strict time limitations to file your workers’ compensation claim.Please give us a call today at (973) 920-7900 to request a Free Confidential Consultation. We do not charge any fees unless we recover compensation for you. We have offices conveniently located in Denville, Morristown, Woodbridge, and Newark.