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Workers' Compensation in New Jersey

Injured on the job?

If you were hurt at work, you may be eligible to receive benefits under workers' compensation, a "no fault" insurance program for employees who sustain injuries related to their jobs. Workers' compensation is dealt with on a state-by-state basis, and can cover medical benefits, permanent partial benefits, and permanent or temporary total benefits for injured employees. You may be covered on the program whether the injury was caused by a single incident or sustained as a result of repeated exposure to potential harm on the job, such as losing your hearing because of constant loud noise. Additionally, dependents of workers who passed away due to an injury or illness related to work may be eligible to receive workers' comp death benefits.

Obtaining Benefits Through Workers' Comp

In addition to seeking the necessary medical care, you should provide notice to your employer of your injuries. After you have given notice of your injury to your employer, your employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier or your self-insured employer will investigate the accident and resulting injuries to determine whether they believe you are entitled for benefits.

At this point, it is best to have an attorney represent you in the event your employer denies the accident or there is a disagreement as to the proper medical treatment you deserve. You may also be entitled to a lump sum permenancy award at the conclusion of your case. Contacting my office shortly after your injury ensures that you will be able to receive all the benefits to which you are entitled. It is important for you to know that it is illegal for your employer to punish or fire you for sustaining an injury at work or applying for workers' compensation benefits.

Enlist a West Orange Workers' Comp Lawyer Today

Work-related injuries cause serious, life-changing consequences for employees and their families. If you are seeking compensation, contact a West Orange workers' compensation lawyer from The Law Office of Alice Beirne to obtain the proven representation you need. I am certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney, and I am prepared to fight for the benefits you deserve by filing a comprehensive claim. With more than 32 years of experience, I possess the detailed knowledge of the law and proven skill needed to assist you in pursuing rightful workers' comp benefits. I put clients first at my firm, and am dedicated to providing the caring and effective legal counsel injured workers deserve. Contact my firm today to discuss your case and to learn more about your legal options.

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