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Injuries of any kind can be stressful, but when injuries occur in the workplace – the place where so many of us spend most of our waking hours – it is essential to get help to smooth the road to recovery. Workplace injuries in New Jersey are handled differently because of the workers’ compensation system designed to compensate injured workers—and protect employers from lawsuits.
At Birkhold & Maider, LLC, our knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyers are skilled in the ins and outs of the complex New Jersey workers’ compensation laws that apply when you are injured on the job. As active members of the New Jersey Association for Justice, our lawyers are passionate about making sure you get justice for workplace injuries. We fight to get you the full amount of workers’ compensation benefits available in your case.
It’s important to get our expert legal advice after you’re injured on the job because New Jersey law imposes:
Fortunately, our lawyers understand what you’re going through and are here to help. We offer no-risk case evaluations where we explain (1) how the workers’ compensation system works and (2) how we can help you get workers’ compensation benefits so that you can pay your bills while you’re recovering from your injury.
If you have been injured at work in Essex County or elsewhere in New Jersey, call our dedicated workers’ compensation lawyers so that we can help you understand your legal right to monetary compensation.
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance designed to compensate workers injured on the job through payment of:
In exchange, however, employees must relinquish their right to sue their employer for negligence. In simpler terms, this means that you have a right to compensation for injuries sustained while on the job, but the process for obtaining that compensation is detailed and specific—and happens outside the personal injury legal system.
New Jersey is a no-fault state, which means you can receive workers’ compensation benefits even if you were at fault for the accident that caused your injury. Workers’ compensation benefits are also available to address dangerous conditions that have caused a chronic injury, condition or disease, such as:
In many cases, you may not have the mindset or inclination to deal with the protracted legal issues that can arise with respect to your workplace injury on your own – and you shouldn’t have to. Having our competent, compassionate legal advocates in your corner to address the financial needs arising from your injury will allow you to focus your energy on your recovery.
At Birkhold & Maider, LLC, we treat our clients with compassion and respect. We know that when you can’t work, you’re probably frustrated and wondering how you will pay your everyday bills, let alone pay for the high cost of medical care and rehab. Our lawyers are committed to providing the top legal services possible, and can help with:
Workers’ compensation claims in New Jersey are often denied because of simple errors in the paperwork. In other cases, the employer might challenge whether the injury or illness was really caused by an accident or conditions at work.
Our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers know that it can be difficult to find out what went wrong with your claim, but we have successfully helped hundreds of injured workers get their fair workers’ compensation benefits. We’re here to put this experience to work for you.
Most people who are injured at work are wondering how much a lawyer will cost—and whether they really need a lawyer in the first place. Because of this, we provide all potential clients with a free case evaluation. Scheduling your case evaluation doesn’t create any obligation on your part. We’re here to look at what happened in your specific case and explain what we can do to help—and we only get paid if we win in your case.
You shouldn’t have to fight for fair compensation on your own, so call or contact us online today for your free consultation with our talented Nutley, NJ-based workers’ compensation lawyers.
Yes, in some cases you may still be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits even if a workplace incident worsened a pre-existing condition. Legal advice is especially important in these cases because your employer might argue that because your injury was pre-existing, it wasn’t caused by the workplace accident. This is where our experienced lawyers can help. We will investigate and consult with medical experts to show that your injury was made worse by the accident or conditions in your workplace.
You can report your injury to your supervisor or manager. It’s okay to go to your manager and report the incident verbally, but your manager should then explain the process for getting your report in writing. This means that your supervisor might give you forms to fill out to begin the process. Your employer will usually then file the first report of your injury or illness. If your employer fails to complete this filing, it may be necessary to file with the Division of Workers’ Compensation on your own. Our lawyers can help you understand what’s needed for this filing and can complete the paperwork on your behalf.
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