Mays Landing Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Seasoned Mays Landing Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Defends the Interests of Hurt Workers Pursuing Claims in Atlantic County and Across NJ
If you have been injured on the job or are suffering from an occupational illness, New Jersey’s no-fault workers’ compensation system may entitle you to receive various financial benefits to help pay for your medical recovery and to make up for lost wages if you cannot work due to your injury or illness or resulting disabilities. Even though workers have rights to benefits under the workers’ comp system, some employers or their workers’ compensation insurers unreasonably delay or deny benefits. When you need help securing benefits, turn to a Mays Landing workers compensation lawyer for help.
Compensation attorney Daniel Santarsiero, Esq. with New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer of JFM Law is an experienced litigator with a proven track record of securing sizable benefits and compensation awards for clients across New Jersey. For nearly 30 years, Dan has been advocating for the rights and interests of injured and ill workers in compensation courts. His experience and success in injury and compensation claims have led to his designation as a certified trial attorney, a distinction conferred on less than two percent of lawyers in New Jersey. When you hire our firm for your workers’ comp claim, you can rest assured that we will use all our skills and resources to aggressively pursue the best possible results for you.
Don’t delay beginning a claim for workers’ compensation benefits – waiting too long may cause you to lose your right to benefits. Reach out to our firm today for a free case evaluation with a Mays Landing workers’ compensation lawyer to go over your legal rights and options in your benefits claim.
What Workers’ Compensation Benefits Might You Receive after a Workplace Accident?
If you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits for a work injury or occupational illness, these benefits may include:
- Covering costs of all reasonable and necessary medical treatment and rehabilitation
- Partial wage replacement when a worker is temporarily disabled from performing their regular duties or doing any type of work for their employer
- Financial payments when a worker sustains a permanent partial disability (but is still able to work), calculated according to the worker’s average pre-injury wages and the type and severity of the disability
- Continuation of partial wage replacement benefits if a worker is permanently disabled from working in any job
- Death benefits for the surviving family members of a worker who passes away because of a work injury or occupational illness, including temporary partial wage replacement and contributions towards funeral and burial costs
Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim in NJ
Under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation system, a worker can file a claim for benefits by notifying their employer of their work injury or occupational illness. Employees are required to give prompt notice of a work injury, usually within 14 days of the date that the injury occurred. However, notice normally must be given no later than 90 days after an injury for a worker to qualify for any benefits. Notice can be given to a supervisor, manager, or any other person in a position of authority with an employer, and can either be orally given or in writing.
Once an employer receives notice of an employee’s work injury or occupational illness, they are required to file a first notice of injury with the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation. If an employer fails or refuses to file this notice or otherwise denies an employee’s workers’ comp claim or benefits, the employee has two years to file a claim petition with the Division to request either an informal or formal hearing before a workers’ compensation judge. An informal hearing resembles a mediation, where the compensation judge works to help the employee and employer reach a mutually acceptable resolution. But an employee can still proceed to a formal hearing, a trial-like proceeding where the judge will issue a binding ruling on the worker’s claim. A claim petition also allows an injured worker to collect financial compensation for their permanent disability or injury.
Contact Us Today for a Free Initial Case Review to Go Over Your Legal Rights and Options with a Mays Landing Workers Compensation Lawyer
After sustaining a work injury or occupational illness, contact Mays Landing workers’ compensation lawyer Daniel Santarsiero, Esq. for a free, no-obligation consultation. We can discuss how our firm may be able to assist you when you are having trouble getting the workers’ comp benefits you need for your injury or occupational illness.
About Mays Landing, NJ
Mays Landing is a census-designated place located within Hamilton Township in Atlantic County, New Jersey. The unincorporated community serves as the official county seat for Atlantic County. Mays Landing was named for George May, who mapped the nearby Great Egg Harbor River in the mid-18th century and purchased land in present-day Mays Landing.
According to data collected by OSHA, during the period of 2017 through 2021, Mays Landing experienced two fatal work-related accidents. One involved a fatal knife laceration during food preparation, while the other involved a fall from an overturned lift.
Frequently Asked Questions about Workers’ Compensation in Mays Landing
Although most employers in New Jersey are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance or self-insure, some employers intentionally or inadvertently do not have the required coverage. An employee who is injured or suffers an occupational illness while working for an uninsured employer may be entitled to pursue medical and temporary disability benefits from the state’s Uninsured Employer’s Fund. A Mays Landing workers’ compensation lawyer can help guide you through the complicated process of obtaining benefits from the UEF.
No. Workers’ compensation is intended to provide you benefits while you are unable to work because of a work injury or occupational illness. Unemployment benefits are intended for eligible employees who are separated from their employment and are actively looking for new work. However, once you make a full recovery and can return to the workforce, you may be entitled to apply for unemployment benefits once your workers’ comp benefits have been terminated.