INJURED WHILE WORKING IN NEW JERSEY
Posted on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
In New Jersey, if you are injured while on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Especially during New Jersey’s winter months, with all the ice, snow and sleet, workers are often injured during the course of employment. This may include getting hurt in a car accident or truck accident while driving on the job, or injured from a slip/trip or fall down accident while working. If you are injured on the job, it is important to know your rights are protected. Every employer in New Jersey must carry workers’ compensation insurance (New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation Law, Title 34, Chapter 15). This law provides workers who are hurt on the job with benefits, such as medical care, temporary compensation of wages, and a monetary award if the injured worker suffers a permanent disability, known as a “Permanency Award.”
Another example is when a third-party and/or outside contractor caused or contributed to your accident, when they failed to properly remove snow and/or treat icy conditions. If the area where you slipped and fell on black ice should have been treated with ice melt/salt by a contractor or the premises owner, you may also be able to bring a claim for your damages against that contractor, company or premises owner. Some employees many not know if their injury is considered “work-related.” 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 workers’ compensation claims. They will fight for your rights, including getting you the medical treatment you need, any wages you are legally owed, and compensation for your injuries.
Todd J. Leonard is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, has a 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo, was named by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” for Civil Litigation, and was once again selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers® list.
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. There is never a fee unless we obtain a recovery. We have offices conveniently located in Denville, Morristown, Woodbridge, and Newark.