What You Need to Know If You Got Injured at Work
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Fri Jan 2022
- Work Injury,Workers Compensation,
Millions of Americans get injured on the job every year. While not all injuries are serious, if you are injured during the scope of employment, you may be entitled to compensation. To make sure you get the full compensation you deserve, you should hire an experienced New Jersey workers compensation attorney to fight for your rights.
Types of Workers Compensation Benefits Available Under New Jersey Law
Under New Jersey workers’ compensation law, if you suffer a job-related injury or illness as an employee while on the clock, you may be entitled to the following types of benefits regardless of loss:
- Medical benefits
- Temporary total benefits
- Permanent partial benefits
- Permanent total benefits
Third Party Personal Injury Claims
In addition to a workers’ compensation claim, if the injury was caused while at work but by a third-party, you may also be entitled to personal injury compensation from that party. Personal injury claims may be brought against the parties, other than your employer, who’s negligent or reckless actions caused your injury.
This is why it is important to hire an experienced attorney to thoroughly investigate the facts surrounding your case to make sure you get the full compensation you are entitled to from all parties liable for your injuries.
Common Work Related Injuries
Below are some common types of work related injuries:
- Ankle injuries
- Back injuries
- Burn injuries
- Crush injuries
- Electrical accidents
- Knee injuries
- Laceration injuries
- Neck injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Slip and fall injuries
It is important to realize that if you need medical treatment for an on-the-job injury, your employer or their insurance company has the legal right to select the medical provider to treat your work-related injuries. This right is not exclusive. If you believe you need additional treatment and that the treatment you were getting prematurely ended, you may be able to have your treatment restored.
Moreover, you should never fear seeking treatment or compensation for your work-related injuries. It is against the law for your employer to retaliate, discriminate or discharge you for seeking worker’s compensation benefits.
Call a New Jersey Workers Comp Attorney Today!
The legal team at Beninato & Matrafajlo Attorneys at Law, LLC is dedicated to helping our injured clients reach the best monetary settlement when they are involved in any type of accidents.
If you or a loved one was injured while at work, you need an experienced legal advocate on your side to fight for you. Our experienced New Jersey workers compensation attorneys are available to personally review your case. Call us at 908-355-7100 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation with our legal team today.