Who Is Eligible for Workers' Compensation in New Jersey?
Workers’ compensation offers benefits to those injured on the job and those who develop occupational diseases, regardless of who is at fault. An employee is eligible for workers' compensation regardless of if they work full-time or part-time, and they do not have to be employed for any specific length of time. On the other hand, independent contractors, consultants, and freelancers are not eligible for workers' compensation, unless they have gotten their own Worker’s Compensation insurance policy.
The ways people can get hurt or sick due to work are limitless. Over the years, we have handled all types of slips and falls and lifting incidents, but also more unique cases like occupational illness claims, work-related fights, and even death claims. The most common thread is that the injury or illness must arise from the course of the employment. If it does, Levinson Axelrod is committed to getting the benefits the injured worker is entitled.
What is Workers' Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance system that provides injured workers with benefits to cover their medical treatment, rehabilitation, and a portion of their lost income. Because Workers’ Compensation is a no-fault policy, workers have the ability to receive benefits regardless of who caused their accident and injuries. Although the process seems simple, and should be, our attorneys have years of experience to help you through your claim, and will be there for you every step of the way.
Why Choose a Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Lawyer?
At Levinson Axelrod, P.A, our lawyers bring a wealth of experience to the table:
Who choses my doctor when I am injured at work?
What if the accident happened on the job?
Celine took what I thought would be a stressful situation and turned it into a wonderfully positive experience for me and for my family. Her passion for her job, and her compassion towards her clients, is without limit. She is a fighter.- P.G.
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Proven Results in Workplace Accident Cases
Workplace accident cases are known for their complexity and for the need to carefully investigate incidents and determine the best avenue for recovery. Over the 80 years our firm has been serving injured victims, workers, and their families, we have accumulated the experience needed to handle all types of workplace accident cases and have proven our ability to secure successful results.
*Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
$1,000,000 Work Injury Settlement
Client reaggravated a preexisting back injury that prevented him from returning to work.
$1,000,000 Worker's Compensation Settlement
A 33-year-old sanitation worker suffered severe and debilitating injuries when he was caught in a garbage compactor while working for the City of Linden. The garbage compactor had insufficient warning devices, so our client was unaware that the tail gate was descending. It was alleged at the time of trial that the lack of sufficient warning devices made the garbage compacter a defectively designed product under New Jersey Products Liability law, and therefore our client was entitled to compensation.
$1,000,000 Worker's Compensation Settlement
A worker fell from a roof, resulting in severe back injuries and future disabilities. Through expert testimony, it was established that the defendant should have provided workers with fall protection to prevent this type of accident. Settlement was agreed to during trial.
$975,000 Personal Injury Settlement
A carpenter working as an independent contractor was injured at defendant’s refinery when he was improperly exposed to dangerous fumes. Ronald Grayzel handled this occupational exposure case and ultimately settled the matter for $975,000.00.
$950,000 Workers' Compensation Settlement
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