If you have been injured at work, you are afforded certain rights under New Jersey’s Workers Compensation law. Pursuant to New Jersey workers compensation laws, injured workers are provided benefits for lost wages, medical bills, temporary disability and permanent injuries or disability.
To someone who is unfamiliar with work related injuries, the procedures related to obtaining compensation in workers comp cases can seem complex and confusing.
Schiller McMahon’s attorneys are well versed in the process surrounding workers compensation claims and guarantee that workers who are injured receive all of the benefits that they are entitled to by law. Our firm is result-oriented and bases its success on achieving results and client satisfaction.
As with any personal injury case, timing is critical. Upon suffering an injury at work, notice should immediately be given to the employer to avoid being precluded from bringing a claim. However, unlike other personal injury cases, fault is not a consideration for workers compensation actions, as the employer must compensate the injured employee for an injury which arises through their employment. Employers are also responsible for providing compensation to injured employee’s that have a pre-existing condition which becomes worse due to the employee’s duties.
In some cases, individuals sustain injuries at work due to the fault of a third party – i.e. defective machinery or automobile accidents that occur while working. In addition to workers compensations claims, injured workers may be entitled to recover monetary damages from those at-fault third parties through a separate personal injury action.
Our firm provides representation to injured workers in these matters on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay any attorneys fees unless and until we recover an award on your behalf.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury of any degree while at work, contact Schiller McMahon today to schedule a free consultation. Our personal injury attorneys will discuss the facts of your case, assess whether you have a valid cause of action, and then formulate an appropriate strategy aimed at securing the highest compensation available.