Mount Holly Workers Compensation Lawyer
Compassionate Mount Holly Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Protects the Interests of Employees Hurt at Their Jobs in Burlington County and Across NJ
Were you hurt in an accident at work? If so, New Jersey’s workers’ compensation system may provide you with various financial benefits to help you with your medical recovery and to also make up for lost wages or income if you miss time from work during your recovery. To learn if you may be entitled to workers’ comp or for help when your employer or its workers’ compensation insurer has denied your claim, turn to a Mount Holly workers compensation lawyer.
For nearly three decades, compensation attorney Daniel Santarsiero has represented clients seeking the workers’ comp benefits they need and deserve after suffering a work injury or occupational illness. Dan is an experienced lawyer who has a proven track record of success in workers’ compensation courts throughout New Jersey, having secured sizeable benefits and compensation awards that even exceed one million dollars.
If you have been injured on the job or are suffering from an occupational illness, reach out to our firm today for a free initial case review to learn more about your legal rights and options from a Mount Holly workers compensation lawyer from our team.
Financial Benefits Available from Workers’ Compensation
The workers’ compensation system is designed to provide injured or ill workers with certain defined financial benefits to help them through their recovery. Benefits from workers’ comp may include:
- Medical benefits, which cover the cost of all reasonable and necessary medical treatment for a work injury or occupational illness
- Temporary disability benefits that provide partial wage replacement when a worker suffers a reduction in their income due to their work-related injury or illness
- Permanent partial disability benefits, which provide financial payments based on the affected body part or parts and the severity of the worker’s disability
- Permanent total disability benefits, which continue partial wage replacement indefinitely so long as a worker remains unable to do any kind of work
- Death benefits, which offer the surviving immediate family members of a worker who dies from a work injury or occupational illness with financial payments along with reimbursement of some funeral and burial costs
What Is Involved in the Process of Pursuing a Workers’ Comp Claim?
Filing a workers’ compensation claim in Mount Holly begins with a worker notifying their employer of a work injury or occupational illness that they have suffered. A worker can give notice orally or, preferably, in writing; an employer or its workers’ compensation insurer may have forms that a worker can use to provide notification of a workers’ comp claim. Notice may be given to a supervisor or manager or any person in a position of authority with the employer. Workers are required to give prompt notice of their claim, usually within 14 days after suffering a work injury. However, notice must be given no later than 90 days after being injured on the job, otherwise, a worker may jeopardize their eligibility for workers’ comp benefits.
When an employer receives notice of an employee’s injury, the employer is required to file a first report of injury with the state Division of Workers’ Compensation. If a worker’s employer does not file with the Division, or if the employer or its insurer denies a workers’ comp claim or terminates benefits, the worker must file a written claim petition with the Division. A claim petition allows a worker to pursue an informal claim hearing with a workers’ compensation judge to try to reach a mutually acceptable outcome to the workers’ comp claim. Or a worker may choose to participate in a formal claim hearing and obtain a binding ruling from the compensation judge. A claim petition also allows an injured worker to obtain financial compensation for their permanent injury or disability.
Contact Our Firm Today for a Free Case Evaluation With An Experienced Mount Holly Workers Compensation Lawyer to Learn More about Your Rights and Options after Being Hurt in a Workplace Accident
Don’t put off starting the process of recovering the workers’ compensation benefits you need and deserve. Contact Daniel Santarsiero, Esq. at New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer with JFM Law for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss how our firm may be able to assist you with securing workers’ comp benefits when your employer is delaying or denying your work injury claim.
About Mount Holly, NJ
Mount Holly is a township located in Burlington County, New Jersey, and is the county seat. Originally formed as Northampton in 1688, the community was renamed to the current name of Mount Holly following a referendum in 1931 in recognition of the holly trees that covered the hills in the township. Mount Holly grew in the mid-19th century following the establishment of railroad lines running to Philadelphia. However, the mills and factories that sprung up following the introduction of railroads closed in the late 1950s, followed by downsizing at nearby Fort Dix and McGuire Air Force Base in the 1970s and 1980s. But today, Mount Holly has redeveloped as a suburb and bedroom community for nearby Philadelphia.
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development reports that in 2020 the state experienced approximately 92,400 non-fatal cases of work-related injuries and illnesses among workers in New Jersey.
Frequently Asked Questions about Workers’ Compensation in Mount Holly
In some cases, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit while also pursuing workers’ compensation benefits. This usually occurs when you have been injured on the job due to the negligence or legal fault of a third party unconnected to your employer. However, any financial recovery that you receive in a third-party personal injury claim may be subject to a lien to reimburse workers’ compensation benefits you have been paid for the same work injury.
Under most circumstances, workers’ compensation benefits are not taxed under either state law or federal law. However, if you claimed deductions for medical expenses you were later reimbursed for by workers’ comp, or if your workers’ comp benefits offset Social Security payments, you may be subject to tax liability. A Mount Holly workers’ compensation lawyer from our firm can help you determine how these rules may apply to your individual situation.