Workers' Compensation Attorney

What is Workers' Compensation?

Accidents occur every day, at every time of the day. People are not immune to accidents in the workplace. When an injury occurs at work, it can turn one’s world upside down. Many may quickly choose to settle the claim with an insurance company. However, the state workers’ compensation system (with the assistance of experienced attorneys) helps to provide financial assistance to those suffering through medical treatment, wage replacement, and permanent disability compensation as well as death benefits to the dependents of workers who have died as a result of an injury on the job.

The New Jersey Division of Labor and Workforce Development governs the administration of Workers’ Compensation in New Jersey. Employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance and workers who have been injured while at work are entitled by law to certain benefits – regardless of how you are paid.

Paid Under the Table by Your Employer? You Still Have Rights!

There are certain industries, which appear to have a culture of paying under the table. Most of these industries tend to involve positions involving physical labor and are carried out by undocumented immigrants. These workers are still entitled to compensation. However, the real difficulty lies with proving that you are in fact an employee should your employer deny it since you have no tax information.

While once easier, a rise in compensation fraud and for profit insurance carriers has made it more challenging to get injured employees the help the deserve. With the help of a qualified and professional attorney, your case is more easily navigated.

Work Injury Fatalities

When an individual dies as a result of a workplace-related injury, the deceased’s surviving family may file a workers’ compensation claim in order to collect certain types of benefits:

  • Medical Benefits
  • Temporary Disability Benefits
  • Permanent Disability Benefits
  • Death benefits
  • Social Security Disability
  • Public Employee Disability Pension Benefits
  • Veterans’ Disability Benefits

Slip and falls are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims and occupational injury for people 55 years and older. In fact, 85% of claims are attributed to employee slip and falls due to slippery floors.

There are numerous other risks of injury that workers face daily. These include:

  • Crane Accidents
  • Equipment Defect or Failure
  • Electric Shock
  • Explosions
  • Falls
  • Ladder Injuries
  • Safety Code Violations

Each day in the U.S. alone, there are three deaths on construction sites. When you have been injured on the job, it is important that you take five steps as soon as possible after being injured. These are:

  • See a Doctor
  • Follow Doctor’s Orders
  • Maintain All Paperwork (from your doctor, insurance company, etc.)
  • Inform Your Supervisor of Your Injury (no later than 120 days from the date of the injury
  • Discuss Your Options with an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney

If You Think You Have a Workers' Compensation Case, Contact The Wright Law Firm and Schedule a Consultation Today!

When you are paid off of the books it can also be difficult to prove how much you get paid. Without evidence of how much you get paid weekly, it is difficult to determine any disability rates. This is why an experienced attorney can help you to navigate the workers’ compensation process.

Contact The Wright Law Firm online or call us at 609-759-2500 today to discuss your options.

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