Sometimes, workers may get injured or ill while at work. Should this happen through no fault of their own, they are eligible for compensation to cover lost income, medical costs, and disability benefits. They also have the right to appeal denied claims or file a third-party personal injury lawsuit.
A professional North Bergen Workers’ Compensation Attorney can protect your rights if you or a loved one has suffered a work-related illness or injury. We will guide you through the legal process of filing a claim. Contact us today to discuss your case.
What Is Workers’ Compensation?
Employees are essential to the growth of any economy. As such, most states have laws in place to protect their rights. Workers’ compensation is a program that provides workers with benefits should they get ill or injured while at work. It covers medical expenses, lost income, disability, and death.
Workers’ compensation is available to all employees, regardless of who was at fault. Nonetheless, you need to prove negligence for your case to hold up in court.
In New Jersey, workers’ compensation is enforced by the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act. It mandates all employers to secure workers’ compensation insurance for their employees.
If you have been injured while at work, talk to a North Bergen Workers’ Compensation Attorney to find out all your legal options.
Common Types of Workplace Injuries
Most workplace injuries are caused by unsafe conditions or lack of proper safety training. They can also be a result of repetitive movements and third-party negligence. Typical workers’ compensation cases we deal with involve injuries such as:
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Knee and hip injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck or shoulder injuries
- Poisoning from exposure to toxic materials or chemicals
- Occupational disease
Notify your employer immediately you get injured then seek medical assistance. You should also call your lawyer and fill them in on the accident.
Benefits Available for Workers’ Compensation Claims
For over 30 years, attorney Anthony Carbone has been helping workers get benefits such as:
Temporary total benefits
These benefits cover employees who have been disabled for more than seven days. It includes lost income or wages for an amount established by the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development. Temporary total benefits are provided until a worker goes back to work or after 400 weeks.
Permanent partial benefits
They are provided when a worker suffers a permanent job-related injury or illness. They are paid weekly and begin after temporary total benefits.
Permanent total benefits
Provided to workers with a permanent disability and thus cannot go back to work. They are available for up to 450 weeks but could be extended depending on the employee’s condition. Permanent total benefits are provided at 70 percent of a worker’s rate.
This includes present and future treatment expenses for job-related injuries or illnesses. It covers medication prescriptions, physical therapy, rehabilitation, surgery, and other health services.
Contact a North Bergen Workers’ Compensation Attorney
At The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, we are committed to protecting the rights of workers who have been injured while at work. We have the experience, resources, and passion required to ensure they are compensated for their misery.
If you have a workers’ compensation claim, contact us at 201-829-3829 to set up your appointment with a North Bergen Workers’ Compensation Attorney.