Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Serving South Jersey
When you are hurt on the job, be sure to report the injury to your employer and follow every step mandated by your employer’s insurance carrier. You may not be aware of additional benefits you can receive under “permanent partial disability” or other provisions under the New Jersey workers’ compensation code.
Do I Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?
The Law Offices of Doner & Castro, P.C. assists injured workers with instances where workers’ compensation benefits have been stopped following a clearance to return to work—even though the worker may still have injuries that prevent them from performing the type of work required. For example, the insurance provider may authorize light-duty work for someone coming back from an injury, but the employer has no need for such work. Contact our New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help.
We can assist you with workplace situations relating to injuries of the back, hands, feet, knee, head, and shoulders, as well as temporary and permanent partial disability and statutory liability.
Workers’ Compensation Laws in New Jersey
Workers’ compensation laws vary from state to state. In New Jersey, the laws cover injury to employed workers, including construction workers, delivery workers, office workers, salespeople, nurses, doctors, and teachers as well as their aides. Workers’ compensation laws may also provide benefits to certain survivors if a job-related injury or illness results in the death of the worker.
The law provides for temporary total disability payments when an injured worker is unable to do his usual job due to an injury at work. New Jersey law requires that an employer or its insurance company provide therapeutic medical treatment to a worker injured on the job as well.
The law allows the employer or its insurance company to direct the medical treatment provided to the worker. Temporary wage loss benefits are payable only when the worker is receiving authorized medical treatment. When the treatment is completed, the worker must either return to work or seek unemployment benefits while he looks for a job within his or her physical restrictions.
The law also provides for payment due to permanent bodily impairment. This benefit is not often paid to injured workers without the assistance of an attorney. Most workers are not aware that they are entitled to anything other than temporary wage loss and medical treatment.
Experienced Legal Representation
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Doner & Castro, P.C. have been representing injured workers since 1986. We know what benefits an injured worker is entitled to, as well as how to obtain those benefits for that worker. All claims are handled on a contingent fee basis, which means that the injured worker does not have to pay a legal fee until the case is settled and the court has approved the settlement.
In evaluating your case, we will help you determine the best course of action. If you are an injured worker in need of an experienced law firm to handle your claim, you should read our frequently asked questions and contact the Law Offices of Doner & Castro. Let us put the experience of our lawyers to work for you. Call us today.