Suffering From a Work-Related Injury in Atlantic County?
Get Experienced Legal Representation For Your Workers’ Comp Claim in New Jersey
If you’ve been injured on the job, you may find it difficult – or even impossible – to continue working. Losing the ability to perform at work can become financially and emotionally crippling. Which is why you need the support of your employer to provide the medical services and disability benefits that you require in order to recover from your injuries. Workers’ compensation law is overseen by the NJ Department of Labor, where workers are protected by the Rules of the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation. Workers’ compensation also provides death benefits to dependents of workers who have died as a result of their employment. While it is true that some occupations are riskier than others, it is important to understand that you can recover damages regardless of what type of job you have, or regardless of who was at fault in your work-related incident.
When you’ve sustained an injury at work, it is important to know your rights and to learn more about receiving the benefits, medical care, and compensation that you are entitled to through a workers’ compensation claim. Our lead attorney, Jennifer Torsiello Cassett, is here to help you navigate through this complex process. Call Brown Law today, or fill out our online contact form to speak to a qualified representative from our firm, and to discover whether or not you are eligible for compensation.
Common Work-Related Injuries
The list of injuries that can result from a work-related incident is almost endless. Some examples of possible work-related injuries may include:
- Neck and back injuries
- Carpal Tunnel
- Burn injuries
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries
- Loss of vision and/or hearing
- Emotional trauma
- Wrongful death
- Occupational Risks
It is not uncommon for people to doubt the validity of their workers’ compensation claim, especially with all of the mixed information out there. Many people may believe, for instance, that they do not have the right to file for workers’ compensation because they may have lifted something too heavy or fell down a flight of stairs at work. Due to the nature of this type of incident, some may think it impossible to recover damages through workers’ comp because no one was really “at fault” for the incident. But this is not the case. “Fault” is not a determining factor in receiving workers’ compensation benefits. Depending on the extent of the injury or the particular line of work – a work-related injury can make it difficult (or even impossible) to return to work. Injured employees should know then that regardless of how an accident unfolded at work, they do not have to suffer alone and they have options (as well as legal rights) to pursue compensation for their losses.
Contact Us Today
Even a seemingly minor injury can potentially result in a workers’ compensation lawsuit if you were injured on the job. If your injury has resulted in medical expenses and/or lost wages, it’s important to schedule a free consultation with our attorneys in Atlantic City. With years of experience helping injured victims throughout South Jersey, we are ready to help you with your claim and to fight on your behalf.
Contact our Atlantic City workers’ compensation lawyers today to schedule your free consultation. Call us directly or fill out our online contact form to speak to a qualified representative from our firm to help you figure out your legal rights and options.