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Worker’s Compensation Lawyers In New Jersey

Have you been injured at work? Have you been hurt or acquired an illness while doing work-related activities? If you have been injured on the job or while performing work-related activities, like running a work errand, you may be concerned about how to receive compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.  These kinds of injuries typically fall within the workers’ compensation system.

Workers’ compensation is a mandatory insurance program for all employers. Employers with one or more employees need to buy workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance pays employees when they’re hurt at work or during the course of their employment. Employees do not need to prove that your employer or co-workers did anything wrong in order for you to receive workers’ compensation benefits.

What Are The Benefits Mostly Included In A Workers’ Compensation

1. Medical bills. Medical bills will be paid for to help you recover. Though your choices of doctors will be limited.

2. Temporary disability benefits. In your injury causes you to perform poorly at work, therefore you lose salary, you may receive temporary disability benefits.

3. Permanent disability benefits. If you weren’t able to recover from your injury, you may receive permanent disability benefits.

4. Death benefits. If you lose your life because of a work-related injury, your immediate family will receive death benefits.

Protect Your Claim After an Accident

If you have been injured or become ill at a work-related activity, report it immediately to you supervisor. If you do not report your injury within a certain amount of time which is usually, within 30 days,  you may lose your right to collect the workers’ compensation benefits to which you would otherwise have been entitled.

Are All Employees Covered by Workers’ Compensation Coverage?

The answer is no. Not all employers are required to have workers’ compensation coverage. It also depends on how many employees the company has, the type of business it is, and what type of work the employees are doing. Some employees, such as independent contractors or seasonal workers, are not covered in some states with workers’ compensation.

When Do I Need A Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

Workers’ compensation is an administrative process. So it means that you may not need a lawyer if you file a claim and the insurance company promptly begins paying your benefits.

However, if the insurance company denies your claim, reduces your benefits, or disputes your permanent disability rating, then you’ll need the help of a lawyer. You’ll need to file an appeal with the state workers’ compensation agency. It requires knowledge of workers’ compensation laws and procedures.

How an Attorney at the Rinaldo Law Offices Can Help?

If you’re hurt at work, you may want to schedule a free consultation with an attorney to discuss your options.  A qualified New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney will listen to the facts of your situation, explain how in the state of New Jersey law applies to your case, and describe the options available for you. At the Rinaldo Law Offices attorneys, we’ll ensure your case is prepared right the first time, so you can get the compensation you well deserve.

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Worker’s Compensation Benefits
If you are injured on the job and qualify for workers’ comp benefits, you should receive medical treatment, payments for time off work while you recover, a compensation payment for any permanent disability you incurred as a result of your injury, and job retraining if you’re unable to return to your old job. All states require workers’ comp insurance companies to pay reasonably sufficient temporary disability payment while you’re temporarily off work, but the states vary widely in how much compensation they require for employees who suffer permanent impairments from their injuries.
Worker’s Compensation Claims
You can file a claim for workers compensation benefits as soon as you become injured on the job or develop an illness that is related to your work. In fact, delaying filing for workers’ comp benefits after you’ve become sick or injured can pose a distinct disadvantage and potentially allow a workers’ compensation insurance carrier to deny a worker compensation benefits. At the least, a significant amount of time between when the injury allegedly occurred and when it is reported can throw up red flags for an insurance carrier who suspects that a benefit claim is not wholly legitimate.

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