Help For Workers’ Comp Issues
Workers’ compensation is never simple. The workers’ compensation system is essentially an insurance program, with all the complexities of insurance. If you have been injured at work, you want to get better and you need help dealing with the complexities of the system.
More Than 40 Years Of Workers’ Compensation Practice
At Jacobs, Schwalbe & Petruzzelli, P.C., our attorneys have decades of experience working within this system. We can advise, guide and represent you with all aspects of these claims.
After a work injury, you probably have several concerns in addition to the actual injury. You may have questions like these:
- How will this affect my job? Will I lose my job if I make a workers’ comp claim? The law requires that companies carry workers’ compensation insurance for injuries that arise out and during your employment. By law, companies cannot discriminate against you for filing a workers’ compensation claim.
- I want to go back to work, but I can only work part-time. Can my workplace give me part-time work if I can’t return to work full time?
- How will this affect my relationship with my boss?
During our many years of practice, we’ve encountered numerous complex cases and helped clients deal with complications affecting their livelihoods, including returning to work and their relationships at work. Call us to discuss your claim at 856-429-5661.
Types Of Injuries That Occur At Work
Workplace injuries usually fall into one of two categories:
- A sudden, traumatic event such as a motor vehicle accident, an accident involving tools or equipment, an explosion or a fall injury occurring at work. Construction accidents typically fall under this category. Lifting injuries affecting health care workers and industrial workers are also sometimes sudden events. An injured worker is usually eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, including medical treatment and temporary disability benefit. Also, and in most cases, a worker is entitled to a monetary award for permanent functional loss, effecting your working ability and/or your normal daily activities.
- An occupational disease occurring over time, including repetitive stress injuries. Workers whose work activities have taken place inside moldy buildings may become disabled as a result of “sick building syndrome.” Exposures to asbestos dust could cause asbestosis or other pulmonary diseases after years of exposure. Exposure to carcinogens at work could cause serious or fatal illnesses as well.
Both are types of workers’ compensation cases – those triggered by single-event injuries and those involving occupational stress and strain or diseases. Our attorneys help injury victims throughout the State of New Jersey and often take on extremely challenging cases.
No Cost To You
If we represent you, our attorneys’ fees can only be collected if we obtain benefits for you and only at the conclusion of your case and are determined by the Judge of Workers’ Compensation. In most cases, the workers’ compensation carrier is responsible for paying most of the counsel fee.
Free Consultation After Your Workplace Injury
Discuss your on-the-job injury case with an experienced New Jersey Workers’ Compensation attorney, and a personal injury lawyer today even if your injury is not work related. Call 856-429-5661 or send us an email to schedule a free phone consultation.