New Jersey Work Injury Lawyers
If you’ve been injured on the job, you’re entitled to the full benefits and compensation you deserve. You need both compassionate and aggressive representation from personal injury lawyers who can protect your rights and ensure you don’t get the runaround from insurance companies.
Unfortunately, injuries in the workplace can happen anywhere and any time, no matter in what industry you work in. Talk to Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq’s injury lawyers if you’ve suffered a work-related injury to find out how we can help.
Common Office and Non-Office Injuries
Many jobs, like construction, have obvious risks. Other jobs, like office jobs, also have risks that aren’t as obvious but have hazards regardless.
Following are several ways you can get hurt on the job, through little fault of your own:
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Back and neck injuries
- Ladder accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Chemical exposure
- Slip and falls
- Noise exposure
- Falling debris
- Lifting injuries
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Are you ready to get the compensation you deserve?
After a work injury, you may be facing a long road to recovery. Not only do you have to deal with the physical and emotional pain of your injuries, but you may also be facing financial difficulties if you're unable to work. The last thing you need to worry about is whether you have legal representation.
The law firm of Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq has a team of 15 work-related injury lawyers and 45+ support personnel who can help you and your family get through this difficult time. We have experience with all types of work injuries, from slip and fall accidents to communication failures. We understand the law and will fight for you to get the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation. We'll help you understand your legal rights and options, and we'll fight for you every step of the way.
WHAT IS AN ON-THE-JOB WORK INJURY?
When most people think of a work injury, they envision something happening on the job site. However, the term "work injury" can refer to any type of injury or illness that is related to your employment. This includes injuries that occur off the clock, as well as repetitive stress injuries and illnesses that are caused by your work environment or job duties.
To qualify for workers' compensation, your injury does not necessarily have to occur while you are working. In some cases, you may be covered if you are injured while performing a work-related task, even if you are not clocked into work at the time. For example, if you are required to travel for your job and you are injured in a car accident, you may be eligible for workers' compensation.
Similarly, you may be covered if you develop a repetitive stress injury or an illness that is caused by your work environment or job duties. For instance, if you work in a loud factory and develop hearing loss, you may be eligible for workers' compensation.
If you are injured at work, it is important to seek medical attention and notify your employer as soon as possible. You should also be aware of the deadlines for filing a workers' compensation claim, as these can vary from state to state. An experienced workers' compensation attorney can help you navigate the claims process and ensure that you receive the benefits you are entitled to.
CAN I SUE FOR A JOB INJURY?
The answer to whether you can sue for a job injury depends on a few different factors. Generally, you aren’t allowed to sue your employer when you sustain an injury as a result of the company’s negligence. This is a tradeoff, you can’t sue when the employer is at fault, but you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits no matter who is at fault.
However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For instance, if your injury was caused by a third party (such as a defective piece of equipment), you may also be able to sue that party.
Ultimately, whether you can sue for a job injury will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. If you have any questions or concerns, it’s best to speak with an experienced attorney who can help you understand your legal rights and options.
Do I Still Need a Lawyer for A Workers’ Comp Claim?
If you've been injured at work, you may be wondering if you still need a lawyer to help you with your workers' compensation claim. The answer is: it depends.
While you are entitled to benefits as an injured worker, the company that must provide coverage for these benefits may not be eager to pay out. It's a sad reality that, just because you're entitled to compensation, doesn't mean that you will receive it without a considerable amount of hassle and hard work.
In some cases, hiring a lawyer to help you with your workers' compensation claim can make the process easier and help you get the benefits you deserve. A lawyer can deal with the paperwork and red tape, negotiate with the insurance company, and represent you in court if necessary.
If you're not sure whether hiring a lawyer is right for you, the best thing to do is to speak to one for a consultation. He or she can assess your case and help you decide what to do next.
Work Injury Laws and Third-Party Claims
If you have been injured on the job, you may be wondering if you have any legal recourse. The answer depends on the circumstances of your case.
In most cases, workers' compensation will be the only avenue for relief. However, there are some situations in which you can pursue a lawsuit. The most common of these situations is what's called a third-party work injury claim.
You may have the right to sue a third party - rather than your employer - if that party's negligence contributed to your injury.
Examples of potential third-party work injury claims include:
- Injuries caused by defective equipment
- Injuries caused by a toxic substance
- Injuries caused by a dangerous condition on the property where you work
If you believe you have a third-party work injury claim, you should speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. He or she will be able to review the facts of your case and advise you of your legal options.
HOW TO CLAIM WORK INJURY COMPENSATION
If you've been injured at work, you may be entitled to compensation. Here's what you need to know about claiming work injury compensation.
Your first step should be to notify your employer of the injury and follow their protocol for reporting accidents and injuries. This is important even if you don't think the injury is serious - it will document the accident and start the process of getting you the help you need.
Once you've notified your employer, they should provide you with information about how to file a workers' compensation claim. This will likely involve filling out some paperwork and may require medical documentation.
If your claim is approved, you should receive compensation for medical expenses and lost wages. If your claim is denied, you have the right to appeal.
It's important to note that workers' compensation is a no-fault system, which means that you don't need to prove that your employer was at fault for the accident to receive benefits.
If you've been injured at work, it's important to know your rights and how to protect yourself. Having an experienced work injury lawyer on your side can make all the difference. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Reporting A Work Accident
If you are injured at work, it is important to report the accident as soon as possible. This will ensure that you can access workers’ compensation benefits and will also help to document the injury.
In many cases, workers are reluctant to report a work injury. However, this is crucial in order to get the full benefits that you are entitled to. If you are unsure of who to report the accident to, a supervisor or human resources specialist should be able to help.
In addition to reporting the accident, it is also important to seek medical treatment. This is essential for any serious injury and will also provide documentation of your condition. Your physician’s diagnosis and prognosis will determine how much time you will be allowed to take off from work.
On The Job Injury Treatment
When you suffer an injury at work, it can be a confusing and stressful time. You may be worried about your job security, your ability to earn a living, and your health. It's important to know that you have rights when it comes to on-the-job injuries. In New Jersey, the law gives employers and insurance carriers the right to choose the physician who will treat you for your work injuries.
This can be a problem if you feel that your treating doctor is not listening to your concerns or addressing your health needs. If this is the case, it is important to have an attorney who can help protect your rights and ensure that you receive the treatment you need.
What Is Work Injury Compensation Insurance?
In a work-related injury, who pays? In most cases involving a work injury in NJ, businesses, even small businesses, have some sort of workers’ compensation insurance in place to cover the costs of an injury to an employee. Unless your company is self-insured – having met state requirements by having applied for this status to the Commissioner of the Department of Banking and Insurance and been approved as such, your employer is not the one paying for your benefits. Instead, an insurance company is.
This type of insurance is designed to protect both the employer and employee in the event of a work injury. It can help cover the costs of medical treatment, income replacement if you are unable to work, and other expenses related to the injury. In some cases, it may also provide death benefits to the family of a worker who is killed on the job.
Workers’ compensation insurance is typically mandatory in most states, including New Jersey. This means that employers are required by law to have this type of coverage in place. If they do not, they may be subject to fines or other penalties.
If you are injured at work, the first thing you should do is report the injury to your employer. They will then need to file a claim with their workers’ compensation insurance carrier. Once the claim is approved, you will likely begin receiving benefits that can help you cover the costs of your injury.
It’s important to note that workers’ compensation insurance is different from other types of insurance, such as health insurance.
Workers’ compensation benefits are not considered taxable income, so you will not have to pay taxes on them. Additionally, these benefits are typically paid regardless of who was at fault for the accident.
If you have been injured at work, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can help you cover the costs of your injury and make sure that you can support yourself and your family while you recover. If you have any questions about whether you are eligible for benefits, you should speak to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. They can help you understand your rights and options under the law.
What Workers’ Comp Covers In NJ
Although workers' compensation insurance in New Jersey covers an injured worker's medical benefits, temporary total disability benefits, permanent partial disability benefits, and permanent total disability benefits, this coverage is limited.
For example, although medical benefits through workers' compensation insurance cover all costs of hospitalization, prescription medications, and other medical treatments, you are limited to seeing the doctor chosen for you.
Furthermore, temporary disability benefits only apply if you are deemed disabled for longer than a week. You generally receive 70 percent of your average weekly wage, up to a maximum amount set by law. If you are permanently disabled, you may be eligible for permanent partial or total disability benefits.
It is important to note that workers' compensation insurance does not cover injuries that occur due to your negligence, such as if you are intoxicated at the time of the accident. If you have been injured at work, it is important to understand the limits of workers' compensation insurance coverage so that you can make an informed decision about whether to file a claim.
What Happens When You Hire a Work Injury Lawyer In New Jersey?
When you're dealing with a work injury, the last thing you want to worry about is the legal aspects of your accident. But if you're not represented by a lawyer, that's exactly what you'll have to deal with.
At Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, we take care of everything for you so you can focus on what's important - your recovery. We'll deal with the insurance adjusters, make sure all the necessary paperwork is completed, and get you the compensation you deserve.
If you've been injured at work, don't hesitate to call us for a free consultation. We're here to help you through this difficult time.
COMMON JOB INJURY TYPES IN NEW JERSEY
Some of the most common causes of job injuries in New Jersey are:
· Asbestos exposure
· Chemical exposure
· Construction accidents
· Heavy machinery accidents
· Slip and fall accidents
Many different types of job injuries can occur in New Jersey. Some of the most common include:
- Bone fractures: A bone fracture is a break in the bone that can happen as a result of an accident or fall. This type of injury can be very painful and may require surgery to repair.
- Spinal cord injuries: A spinal cord injury is a serious type of injury that can cause paralysis. This type of injury can happen as a result of a fall, car accident, or another traumatic event.
- Disfigurement: Disfigurement is an injury that results in permanent scarring or disfigurement. This type of injury can be very devastating and can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life.
- Severe illness: Severe illness can result from exposure to hazardous materials or chemicals. This type of injury can have long-term health effects and may require hospitalization.
- Traumatic brain injury: A traumatic brain injury is a serious type of injury that can cause cognitive impairments, paralysis, and even death. This type of injury can occur because of a fall, car accident, or another traumatic event.
If you have been injured at work, it is important to seek medical attention right away. You may also be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, which can help you pay for medical expenses and lost wages. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can help you navigate the claims process and ensure that you receive the benefits you are entitled to.
Causes Of Work Accidents
There are many potential causes of work accidents. In some cases, they may be due to unsafe working conditions or inadequate employee training. In other cases, they may be the result of pressure to ignore potential hazards to get the job done faster. And in still other cases, they may be caused by the carelessness or neglect of other employees.
Whatever the reason for a work accident, the resulting injuries can be serious and may even lead to death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a work accident, it is important to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can help you assess your claim and determine the best course of action.
ON THE JOB INJURY DAMAGES
Workers' compensation benefits will not fully compensate you for all the harms and losses you have suffered as a result of your on-the-job injury.
Our attorneys can help you recover damages for:
- Medical costs: You should not have to worry about how you will pay for the medical treatment you need as a result of your workplace injury. We will fight to get you the compensation you need to cover your medical bills, both past, and future.
- Physical pain and suffering: Your workers' compensation benefits may not fully consider the physical pain and suffering you have endured because of your workplace injury. We can help you recover damages for your physical pain and emotional anguish.
- Disability: If you have been left with a disability because of your workplace injury, we will work to get you the compensation you need to cover your lost earnings and make sure that you can afford the necessary accommodations.
- Job retraining: If your workplace injury has left you unable to return to your previous job, we can help you get the training you need for a new job.
- Wrongful death: If your loved one has died because of a workplace injury, we can help you pursue a wrongful death claim.
Get the maximum compensation available for your workplace injuries by contacting our experienced attorneys today.
THE IMPACT OF AN ON-THE-JOB INJURY
An on-the-job injury can have a profound and lasting impact on your life. The physical and emotional consequences can be severe, and in some cases, permanent. You may be unable to work at the same occupation again, or you may need time off from work to seek medical attention.
Your family may suffer financial hardship because of your injury, and you may miss out on important career opportunities. The impact of an on-the-job injury can be far-reaching and devastating. If you or someone you know has been injured in a workplace accident, it is important to seek legal help to ensure that your rights are protected. An experienced attorney can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.
GET THE LEGAL HELP YOU NEED BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE
Although injured workers have legal rights, they don’t have unlimited legal rights. One of the most important limits you should be aware of is the statute of limitations. If you don’t file a lawsuit before this deadline passes, you lose your right to pursue a case.
Generally, you have only two years to file a workers’ compensation claim or lawsuit. You should be acting long before that two-year mark approaches. It’s in your best interests to give the work injury law firm you choose to handle your case plenty of time to investigate the claim and find experts who can review the facts of your case and provide testimony on your behalf.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to get the legal help you need for your on-the-job injury. Contact a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney today.
How much does it cost to hire a work injury lawyer?
At Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, we work on a contingency basis, which means that our clients will only pay us if we can recover compensation for them.
For a free initial consultation, contact our office today. We will be able to provide you with more information on our fees and costs, as well as help you determine if hiring a lawyer is the right course of action for your case.
What to do when you are injured on the job?
If you’ve just been hurt in a work injury, time is of the essence.
Here’s what you must do right now to protect your rights as a wounded worker:
- Report the incident. Winning a lawsuit becomes so much harder when it involves a work injury not reported promptly. The defendant, insurance company, or defense attorney can easily argue that there’s no proof the injury even happened.
- Seek work injury treatment right away. In emergencies, going to the hospital or an urgent care facility may seem obvious. Even non-emergency injuries should be checked out promptly, or you could risk aggravating the injury. Plus, getting medical treatment right away can help document the injury and its effects.
- Notify your employer. You may have to notify your employer in writing, depending on your company’s policy. It’s important to do this as soon as possible after the injury so that there’s a record of the incident.
- File a claim with your state’s workers’ compensation office. You should do this even if you don’t plan on filing a lawsuit. Workers’ compensation can help cover your medical bills and lost wages while you recover from your injury.
Consult with an experienced work injury lawyer. An experienced attorney can help you understand your rights and options and can fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Don’t delay, act now to protect your rights after a work injury.
What is the average on-the-job injury case worth?
There is no easy answer when it comes to determining the worth of an on-the-job injury case. Every situation is unique, and several factors must be considered to accurately assess the value of a claim.
Some of the primary considerations include the severity of the injuries sustained, the extent of any resulting economic damages such as lost wages or medical bills, and the non-economic damages (pain and suffering, etc.) that may have been incurred.
An experienced attorney will be able to help you navigate these waters and determine the true value of your claim. At Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers have decades of experience handling on-the-job injury cases. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in a workplace accident, contact us today for a free consultation. We will review your case and help you understand your legal options.