Having You Been Injured on the Job and Need Workers’ Compensation?
No matter what your job is, what kind of work you do or who was responsible, if you were injured while working, you’re entitled to receive employer-paid benefits. All employers in New Jersey are required by law to have workers’ compensation insurance. The talented, knowledgeable workers’ comp lawyers at the law offices of Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio, L.L.C. have years of experience representing injured workers throughout the state of New Jersey, including Morristown and Red Bank, where our offices are located.
Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation
Generally, in order to be able to file a workers’ compensation claim, you must meet four basic requirements. These requirements are:
- You are an employee.
- You have a work-related injury or illness.
- Your employer has workers’ comp insurance, which is required by law.
- You reported your injury and filed for compensation within New Jersey’s deadlines.
- You must file a claim petition within two years of the injury / illness or the last payment of compensation, whichever comes last.
Meeting these necessary requirements should make you eligible for workers’ compensation.
Let Our New Jersey Lawyers Handle Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Although you might be tempted to initiate a workers’ compensation claim on your own, you should be aware that hiring a law office to handle the claim for you simplifies the entire process. Whereas some believe that filing a workers’ compensation claim is just a matter of filling out some paperwork, in reality, it can often be a much more complicated, tedious procedure. In the event any measure of complexity enters into the equation, it is important you get a lawyer right away to ensure you are able to obtain just compensation for your injuries. Employers and especially insurance companies will likely do everything in their power to get your claim denied. Don’t allow that to happen.
The workers’ comp lawyers at Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio, L.L.C. compile solid evidence to back up your claim and help ensure your wage benefits are calculated appropriately. Whether your on-the-job injury has left you with some form of disfigurement, permanent disability or debilitating disability that prevents you from working again, your employer-paid benefits should cover your medical expenses, part of your lost wages and any permanent physical damage.
We Represent Workers With All Types Of Workers’ Compensation Claims
Have you sustained an injury or multiple injuries due to a specific work-related accident? Or has gradual work-related wear and tear been the culprit behind your injury or illness? In either scenario, our workers’ comp lawyers are well-equipped to handle your claim. Contact us if you’ve experienced any of the following incidents:
- Construction Accidents
- Vehicle accident while driving for work
- Injuries sustained due to lifting, bending or twisting
- Injury due to machinery or equipment
- Electric shocks, burns or chemical exposure
- Explosion & fire accidents
Learn more about what types of compensation you may be eligible for.
We Can Help You Revisit A Closed Claim Or Appeal A Denied Claim
If you’ve already filed a workers’ compensation claim prior to contacting us and it was denied, all hope is not lost. Our workers’ comp lawyers can appeal the denied claim and work to get you the financial benefits you’re entitled to. Even if your claim has been closed for months or years after the initial incident, if your injury has worsened, we can help you reopen your case.