Fort Lee Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If you were injured performing your work duties while on the job, your employer and its workers’ compensation insurance carrier are responsible for helping you recover under New Jersey law. You should not have to worry about obtaining the benefits to which you are entitled during this difficult time. Unfortunately, employers and insurance companies are not always easy to work with and may create unnecessary obstacles that can derail or even negate your claim.
Whether you are trying to file a claim for the first time or have run into difficulties or a denial with an ongoing claim, Charles Shaw Law offers experienced and aggressive legal assistance. Our Fort Lee workers’ compensation attorney can fully review and investigate the details of your work injuries in order to back up your claim. We have been providing legal support for injured workers for several decades; we know the law, the procedures, and how best to present your claim.
New Jersey Work Injuries & Claims
If you are injured at work, you must report it to your employer within 90 days or you may lose your right to any compensation. In fact, it is better to report the incident as soon as possible and begin getting the medical treatment needed. Even if your injury appears to be incidental, it is always best to let your employer know about it. Under New Jersey law, you are entitled to benefits regardless of the length of time you have been employed or your employer’s size and its number of employees.
Depending on your case, you may be entitled to:
- A percentage of your gross weekly wages
- Medical care expenses
- Transportation reimbursement for medical visits
- Vocational retraining
- Funeral expenses and death benefits for dependents in the case of death
What Qualifies as a Workers’ Compensation Injury in New Jersey?
In order to be eligible for workers' compensation benefits, there are two requirements you must meet:
- You must be an employee of a company who has workers’ compensation insurance. All companies in New Jersey are required by law to have it. You are still eligible if you are a seasonal or part-time employee. There is also no certain time period you must be employed in order to claim benefits.
- You must have been injured at work or as a result of job-related duties. Examples include straining your back by lifting, falling on a slippery floor or illness due to unhealthy working conditions. You may also be eligible if you contract a repetitive stress injury (RSI) from job duties such as typing at a computer keyboard or operating a cash register. Mental illness can also be covered by workers' compensation if it is a result of something that happened at work.
Our Fort Lee workers’ compensation attorney can review and look over the details of your case in order to provide the defense you deserve. We have been providing legal support for injured workers for many years. Let us help you, call Charles Shaw Law today for a consultation!
Get the Full Compensation You Deserve
To ensure that your claim covers all the benefits to which you are entitled, you should have your case evaluated by a qualified attorney. Our Fort Lee workers’ compensation attorney knows what to look for and how to deal with the issues that your employer or its insurance carrier may raise. Our goal is to help you recover both physically and financially and to restore your independence and future.