Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Parsippany, NJ
A workplace should be productive, efficient, and safe. Fortunately, most employers understand the importance of providing their employees with a secure workplace. Additionally, employers are legally obligated to abide by OSHA guidelines and institute common-sense procedures. Companies and their contractors that flout safety through ignorance or willful neglect, thereby causing serious injury to their workers, should face consequences. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a staggering 12 to 13 workers die every day and some 4 million are injured every year in the United States from work-related incidents. Most of these casualties result from falls, other impacts, and penetration by sharp objects, many of which are preventable if only proper safety procedures had been followed. Employees are at times reluctant to seek compensation due to fear of retaliation from their employers or even out of a sense of loyalty. During these difficult times, it is comforting to know that workers do not have to face this trauma on their own. If you need strong legal representation to effectively guide you through your workers’ compensation case, contact Lutz Injury Law today.
New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Laws
The New Jersey Workers’ Compensation laws are in place to help workers who’ve been injured on the job. The law provides for the necessary medical care and temporary benefits, and ultimately a monetary award for permanency, regardless of fault. That being said, you should always report an injury to your employer immediately after it happens, as this will help you receive the appropriate benefits.
What do I do if I am injured?
If you are injured on the job, you must notify your employer as soon as possible. If your employer is unavailable, you should notify your supervisor, personnel office, or any other authority figure at your job. If you need medical attention, you should request it from your employer as soon as possible. Under the law, your employer and insurance carrier can select the medical professional to treat your work-related injury. Your employer is obligated to notify the insurance carrier immediately so that a First Report of Injury can be filed with the state. The workers’ compensation insurance carrier will evaluate the claim and determine if it is covered under the law.
Why Choose Lutz Injury Law?
Workers’ compensation claims can be very complicated. That is why you must immediately contact us when you are injured. We will explain to you the nuances of the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation law. At Lutz Injury Law, we will facilitate your access to appropriate medical care for your work-related injury. We will also help ensure the temporary income benefits of which you are entitled are timely paid to ensure your financial stability while recovering from your injury. We will file the necessary Workers’ Compensation Claim Petition and deal with the insurance carrier as necessary to protect your rights and recover a permanency award on your behalf. Finally, we can also pursue a third-party claim if we determine someone other than your employer is responsible for the accident that caused your injuries.
Contact a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If you have been seriously injured in a workplace accident, you must consider your legal options. At Lutz Injury Law, we can effectively navigate the complexities associated with a workers’ compensation case. Your well-being is our primary concern. Contact the experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation team at Lutz Injury Law to learn more about how we can help you through the process.