Leading New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Guiding victims and their family members through the legal process from start to finish
On-the-job accidents are an unfortunately common experience for many workers. If you are injured or suffer an illness due to your occupation, your employer may be liable for your injuries. At Lomurro Law, our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys have helped employees from all types of industries recover rightful compensation in a timely manner. In some cases, the family members and dependents of a worker that dies while on-the-job may also be entitled to receive death benefits. If you have questions about your rights, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible to ensure that you are protected.
What is workers’ compensation?
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2014 alone, there were almost three million nonfatal private industry injuries and illnesses and more than 700,000 reported injuries among public service workers. Many people are somewhat familiar with the term workers’ compensation, but may be unaware of exactly how the process works until they actually need benefits. All employers are required to maintain some form of insurance protection, or provide qualified self-insurance, for their employees in the event of a work-related accident or illness. Workers’ compensation may provide injured employees compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages during periods of temporary disability
- Permanent disabilities
Workers’ compensation laws are designed specifically to provide employees with immediate assistance in the event of a work-related accident or illness.
What to do if you suffer an accident while at work
If you are injured while on the job, it is vital that you notify your employer as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected. If your injuries require medical evaluation and treatment, you must usually be treated by an employer and/or insurance approved healthcare provider. When your injuries require you to miss more than seven days of work, you may be able to receive temporary disability benefits until you are able to return to work at full capacity. Once you provide notice of your injuries or illness to your employer, the chain of events should begin immediately, but there are often unexpected roadblocks or disputes that may impede your path to recovery. Our New Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys provide the resources and guidance you need to understand your options and obtain rightful compensation in a timely manner. We thoroughly investigate your case and hold employers responsible for fulfilling their obligations.
Turn to leading New Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys for top-notch legal representation after an injury on-the-job
Workers’ compensation cases are not always as straightforward and efficient as they should be. At Lomurro Law, our Freehold accident attorneys are ready to stand up for you and protect your rights to the fullest extent. To discuss your options during a free consultation, call 732-414-0300 or send an email today. We’re available to meet with you at home or in the hospital.