Our New Jersey Workers' Compensation Lawyers fight for the rights of injured workers, helping them pursue full compensation for occupational illness and workplace injuries.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2009, 3.6 percent of all U.S. workers became injured or ill as a result of their jobs. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that employers purchase to cover themselves and their employees in the case of a workplace accident. The laws of New Jersey dictate that every employer must maintain a Workers’ Compensation Insurance Policy covering every employee. New Jersey workers’ compensation is a form of no-fault insurance. This means that you are covered, regardless of whether you or your employer is at fault. As long as you were injured in the course of performing work duties, you should be able to get workers’ compensation in New Jersey.
Unfortunately, the process of filing a workers’ compensation insurance claim in New Jersey can be difficult and stressful, especially if you have to manage living with your injuries at the same time. The experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers of Mackevich, Burke & Stanicki can help injured workers navigate the claims process while fighting for their full legal rights.
While simply filing a workers’ compensation claim should enable you recover the money you are entitled to, this is not always the case. In some cases, insurance companies try to shortchange injury victims by devaluing the amount of wage benefits they are entitled to or denying their medical benefits altogether. Injured workers may also be pressured to return to work too early, dissuaded from seeing a new doctor, or given too low a cash settlement for a permanent injury.
The longer you wait to get an experienced New Jersey workers’ comp attorney, the more you endanger your right to full compensation. The attorneys at Mackevich, Burke & Stanicki have years of experience handling insurance companies and fighting for maximum compensation for their clients.
Certain industries are more prone to workplace injury than others. If you work in any of the following sectors, you may find that your job has a high rate of injury and illness:
Many workplace injuries are a result of slip and fall, trip and fall, or being struck by an object. These types of accident often result in a head, neck and back, spinal, or burn injuries, which in some cases unfortunately become chronic conditions. The consequences of any work injury can include significant physical, emotional, and financial stress. If you have suffered injury or illness on the job, do not wait to get legal assistance in filing a claim for workers comp. Fill out our quick form for a free case evaluation and get help from a New Jersey workers’ compensation insurance attorney who is dedicated to protecting your rights.