Workers’ Compensation: Helping Injured Workers
If your New Jersey employer and its insurer have failed to acknowledge your serious on-the-job injury, or have delayed or denied the workers’ compensation health care, disability or medical benefits you deserve, our skilled Burlington law firm can be your voice in negotiations and in court if necessary.
We are local lawyers who solve local problems – and have been since 1965.
We are Smith Magram Michaud Colonna P.C., your home for large law firm experience and small law firm personal service.
In South Jersey and Central New Jersey, you can depend on our experienced, compassionate lawyers to pursue justice for you – and the benefits you need to regain your health and employment. Our attorneys use their more than 100 years of personal injury experience, negotiation and litigation skills, reputation for results and keen client commitment to achieve justice for you.
Contact us to arrange your free consultation. If you are too injured to come to our law offices, we can come to you. Call toll free today.
More Than 100 Years of Combined Workers’ Compensation Experience
Our workers’ compensation lawyers handle denied claims and lump-sum settlements in workers’ compensation claims, and third-party liability lawsuits with multiple defendants resulting from:
- Workplace accidents – In factories and warehouses, on construction sites, from collapsed scaffolding and malfunctioning equipment, car and truck accidents in company vehicles, delivery persons who suffer slip-and-fall injuries and dog bites, refinery explosions
- Workplace injuries – Repetitive stress, back and neck injuries, severe burns, broken bones, brain and spinal cord injury, paralysis, loss of hearing and vision
Depending on the circumstances that led to your workplace injury, you may be able to seek compensation from a third party that contributed to it. After a construction site accident, for example, an additional claim may be filed against a product manufacturer, building engineer or delivery truck driver.
Regardless of the dimensions your work accident takes on, Smith Magram Michaud Colonna P.C. explores avenue to secure the short-term or long-range benefits you need.
How Much Workers’ Comp Would You Get If Injured At Work?
An injured worker could find that a claim he or she filed to secure benefits, is denied. In other situations, the injured worker may not receive all of the money to which they are entitled. When these assessments are incorrect, the employee may seek legal assistance from a lawyer.
Following approval of a benefits claim, the insurance company will instruct the injured employee to report to one of its authorized medical services providers. If you spend over a week without working due to injuries or illness, the insurance company will also provide you with temporary disability payments as compensation for your lost wages. Within a 26-week period following your return to work, the insurance company must submit a Subsequent Report of Injury to New Jersey’s workers’ compensation department. You will also receive a copy of this report to review.
A worker can successfully secure workers’ compensation benefits to pay for medical care and lost wages, he or she will have the financial lifeline required to get through the difficult period following a serious accident.
What Is Workers’ Compensation And How Does It Work?
New Jersey provides workers’ compensation benefits to individuals who have been harmed or injured at or due to their jobs. This compensation includes coverage of medical care, up to 70 percent of lost wages due to recovery time and may also include monetary awards if someone is disabled as a result of their injury.
Before an individual can claim workers’ compensation benefits, they must meet certain eligibility requirements. These include having an injury that occurs as a result of their job, but it does not have to take place at their employer’s location. For example, individuals injured while travelling for work may still claim benefits. Injuries must also be reported by the employee or someone on their behalf to the employer within 14 days of the incident taking place.
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Our contingency fee policy means that you owe no attorney fee unless we win workers’ compensation benefits for you. You have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain by contacting us.
Your free initial consultation with our skilled Burlington workers’ compensation attorneys can be arranged right now, toll free: 609-589-0649. We respond promptly to your e-mail.