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Attorney Fees at New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer

One of the first questions our attorneys are asked by an injured worker contacting our office about a New Jersey workers’ compensation claim is “what will I have to pay you to proceed with the case?” The simple answer to this question is that there is no legal fee that must be paid in order for our law firm to undertake prosecution of a workplace injury claim under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation law. Every New Jersey workers’ compensation case is handled on a contingent-fee basis, that is to say, there is no legal fee paid unless a recovery is made on behalf of our client. The result of this arrangement is that an injured worker really has nothing to lose in retaining our law firm to handle a workers’ compensation claim.

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At Daniel Santarsiero NJ Workers' Compensation Lawyer, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

  • "A Great Experience!"

    I have had nothing but great experiences working with Daniel Santarsiero on several comp cases.

    - Larry W.
  • "Highly Recommend!"

    He always took the time to answer all my questions and thoroughly explain what was happening next. I would highly recommend him!!!!!!

    - Barbara A.
  • "He is Amazing!"

    He is amazing! Not only did he answer all my questions, but he also broke down my case in terms that I would understand.

    - Amanda A.
  • "A Blessing!"

    He sure will go to bat for someone he believes in. I would recommend him over and over again.

    - Eileen H.

The Court Determines The Amount Of The Legal Fee Payable In A Workers’ Compensation Case

Every workers’ compensation claim prosecuted under the New Jersey workers’ compensation law can only be resolved following review and approval by a judge. At that time, the judge also makes a determination as to what shall be awarded in terms of a legal fee to the claimant’s attorney. The legal fee awarded is customarily 20% of the permanency damages awarded on a workers’ compensation claim, with the employer being responsible for payment of 60% of this fee in most cases.

Our Settlements & Verdicts

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • Work-Related Accidental Death
  • Work-Related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Work-Related Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Work-Related Construction Injury
  • Work-Related Fall
  • Work-Related Heart Attack

Legal Fees Are Payable Whenever You Are Required To Resort To The Workers’ Compensation Court To Recover Temporary Disability Benefits, Medical Treatment Or A Permanency Award

It is not uncommon for an employer’s workers’ compensation insurer to stop paying temporary income or medical benefits based on the employee purportedly reaching maximum medical improvement (MMI) or based on the claim that the employee is capable of returning to work. When an employee’s benefits are “cut off” prematurely, our New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers file what is referred to as a medical and temporary motion. This application to the court requests reinstatement of benefits. If the motion is successful, the employer must reinstate benefits and is responsible for payment of a 20% legal fee on any and all back benefits and future benefits paid as a result of the success of the motion. Irrespective of the outcome of the motion, the client is not responsible for the legal costs of filing or prosecuting the motion.

We hope that individuals possessing a New Jersey workers’ compensation case recognize that there is very limited responsibility for payment of legal fees to our firm for prosecuting their case. It is basically a no-lose proposition when it comes to hiring our law firm to handle a workplace injury case under the New Jersey workers’ compensation law. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you or a loved one has been injured at work and is seeking a New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer. An attorney from our law office will take the time to explain all of the issues involved in your case, answer all questions and provide you with the information you need to decide whether you would like to retain us to act as your New Jersey workers compensation lawyers.

Contact Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers To Discuss Your Rights

At New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer with JFM Law, our attorneys and staff are committed to providing injured workers with responsive and effective legal services. If you were injured on the job, it is important to have a lawyer review your claim in order to see that you are being treated fairly. Please call (934) 200-5372 or email our office to arrange a free consultation.

Stay In The Know

  • Can you collect workers’ compensation and retirement benefits?
    If you retire while on workers’ compensation, you may still be entitled to certain workers’ comp benefits. For example, workers’ comp will continue to pay for all reasonable and necessary medical treatment. While temporary wage replacement will cease if you retire, since retirement means you have no intention of returning to work, you are still able to collect permanent disability benefit payments while retired.
  • Does a workers’ compensation settlement affect Social Security disability benefits?
    Yes. New Jersey is considered a “reverse offset” state. Unlike most other states where workers’ comp benefits may be reduced to the extent that a disabled worker is also receiving Social Security disability benefits, in New Jersey workers’ comp benefits are used to offset the Social Security disability benefits that a worker would receive. Although New Jersey law does not consider workers’ comp settlements to be compensation benefits, the Social Security Administration does offset settlements against disability benefit payments.
  • Can you get unemployment after filing for workers’ compensation?
    While you cannot collect unemployment and workers’ comp benefits at the same time, you may be able to file a claim for unemployment benefits (if you have been terminated from your job for an eligible reason) after you have fully recovered from a work injury or illness and no longer receive workers’ comp benefits.

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