A New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Attorney Helping Injured Workers Obtain Benefits
Millions of people in Essex County 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.
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:
Workers’ compensation claims in Essex County 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:
If you have been hurt in a work-related accident or have developed an illness or condition in Essex County 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.