Three Questions About Workers’ Compensation
Question 1: What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation laws are in place to protect employees who have been injured while on the job. The law also provides benefits to the employee’s family if the worker dies while working. Each state is mandated to have a workers’ comp program. If you are a federal employee then you are covered under the U.S. government’s program. You can find updated information on New Jersey’s laws here.
Question 2: Do I need an attorney to file a workers’ compensation claim?
Not all workers’ compensation cases need an attorney. But we strongly recommend contacting us if any of the following is true:
- Your injuries are moderate or severe enough that you need surgery
- You are unable to work
- You want to dispute an contrary claim
- Your benefits were denied
- Or you just don’t understand the process
Question 3: What monetary award will I received for my claim?
If you are successful in your case, according to New Jersey law you will receive compensation for any medical expenses you have and any wage you lost. You may also be eligible for permanent disability, depending on the severity of your injury, or a lump sum payment if you have been permanently disfigured.