NJ Workers Compensation Attorney
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that an estimated three million people who work for private employers sustained work-related injuries or illnesses in a single year. Fortunately for many of those employees, the law in New Jersey requires private employers to carry workers compensation insurance. This insurance is intended to provide coverage for employees injured on the job and can provide benefits for the following:
Temporary or permanent disabilities
- Income replacement if the employee must miss work to recover
Death benefits to surviving family member of fatal accident victims
- Medical treatment costs
These benefits can be critical to employees and their families as workplace injuries and illnesses can cause significant financial strain. Unfortunately, not every workers compensation claim goes smoothly and many deserving employees can have their rightful benefits delayed or denied. An experienced workers compensation attorney can assist you through every step of the claims process and of an appeal, if needed, to ensure you receive the full benefits you deserve from your employer.
At the Law Offices of Kurt M. Resch, P.C., we have been helping injured workers receive important benefits for over 30 years. We are committed to standing up for your rights, so please call for more information about how we can help you today.
NJ Common Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
Many different injuries and illnesses can result from your job duties. While numerous injuries occur from sudden accidents, others can develop over time due to conditions at work. Some of the more common workplace injuries can include:
- Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related conditions
- Vision impairment or loss
- Hearing impairment or loss
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Skin disorders
- Toxic exposure or inhalation
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Soft tissue damage
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Broken bones
- Amputations of extremities
Following any type of workplace injury, you should always report the injury to your employer and seek immediate medical attention. A timely diagnosis can help to support a workers compensation claim that you may make and can also help to make sure you receive all of the treatment you need to return to work and other daily activities as fast as possible. Whether you’re job-related injury is serious or relatively minor, your employer’s workers compensation insurance should cover your losses.
Workers Comp Claim NJ
Workers compensation benefits do not automatically kick in once you are injured. Instead, you must follow the claims process set out by your employer. Unfortunately, the process may not be as simple as you hoped and you may have to take several steps before you begin receiving compensation. Some steps of the workers comp claim and its process can include:
- Providing notice of your injury to your employer
- Filing a claim
- A determination by the workers compensation insurer whether your claim is allowed under NJ law
- If your claim is accepted, you may be offered a settlement depending on the severity of your injuries
- If your claim is denied, you can appeal the denial with the NJ Division of Workers Compensation
- If your appeal is denied, you can appeal yet again to the New Jersey state courts
Too often, an injured or ill employee does not receive a favorable result due to simple errors throughout the claims legal process. The assistance of a highly experienced workers compensation lawyer can be extremely valuable in helping you receive benefits as soon as possible.
Workers Compensation Cases in NJ
Workers compensation cases are very different from legal claims stemming from injuries sustained outside of work. You should always have an attorney on your side who has specific experience handling workers compensation claims in NJ. An attorney can assist you to ensure your claim is complete and accurate to ensure the best chances of approval. If you are offered a settlement, our office can help you decide whether that offer is adequate to cover your long-term losses and we can help you negotiate for a better offer. If you need to appeal a denial, we will represent you throughout every stage of your appeal in hearings and court appearances.
Consult with an Experienced Workers Compensation Attorney in NJ Today
If you have sustained a work-related illness or injury, your first call should be to a skilled NJ workers compensation lawyer. Attorney Kurt Resch has been helping injured workers in Hudson, Bergen, and Passaic Counties for decades and has the experience needed to stand up to workers compensation insurers on your behalf. Please call our office today at 201-488-5454 for a free consultation.