Assisting People After Job Injuries
If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, there are special rules that apply to your legal rights to compensation for your medical needs and lost wages. In order to get what you deserve, you will need to take the right steps immediately.
At the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, P.C., our workers’ compensation attorney in New Jersey helps people injured in workplace accidents seek compensation under New Jersey workers’ compensation law. Don’t hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, P.C. to schedule a free confidential consultation with our Newark workers’ compensation lawyer. We will charge you no fees unless we win your case.
Follow the Workers’ Compensation Process
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, the first thing you need to do is notify your employer of the accident and the injury. You cannot make a workers’ compensation claim at a later date, after you’ve gotten medical treatment from your own doctor. You have to notify your employer and go to the doctor chosen by your employer.
The second thing you should do is speak to an attorney. If your employer refuses to send you to a doctor or sends you to one who claims that you are not injured or that your injuries do not prevent you from doing your job, an experienced workers’ compensation attorney in Jersey City can protect your rights.
But even if your employer agrees to pay for medical treatment and lost wages, a workers’ compensation lawyer in Newark can help you get all of the compensation to which you are entitled.
Beware of Independent Contractor Claims
Your employer may tell you that you are not entitled to workers’ compensation for your workplace accident because you are an independent contractor. This may be true for some workers, particularly in construction accidents, but not everyone is an independent contractor just because the employer says so.
Even if you signed a contract agreeing to work as an independent contractor, you may still be entitled to workers’ compensation. Contact us to learn more about your rights from our accident lawyer in Jersey City.