Worker’s compensation law varies from state to state. Each state has its own set of laws, guidelines, and timelines for filing a case, and these guidelines and timelines need to be followed precisely according to the state’s particular requirements. Here is a quick guide to the process for filing a case for a work-related injury New Jersey lawyers will represent.
The Benefits: In Short
According to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, workers’ compensation is a no-fault program providing benefits to employees who incur job-related injuries or illnesses. The benefits include:
- Medical benefits
- Temporary total benefits
- Permanent partial benefits
- Permanent total benefits
- Death benefits to dependents of workers who have died as a result of employment
Benefits are provided for the injured employee regardless of who was at fault.
Types of Injuries Covered
Worker’s Compensation covers every type of work-related injury New Jersey residents might suffer, including but not limited to:
- Neck, back, shoulder, arm and hand injuries
- Knee, leg and foot injuries
- Nerve damage
- Brain injuries
- Repetitive injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Hearing loss
- Amputation or loss of body part
- Occupational diseases, such as asthma, asbestosis, mesothelioma and conditions resulting from exposure to chemicals and poisons
- Injuries or diseases made worse as a result of the person’s job.
What To Do?
In the event that a New Jersey work-related injury occurs, the employee should notify the employer immediately. If medical treatment is necessary, the injured employee should make the request to the employer as soon as possible. Under the NJ workers’ compensation law, the employer and/or insurance carrier may select the physician to treat the employee for work related injuries. Finally, the employee should contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Do I Really Need An Attorney?
Yes. The laws and guidelines regarding the filing of New Jersey work-related injuries are governed by particular procedures and timelines. A lawyer with expertise and experience with work-related injury claims can ensure that your case is filed correctly and timely. You have suffered enough as a result of your work-related injury, you don’t need the claim process to cause you even more pain and suffering.
At The Law Offices of Thomas More Holland, we have the knowledge and experience you need to navigate your case efficiently and get you the results you need for your NJ work-related injury case. For more information, contact our offices today at (215) 592-8080.
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