Answering The Questions Of Injured Workers
A workplace injury can leave an employee with a lifetime of complications. Trying to navigate a workers’ compensation claim on your own can take the risk of leaving money on the table. Instead, our New Jersey team at Devlin, Cittadino & Shaw, P.C., can help you overcome the challenges of your case, starting by answering some common questions such as:
What Should I Do After A Workplace Injury?
When you are hurt on the job, the first thing you should do is report your injury to your employer and then seek the medical attention you need. Be sure that you see a doctor that your employer approves to improve the quality of your workers’ compensation claim.
What If My Employer Does Not Report My Claim?
In some cases, an employer may drag their feet in properly reporting your injury to avoid paying the money you need. In these cases, a skilled New Jersey personal injury attorney can help get your employer to act properly and help you pursue the compensation you need.
What Kind Of Injuries Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?
Workers’ compensation is meant to cover any injuries that an employee sustains while on the job and also occupational claims. An injury does not have to take place in the office or on a job site, either. For example, if an employee was driving to meet with a client and suffered an accident along the way, workers’ compensation would cover the injuries because the employee was working at the time of the crash.
Can I Negotiate For Better Workers’ Compensation?
While workers’ compensation is meant to cover the injuries that an employee receives on the job, these claims do not always result in the outcome an employee deserves. Thankfully, an employee has the right to negotiate for the fair and full compensation value they need. With our help, we can help you pursue the outcome you should get in your case.
Can I File An Injury Claim Against My Employer And A Personal Injury Claim?
Filing a claim against your employer can ensure you receive the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve, but that does not mean you cannot also file a personal injury claim. In addition to filing against your employer, you may be able to seek compensation in a third-party injury claim. For example, if a reckless driver or subcontractor hurt you on the job, you may be able to file a claim against them for additional compensation for your injuries.
Do I Need A Lawyer After My Work Injury?
With the help of a workers’ compensation attorney, you can reduce the time it takes to resolve your claim, avoid critical mistakes like talking to an insurance company on your own, and negotiate for the money you should get in the outcome of your case. Call our Trenton office at 609-557-7876 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation with us today.