Worker’s Compensation — Get the Benefits You’re Entitled to When Injured on the Job

Worker’s Compensation attorney Stephen Slaven fights passionately on behalf of injured workers in New Jersey, putting 13 years of litigation experience to work to ensure workers receive all the benefits they’re entitled to for their workplace injuries.

Nothing puts that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach quite like finding out you can’t work because of a work-related injury and you won’t receive any wages or income during your recovery. The question of how you will pay your bills and keep up your home, car and other expenses can be terrifying and emotionally debilitating. Employers in New Jersey are required by law to have Worker’s Compensation insurance for each employee in order to avoid this very situation. Faithful employees shouldn’t suffer financial hardship or lose their home because of an accident or unsafe conditions at work.

Unfortunately, as you may know if you’ve suffered a workplace injury, insurance companies don’t like to pay claims. They make more money by denying claims and keeping the money invested to earn interest. Sometimes they flat out deny claims, and other times they offer settlements of minimum amounts, hoping the claimant is desperate enough to take the offer so the insurance company avoids paying the full cost of the injury and its effects.

If you’ve been injured in the workplace, Slaven Law Firm, LLC can help you file your Worker’s Compensation claim and represent you in dealings with your employer’s insurance company to ensure your rights are protected and help to obtain the maximum benefits.

Call our Worker’s Compensation attorney’s office today to schedule your free initial consultation and find how Slaven Law Firm, LLC can help you: (609) 587-3250.

Worker’s Compensation Law: Your Rights, Benefits and Things You Need to Know

New Jersey Worker’s Compensation Law is very complex and often injured workers believe what they’re told by insurance companies because they don’t know or understand the law. Here are some key things you need to know about Worker’s Compensation law in New Jersey to ensure your rights are protected:

  • New Jersey law requires every employer to have Worker’s Compensation insurance for every employee and requires that every employee be covered from their first day of employment.
  • It is illegal for an employer to fire or discriminate against an employee in any way as retaliation for filing a Worker’s Compensation claim.
  • Benefits are available to any employee injured on the job regardless of whose fault it was.
  • Injuries eligible for benefits are not limited to those connected with accidents. Injuries occurring due to wear and tear or repetitive activities, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or herniated spinal discs, are eligible as well.
  • Medical benefits cover all expenses for all reasonable and necessary medical treatments to achieve maximum medical improvement – the point at which reasonable medical treatments will no longer improve the injured worker’s condition. There is no limit to the amount of medical benefits an employee may receive in order to reach maximum medical improvement.
  • Temporary wage benefits are available once an employee has missed seven days of work due to their work-related injury. The benefits are retroactive to the first missed day of work.
  • Wage benefits may be awarded up to 70% of the employee’s regular wages.
  • Permanency benefits can be awarded for injuries resulting in permanent loss of function once the injured employee has reached maximum medical improvement.
  • Employees who do not report their injury to their employer in a timely manner may jeopardize their eligibility for benefits.
  • Failure to accept offers of modified employment for work you are medically capable of performing, either from your current employer or through a vocational rehabilitation firm, may jeopardize an injured employee’s eligibility for benefits.
  • Injured employees should not sign any supplement agreement, final receipt, or petition from the Worker’s Compensation insurance company without having it reviewed and approved by an attorney.

Worker’s Compensation Claims: Get Answers to Your Questions Free

If you suffer from a workplace injury in New Jersey and have questions about filing a Worker’s Compensation claim and the benefits you’re entitled to, you’re invited to receive a free consultation with Mr. Slaven. Mr. Slaven will help you understand your rights, the benefits you may be eligible for, and how the Slaven Law Firm, LLC can help you get more benefits than you are likely to receive on your own. There’s no cost or obligation to you for this initial consultation.

Call our Worker’s Compensation attorney’s office today to schedule your free initial consultation: (609) 587-3250.

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