Knowledgeable Employment Attorneys Represent Workplace Accident Victims in Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean Counties
You work hard and do a good job for your employer. The last thing that should happen to you is a workplace accident that leaves you injured and unable to continue earning a living. Although some jobs are more dangerous than others, the reality is that accidents happen in practically every workplace. If you have been injured as a result of your job, you should not have to pay for costly medical bills and expensive rehabilitation treatment, especially if you are struggling to make due in the aftermath of an injury that prevents you from returning to work for an extended period of time. New Jersey Workers’ Compensation exists so you can get the financial resources you need to cover your medical expenses, focus on your health and get back to work when you are completely ready.
The experienced attorneys at Lombardi and Lombardi understand the ins and outs of the NJ Workers’ Compensation system. Additionally, we have secured more than $400 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients in Ocean, Middlesex and Monmouth counties, including East Brunswick, Monroe, Old Bridge and New Brunswick. Call us today to discuss your case with a member of our legal team.
Different Types of Workplace Accidents That Occur at Work and Give Rise to Workers’ Compensation Claims in NJ
Workplace injuries are more common than you might think. Regardless of whether you perform dangerous work at a construction site or go to work in an office every day, you could be injured as a result of an on-the-job accident. Some of the most common types of workplace accidents protected under NJ Workers’ Compensation law include:
Construction Accidents: Construction work is incredibly dangerous because employees often perform job-related tasks at great heights and use heavy machinery.
Slip & Fall Accidents: Employers have a responsibility to make sure the worksite is maintained in a safe and secure manner. Employees who slip and fall at the workplace can suffer significant injuries requiring medical care and resulting in expensive hospital bills.
Falling Objects: Retail store workers may be hit by large items that fall from a store shelf, while construction workers may be hit by debris that falls from a roof.
Chemical Exposure: Anyone who deals with toxic chemicals or other environmental hazards can suffer an occupational illness. Sometimes these diseases develop over a lengthy period of time and do not become apparent until long after the worker has left the job.
Auto Accidents: Anyone who drives a car, truck, motorcycle or any other type of motor vehicle for their job could be involved in a serious auto accident at any time. When the accident occurs on company time and while performing a job-related task, the injured worker may have a valid Workers’ Compensation claim.
Assaults: Workers have a right to go to work without having to worry about being physically assaulted by their boss or co-worker.
NJ Workers are Entitled to Workers’ Compensation for Injuries Suffered at the Workplace
Whether you have suffered a traumatic head injury, herniated disc, rotator cuff damage, nerve damage, muscle strain, broken bones or any other type of injury while working, you may be able to file a Workers’ Compensation claim to cover your medical treatment and wage replacement for time missed from work, as well as get compensation for any permanent disability or temporary disability related to your injuries. Almost all NJ workers are covered under the state’s Workers’ Compensation law and are therefore eligible to receive compensation for any injury that arises out of employment. Additionally, since New Jersey is a no-fault state, you can file a Workers’ Compensation claim even if you were responsible for the accident that caused your injuries.
Although workers are supposed to be able to get Workers’ Compensation for job-related injuries, employers and insurance companies don’t always make it easy for an injured employee to get benefits. That’s why it is imperative that you secure an experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer immediately to look over your case and help you determine the best course of action to secure benefits. Moreover, if your employer has already denied your Workers’ Compensation claim, that is not the end of the story. You should still speak with an employment lawyer who can help you through the appeals process, which is very complicated and usually requires expertise in this particular area of law.
Contact Workplace Accident Lawyers Who Help Victims in Edison, Freehold, Brick and Across NJ
If you’ve been hurt at work, you need to make sure you are protected throughout the Workers’ Compensation process. Contact the NJ work injury attorneys at Lombardi and Lombardi to discuss your case and schedule a free consultation at our offices in Edison, Brick or Freehold, New Jersey.