If you are injured in a work-related accident that has left you either temporarily or permanently unable to work, then you may want to consider contacting an attorney to make sure the workers’ compensation you receive adequately covers your needs.
Workers’ compensation is a “no fault” insurance program that provides the following benefits to employees who suffer job-related injuries or illnesses.
- Medical Benefits
- Temporary Total Benefits
- Permanent Partial Benefits
- Permanent Total Benefits
What if the workers’ compensation offer doesn’t meet my needs? What if I can’t return to my job? Will my employer fire me for filing a claim? How will I pay my bills? In New Jersey understanding workers compensation law can be complex an overwhelming. Employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, so most civil actions on behalf of injured workers are not against your employer, but against their insurance. Many times an injured employee can find themselves with mixed information from the insurance company and their employer. Your claim may be denied or undervalued. At the Law Offices of Patricia A. Eiges, L.L.C. in Hazlet, New Jersey we are here to relieve the stress of sorting through all the details. Our job is to recover the benefits that you deserve. Insurance companies and employers can take advantage of an injured worker by denying a legitimate claim for medical benefits, undervaluing a claim for income benefits, pressuring the worker to return to work prematurely (including light duty work).
If you have suffered a workplace injury, it is extremely important that you discuss your claim with a workers’ compensation law attorney to help ensure you get the benefits that you deserve. Call today to schedule a free consultation.