Workers’ Compensation Attorneys for Construction Workers in Atlantic City, NJ
Experienced Lawyers Pursuing Workers’ Compensation For Injured Construction Workers in Atlantic County, NJ
Construction workers perform the important task of building our homes, schools, businesses, hospitals, and everything else. Unfortunately, construction sites are among the most dangerous workplaces in the country. Even when construction companies and their workers follow all the safety requirements, some accidents and injuries are still unavoidable. This is why construction companies, like all employers, are required to participate in the workers’ compensation system. Although the workers’ compensation system is intended to provide quick recovery to workers who are injured on the job, many construction workers in Atlantic City face significant difficulties in obtaining the workers’ compensation benefits they are entitled to.
The dedicated attorneys of Brown Law aggressively fight to help construction workers in Atlantic City obtain the workers’ compensation benefits they need to offset lost wages from missed work, pay for medical treatment to recover from injuries, or relearn old job skills or learn skills for a new job. Our lawyers can help you file a workers’ compensation claim or appeal the denial or delay of an already-filed claim. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys.
Construction Workers Injured in Workplace Accidents in Atlantic City, NJ
Even though there are a plethora of safety regulations mandated by the federal and state governments, construction sites are simply inherently dangerous places to work and construction workers are unfortunately injured on almost a daily basis in Atlantic City and throughout the region. Some construction site accidents result in minor injuries that quickly heal and cause a worker to miss no time from work. But some construction accidents can result in severe, life-altering injuries such as:
- Crush injuries: Construction workers can be crushed by materials or equipment on a worksite, such as if the materials or equipment tip over or fall from a height. Workers may also sustain crush injuries in accidents where they are caught in equipment or machinery.
- Falls from heights: Workers can severely injure themselves falling from heights, such as roofs, scaffoldings, or unfinished floors
- Burns: Workers can burn themselves on hot machinery or with hot chemicals or materials, or may suffer burns in a worksite fire
- Slip and fall injuries: Slips and falls can be caused by rough, broken, uneven surfaces at a worksite, fluids or other substances on the floor, or even due to natural snow and ice accumulation at a worksite
- Motor vehicle accidents: Workers can be injured getting into a car accident while driving around a worksite or even on the road between worksites; workers can also be injured by motorized equipment at worksites, like forklifts or backhoes.
- Exposure to toxic chemicals: Many construction techniques require the use of potentially hazardous chemicals, which can injure construction workers. Or construction workers may be exposed to toxic chemicals already existing at a construction site, such as lead or asbestos.
- Repetitive stress injuries: Construction work often requires workers to perform repetitive motions throughout the day, leading to repetitive stress injuries. Severe repetitive stress injuries can even cause permanent disability at the injury site.
Dedicated Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Help Injured Construction Workers Obtain Benefits in Atlantic City, NJ
If you are a construction worker who was injured at your worksite or otherwise injured on the job, you deserve prompt and full payment of the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to. The exact workers’ compensation benefits you may receive will depend on the severity of your injuries. Types of workers’ compensation benefits include:
- Medical expenses: Covers the treatment you receive to recover from the injuries suffered on the job; however, to be eligible for such benefits your employer may require you to see a particular healthcare provider.
- Temporary disability benefits: If your injuries render you disabled from being able to work, you may receive pay equal to 70 percent of your average weekly paycheck (subject to caps) for up to 400 weeks.
- Permanent disability benefits: If you are deemed permanently disabled from returning work, your disability benefits may be made permanent.
- Vocational rehabilitation: Pays for you to receive rehabilitation to relearn tasks related to your job, or if you are physically incapable of returning to your old job, to learn skills for a new job.
Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney If You’ve Been Hurt on the Job at a Construction Site in Atlantic City, NJ
Regardless of whether you have yet to make a workers’ compensation claim, have had your claim delayed or denied, or believe you may be entitled to additional benefits, you need an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer by your side to help you obtain the maximum benefits you are entitled to for your injuries. If you’re a construction worker injured on the job, you deserve compensation and to have your medical expenses paid for. The dedicated workers’ compensation attorneys of Brown Law are ready to fight for you to receive full and fair workers’ compensation benefits. Contact us today!
FAQ: I was injured on the job but my employer says I’m not eligible for benefits — what do I do?
New Jersey law imposes a seven-day waiting period before an injured worker can be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. So if you were injured less than seven days ago, your employer does not have to begin paying workers’ compensation benefits until that seven-day period elapses. However, if you are still injured seven-days after your accident, you will still be paid for the seven-day waiting period.
FAQ: Can I see my own doctor with workers’ compensation benefits?
Your employer or its workers’ compensation insurer has the right to direct where you receive medical treatment (except for emergency treatment). Some employers or insurers allow you to choose your doctor, but even in those cases, you may be limited to a list of doctors to choose from. If you decide to seek medical treatment elsewhere even though your employer directed you to see a particular healthcare provider, you may jeopardize your eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits.