Workers’ Compensation

A New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Attorney Helping Injured Workers Obtain Benefits

Millions of people are injured in workplace accidents or develop occupational illnesses each year. Fortunately for workers, New Jersey has adopted a workers’ compensation program that provides employees with benefits for their injuries. These benefits are awarded regardless of fault and are available to cover a percentage of an injured worker’s lost income as well as his or her medical expenses. Workers’ compensation is intended to be the exclusive remedy for workplace injuries, so in exchange for guaranteed benefits, workers are prohibited from suing their employer for work-related injuries.

The Law Offices of Daniel R. Danzi is a small, boutique law firm that is committed to representing the legal rights of people that have been injured in an on-the job accident or who have developed occupational illnesses. We will review your case at no cost to you, and there is no obligation to retain our firm to represent you after your consultation. Call our office today to schedule a case evaluation today.

Workers’ Compensation

Common Injuries Sustained on the Job in NJ

People can sustain any number of injuries while working. Of course, the kinds of injuries that a person is likely to sustain will depend significantly on the type of work they perform. For example, a construction worker is far more likely to be injured by falling from heights than an office worker, and a delivery person is more likely to be injured in a work-related car accident than an individual who works from home. Some of the more common work-related injuries that often entitle workers to significant benefits include the following:

  • Hearing loss – Many people who work in particularly loud environments over a long period of time experience significant hearing loss later in life. Jobs that often lead to hearing loss include being a carpenter, working in aviation, performing music, and working in construction.
  • Traumatic brain injuries– Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can occur in a variety of settings. These injuries happen when a bump, blow, or jolt to the head causes a disruption in the way that the brain normally functions. TBIs often result from accidents like slip and falls, falls from heights, motor vehicle accidents, and those involving explosions.
  • Soft tissue injuries – Soft tissue injuries include bruises, sprains, strains, abrasions, and contusions. When serious, these injuries can be extremely painful, require significant medical treatment, and force victims to miss a significant amount of work.
  • Repetitive strain injuries – Some types of work require a worker to make the same movement again and again, sometimes over the course of years. This is not limited to jobs involving physical labor, either, as office work office can also require a person to engage in similarly repetitive work, such as typing. Repetitive strain injuries include issues like tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome and can cause significant problems for workers who develop them.

Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers’ compensation claims are fundamentally different than legal claims that arise from non-work related accidents. As mentioned above, workers’ compensation operates as a no-fault insurance program, so workers are entitled to benefits as long as their injury was “work-related.” Employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance or be approved by the state to be self-insured. While it is completely legal and possible for injured workers’ to handle their workers’ compensation claim without an attorney, there are a few reasons that it is highly advisable to file a claim with the assistance of a lawyer. Some of these reasons include:

  • The assistance of a lawyer will reduce the risk of your claim being denied due to errors in paperwork
  • The fact that a lawyer is involved may make it less likely for an insurer to deny a claim that may be questionable
  • Retaining an attorney will ensure that you are ready to file an appeal immediately should your claim be denied
  • An attorney will ensure that you get all of the benefits that you deserve

Contact a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today to Discuss Your Case

If you have been hurt in a work-related accident or have developed an illness or condition that you believe was related to your work environment, you may be legally entitled to significant benefits. The legal team at the Law Offices of Daniel R. Danzi is committed to helping injured workers obtain the benefits to which they are entitled as quickly as possible. At our firm, we treat our clients like family and have a personal interest in the outcome of each case we take. To schedule a free consultation with a New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney, call our office today at 973-331-1175 or send us an email through our online contact form.