Have you been injured at work? You are likely entitled to benefits through workers’ compensation insurance. State law allows workers to collect a variety of benefits following an injury, and you are eligible for these benefits regardless of your fault in the accident or injury. However, there can be complications and challenges along the way. Continue reading to learn about common reasons why you may need to hire an employment lawyer for help seeking compensation following a workplace injury.
Ensure Your Rights Are Protected
You will first have to prepare a claim, known as a verified claim petition, to pursue worker’s compensation benefits. An attorney can help you prepare this form, represent you at your hearings, and appeal decisions if necessary. New Jersey law allows for medical benefits, such as all necessary and reasonable medical treatments and prescriptions. You may also be entitled to temporary and permanent disability benefits.
Explore Other Options than Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation benefits may not be your only option. You may also have a claim against another party besides your employer, which is known as a third-party claim. Third parties may include business owners, subcontractors, or product manufacturers. For example, if you are a construction worker and injured on the job, you can pursue your workers’ compensation claim and possibly file a personal injury claim against the manufacturer if a piece of defective equipment was responsible for your injuries.
Do not wait to consult an attorney if you have been injured in a workplace accident. There are time limitations involved and you will want to begin documenting your injuries and treatment as soon as possible. At The Law Firm of Walter K. Schreyer, we are a full-service law firm that can assist you with your workers’ compensation claim. We have more than 35 years of experience helping New Jersey residents, so call our office at (888) 511-2837 to schedule a consultation.
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