RECOVERING WORKER'S COMPENSATION FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
When a machine malfunctions at work and you are injured, there seems no question that you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits for lost wages, medical expenses and rehabilitation. If the wrongful conduct of another employee causes you injury, you can also seek compensation for your losses. But what if you are injured in a car or motor vehicle accident, especially when the person causing the accident is unrelated to your employer? The good news-if you meet certain conditions, you have a right to workers' compensation benefits. You may even be able to seek damages in addition to workers' compensation benefits.
RECOVERING WORKERS' COMPENSATION FOR OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE IN NEW JERSEY
In addition to coverage for traumatic events or accidents, as well as repetitive stress injuries, the New Jersey workers' compensation laws allow workers to seek benefits when they have contracted a disease or illness because of exposure to toxic substances or other harmful conditions at work. Frequently, the cause of such an injury is exposure to chemicals, either in the manufacturing process, or from by-products. This blog post provides an overview of the types of claims that may be the basis of an occupational disease claim in New Jersey.
A common misconception is that, in order to seek benefits under the New Jersey workers' compensation laws, you must be able to point to a traumatic event, to some accident or mishap that clearly caused your injury. This is not true! While proving the cause of a repetitive motion or stress injury can be challenging, an experienced and knowledgeable attorney can help you get the benefits you need and to which you are entitled.
WHAT TYPES OF INJURIES ARE COVERED BY WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAWS?
When you have been hurt on the job, one of the first questions you want answered is whether your injury is one that is covered by the state's workers' compensation laws, so that you can secure benefits for lost wages, medical expenses, and rehabilitation or physical therapy.
THE BENEFITS AVAILABLE IN A WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIM
When you have suffered an injury at work, one that prevents you from fulfilling the requirements of your job, New Jersey law allows you to file a claim for benefits under the state's workers' compensation laws. What losses are covered by workers' compensation insurance? What if your injuries are permanent, such as the loss of a limb? This blog post provides an overview of the kinds of benefits available through workers' compensation.
When you have been hurt during the course of your employment, you can be uncertain about how to pursue full and fair compensation for all your losses. Can you only seek recovery through a workers' compensation claim? Do you have to rely on the opinion of a company-selected doctor to get the treatment you need?
If you have been injured on a construction site in New Jersey, you may think workers' compensation is your only source for financial recovery. To the contrary, other claims may be available to you, including recovery from third parties for negligence, as well as damages for dangerous and defective products, including tools, machinery and equipment. At the Law Office of Mallon & Tranger, we have extensive experience handling these types of claims. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us by e-mail or call our office at 732-702-0333 to arrange a meeting.