Seasoned Workers’ Compensation Counsel
Have you been injured at work? The Law Offices of Jeffrey I. Amtman help people who have been injured in workplace accidents in New Jersey such as construction site accidents and factory mishaps. We also assist those suffering from occupational illnesses. Our workers’ comp lawyer has nearly three decades of experience representing people injured or made ill in the course of their work.
If you have questions about workers’ compensation or would like help with your workers’ compensation claim, contact our Englewood, New Jersey, law firm to schedule a free initial consultation.
Workers’ Compensation Law In New Jersey And New York
Every employer in New Jersey is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance on each employee. For example, if a worker suffers a back injury while lifting equipment on the job, becomes ill because of toxins in the environment or develops work-related medical conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, the workman’s compensation insurance provides for certain payments such as medical expenses and lost wages.
There is no need to prove liability or negligence on the part of the employer. However, there are other stipulations for obtaining compensation following a workplace injury. For example, injured workers may be required to visit the employer’s doctor in order to recover payment for medical bills.
We are experienced handling claims involving all types of job site accidents such as:
- Construction accidents
- Falls from heights
- Scaffolding accidents
- Lifting accidents
- Falling debris
- Fires and explosions
- Toxic chemical exposure and other occupational accidents
Serious Work Injuries
Unfortunately, work injuries are often some of the most serious injuries out there. With accidents that involving falling from heights, debris and heavy machinery, it can lead to catastrophic consequences. From brain and head trauma to severed limbs and even spinal cord damage, these are often life-altering injuries. Ones that in many cases a worker may not be able to return to work. That is why it is so important to get help from a seasoned work injury attorney.
Things To Know About Workers’ Compensation
The law in New Jersey and New York has become more complicated over the years. That is why you need an experienced and knowledgeable workers’ comp lawyer to make sure you receive all the compensation benefits provided by law.
- Your employer cannot retaliate against you for filing a workers’ comp claim.
- In addition to having your medical bills paid, injured workers receive a temporary benefit equal to 70 percent of your salary or wages up to a statutory maximum.
- If you have been permanently injured, you will receive an award based on the extent of your injury and your ability to work.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey I. Amtman, in Englewood, we have a comprehensive understanding of workers’ compensation laws. We know how to effectively pursue workers’ compensation benefits for injured workers.
Under the workers’ compensation and labor laws, injured workers usually cannot file lawsuits against their employers. Compensation can only be sought through the workers’ comp system. However, if another party was at fault or contributed to the accident, our attorney can file a third-party claim against the negligent person or organization.
Contact a highly knowledgeable and experienced workers’ compensation attorney in New Jersey. Call 201-567-7574 or 866-592-4136 to speak with Jeffrey I. Amtman.