If you have been injured on the job, or your work environment has made you sick, you need a workers’ compensation attorney to help you get the benefits you deserve.
What is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a state mandated insurance that provides benefits to employees who are hurt on the job or become sick due to their work environment. New Jersey law requires that all NJ employers not covered by Federal programs have workers’ compensation coverage or be approved for self-insurance.
These benefits include medical costs and partial payments to those who can no longer work. In the event of a death, benefits are awarded to the dependents of the worker. An injured employee will receive benefits regardless of who was at fault; however, in exchange for these benefits, the worker must give up certain rights.
Why Do I Need a Workers’ Comp Lawyer?
Just like claims filed with home and auto insurance companies, the workers’ compensation insurance carrier will evaluate the claim and determine if it is compensable under the law. In the event of a dispute with the employer or insurance carrier as to who is responsible for the injury, there are steps to take to file a petition or request an informal hearing. This is where you benefit from the experience of a workers’ compensation lawyer. Upon filing, the case is assigned to a judge based upon the worker’s county of residence.
Victor Amada has over 30 years’ experience defending workers in Morris, Sussex, and Warren Counties in New Jersey. If you’ve been injured on the job, or if you’ve been doing the same repetitive motion on your job and you’re in pain, you may be entitled to file a claim. Click to request a FREE case evaluation from an experienced workers’ comp lawyer or call (973) 927-7636.
Mr. Amada will help you get 100% of your medical bills paid, temporary disability pay if you are unable to work, and a lump sum award. There is no upfront cost to you, and no fee unless we win. And we only take cases we can win.
Attorney’s fees are determined by a Judge of Compensation if and when benefits are awarded. These fees are deducted from the award and cannot exceed 20% of the awarded amount.
Call today to talk to an experienced workers comp lawyer! 973.927.7636