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New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

builder carrying lumber on a jobsiteLevinson Axelrod, P.A. specializes in representing clients who have been seriously injured at work in New Jersey. When you find yourself the victim of an on the job injury, hiring a skilled New Jersey workers' compensation attorney to protect your rights is your best recourse. Through the years, the workers’ compensation system has become much more intricate. While every covered worker is entitled to benefits, few fail to take advantage of them. Levinson Axelrod, P.A.‘s New Jersey personal injury lawyers are experienced in surmounting the complexities in order to gain prompt benefit payments due our clients.

Every day people in the United States are injured on the job, resulting in any number of severe and sometimes permanent injuries, such as brain injury, back injury, amputation, and spinal cord injury.

Statistics from the New Jersey Department of Health indicate 99 fatal occupational injuries in 2011 alone, and, on average, one in every 29 New Jersey workers sustained a workplace injury the same year. With workers' compensation you are entitled to a variety of benefits if you become seriously injured or disabled as the result of a work-related accident. These benefits include medical coverage, disability benefits, and reimbursement for loss of work due to the accident.

It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee who has filed a workers' compensation claim. The attorneys of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. understand the need for compensation following a workplace injury and the injustice that occurs when insurance companies do not pay the necessary amount due to the victim. Our workers comp lawyers will work diligently to recover the most money available to you, to aid you in the recovery of your injury and injury-related expenses.

To find out how we can help, simply fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” located at the top of this page, on the right side.

It is 100% FREE, with no obligation and your information is always kept completely confidential.

Common Occupational Injuries

In the State of New Jersey, there are many rules and regulations which apply to workers' compensation. For example, you must visit doctors that are chosen by your employer if you want your employer to pay for your medical bills. There are also rules about how much money you will receive when you are out of work due to a work-related accident.

Injuries that a worker incurs because of an occupational hazard or accident will vary by industry and the specifics of the incident. Some of the following are the most commonly occurring occupational injuries across a number of industries:

  • Brain injury
  • Broken bones
  • Burn (chemical, electrical)
  • Concussions
  • Cuts and Lacerations
  • Death
  • Head trauma
  • Loss of limb, or amputation
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal trauma
  • Sprains and Strains

Specific industries will more often see incidences of workplace injury than others. Dangerous professions like construction, as an example, expose their workers to a number of hazards regularly, so it is vital that workers follow good safety practices and that the employers provide safety training to their workers.

Benefits from New Jersey Workers’ Compensation

Employees and their dependents are entitled to certain benefits under New Jersey state law, and these benefits are determined by a number of factors.

The following is a breakdown of the New Jersey workers’ compensation benefits by type:

  • Medical Benefits: The insurance carrier will pay for all reasonable medical treatment, prescriptions and hospitalization necessary for the worker. In most cases, the employer selects the treating physician.
  • Temporary Total Disability Benefits: A workplace injury that removes an employee from their position for over 7 consecutive days will entitle that worker to 70% of their weekly wages and the benefits continue while the worker is actively being provided with healthcare for those injuries.
  • Permanent Partial Disability Benefits: Divided into two categories of “scheduled losses” or “nonscheduled losses,” permanent partial disability benefits are extended to a worker who has lost a limb or otherwise experienced a permanent but partial disability due to their workplace injury.
  • Permanent Total Disability Benefits: If the injury a worker sustains ends their ability to work in any capacity, that worker may be eligible for permanent total disability benefits. For a period of 450 weeks, the employee will receive 70% of their weekly wages and following that period, if they are able to show that they still cannot find gainful employment, those benefits will continue.
  • Death Benefits: If a worker dies as a result of a workplace injury, their surviving spouse and/ or children are entitled to 70% of the weekly wages of the deceased employee.

Workers’ compensation laws vary by state but it is never legal for an employer to discriminate against an employee because they have filed a workers’ compensation claim. Seeking skilled legal representation will give a worker the confidence to proceed with their claim and ensure that their rights will not be trampled on by their employer or insurance company.

Contact Our New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

At the law offices of Levinson Axelrod, we genuinely understand the impact that a serious work-related injury can have on not only the injury victim, but also on their loved ones and other dependents.

Due to our detailed knowledge of the New Jersey workers’ compensation laws, we have won MILLIONS in settlements and verdicts for our clients and can provide the type of confident, experienced legal representation that you need during a personal injury lawsuit.

We proudly offer our legal serves clients to injury victims throughout the state of New Jersey including (but not limited to):

To learn more about your legal options or perhaps to talk about how we can help with your injury litigation, contact us today at (800) 34-NJ-LAW or (800) 346-5529 for a free review of your case. We have staff ready to take your call and you will be quickly connected to one of our highly skilled lawyers to discuss the merits of your claim.

Alternatively, for those that would prefer to submit an inquiry online, simply fill out and send the "Free Case Evaluation" form that is located near the top of this page. It's 100% FREE to send.

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