Hackensack, New Jersey, Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
When you are hurt or injured while performing your duties as an employee in New Jersey, there is a specialized area of legislation that governs from whom and how much you can recover. Under New Jersey workers’ compensation laws, employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage for each employee. However, obtaining these insurance benefits after suffering serious injuries while working can be difficult.
At The Epstein Law Firm, our Rochelle Park and Hackensack, New Jersey, workers’ compensation attorneys help injured workers obtain the full benefits to which they are entitled following a work-related accident. Call 201-918-3560 or contact our Bergen County law firm online to arrange a free consultation.
Obtaining Benefits for Work-Related Injuries
Work-related injuries or illnesses typically covered by workers’ compensation laws include:
- Back injuries
- Knee injuries, ankle injuries, shoulder injuries, and other joint injuries
- Hip injuries
- Eye/hearing loss
- Disfigurement and scarring of face, neck, or hands
- Carpal tunnel-repetitive trauma injuries
- Occupational diseases, such as asbestosis and dermatitis
- Asthma or other work-related pulmonary conditions
- Loss of use of limbs
- Other work-related injuries
Our New Jersey work accident lawyers provide skilled legal advocacy to all types of injured workers, including injured commercial drivers (such as UPS or FedEx drivers), injured nurses or hospital workers, injured construction workers, injured warehouse workers, injured public employees (such as police, fire, sanitation workers), and other injured workers.
While work injuries can result from all types of workplace accidents, some common workplace accidents that may trigger workers’ compensation coverage include on-the-job car accidents, construction accidents, vehicle and heavy equipment accidents, work-related slip and fall accidents, and other workplace accidents.
Injured at Work? We Answer Your Questions and Protect Your Interests.
Workers’ compensation differs substantially from other types of injury and death cases, and generally provides coverage for any necessary medical treatment related to the injury or illness, compensation for lost wages, and compensation for the injury. The questions that arise most often in a workers’ compensation case are:
- Were you an employee at the time of the injury?
- Was the injury received while you were on the job?
- Was there an injury?
- What benefits are you entitled to?
- Was the injury permanent?
- Are you entitled to a settlement?
- Should you accept a lump sum settlement?
- Will the case be tried before a judge in the Division of Workers’ Compensation?
With extensive experience representing injured workers throughout New Jersey, we understand workers’ compensation laws and know how to effectively represent the interests of people who have sustained on-the-job injuries.
Contact Our New Jersey Work Accident Attorneys
To discuss your work injuries or employee comp claim with an experienced and knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyer, schedule a free initial consultation. Contact our law firm online or call 201-918-3560. In personal injury and workers’ compensation matters, our fees generally are recovered as a percentage of any settlement or award offered to our clients.