Camden Workers Compensation Lawyer
Experienced Camden Workers Compensation Lawyer Pursues Financial Recovery for Employees Injured in the Course of Work in Camden County and Across NJ
Were you injured in a workplace accident or have you developed an occupational illness due to exposure at work? If so, the workers’ compensation law in New Jersey entitles you to receive various financial benefits from your employer, regardless of who may have been “at fault” for your injury or illness. However, some employees may face obstacles getting the workers’ comp benefits they deserve. When this happens to you, let a Camden workers compensation lawyer from our firm go to work to advocate for your rights and interests.
For nearly 30 years, certified trial attorney Daniel Santarsiero at New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer with JFM Law represented workers across New Jersey recovering from work injuries or occupational illnesses. At our firm, we know the devastating impact that an injury or illness caused by your job can have on your livelihood and life. Dan will not rest until we have secured a resolution to your workers’ compensation case that is in your best interests and provides you with the financial resources you need to assist with your recovery.
When you have sustained an injury at work, reach out to Daniel Santarsiero for a free initial case evaluation. Our firm can help you learn more about your legal rights and options for filing and pursuing a workers’ compensation claim to get the benefits you need.
Benefits That Workers’ Compensation Can Provide
Workers’ compensation in New Jersey can provide various financial benefits for a worker who has suffered an on-the-job injury or an occupational illness. Available benefits under the workers’ comp system include:
- Medical benefits that pay for the costs of treatment and rehabilitation
- Partial wage replacement when a worker is temporarily disabled from working their normal duties or hours
- Financial payments for permanent partial disability, with the amount of payment based on the nature and severity of disability
- Permanent total disability benefit that continues paying partial wage replacement so long as a worker remains unable to work in any type of job
- Death benefits that provide financial payments to surviving dependents of a worker who died because of a work injury or occupational illness, as well as financial contributions towards the worker’s funeral and burial expenses
How to Get Workers’ Comp
To obtain workers’ comp benefits in Camden, state law requires you to give notice of your claim to your employer within 14 days of being injured on the job to be eligible for benefits from the date that you sustained a work injury. However, notice must be provided no later than 90 days after a work injury to maintain workers’ compensation eligibility. A worker can provide notice of their claim to a supervisor, HR representative, or any other manager or officer. Notice can be oral or written, although many employers will have formal claim paperwork for an employee to fill out to give notice of their workers’ compensation claim.
An employer who is notified of an employee’s workers’ compensation claim must accept or deny the claim within 60 days. The employer must also file the first report of injury with the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation. An injured employee who is denied workers’ comp benefits or has their benefits prematurely terminated must file a written claim petition with the Division for a claim hearing with a workers’ compensation judge. Claims may take the form of an informal mediation with their employer, or a formal, trial-like hearing where the compensation judge issues a binding ruling. A claim petition also allows an injured worker to obtain financial compensation for their permanent injury or disability.
Contact Us for a Free Initial Case Review to Learn More about How We Assist Injured Employees with Their Workers’ Compensation Claims
Don’t delay starting the process of pursuing your workers’ compensation claim for a work injury or occupational illness. You may end up losing important rights by waiting. Contact our firm for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss how a Camden workers compensation lawyer from our legal team can guide you through the workers’ comp claims process.
About Camden, NJ
Camden is a city located in and is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey. Camden is located on the banks of the Delaware River, directly across from Philadelphia, PA. Camden was named in honor of Charles Pratt, 1st Earl of Camden, an English judge who was a proponent of civil rights. For much of the 20th century, Camden was a notable industrial city, until the 1970s when manufacturers began shutting down their plants in the city. Today, Camden is one of New Jersey’s education and medical hubs, hosting multiple university campuses and hospitals.
According to OSHA, over the past five years, Camden has had two fatal work-related accidents in the city, both of which occurred when workers were struck by falling or swinging objects/equipment.
Frequently Asked Questions about Workers’ Compensation in Camden
How much does it cost to hire a workers’ compensation lawyer?
Can I collect additional compensation for my work injury outside of workers’ comp?
Although most employers in New Jersey are required to provide workers’ compensation coverage for their employees, some employers may not meet this obligation, either because they never purchased workers’ compensation insurance or let their insurance coverage lapse, or because they failed to set aside sufficient funds to self-insure. Injured workers whose employers fail to provide workers’ compensation coverage may still be able to get benefits through the state’s Uninsured Employers’ Fund. Given how complex filing a claim with the UEF can be, you may be best served by getting help from a Camden workers compensation lawyer from our firm.
Even if your employer terminates you after you have been injured on the job, you are still entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits from that employer. In addition to providing medical benefits, your old employer must continue temporary disability payments until your treating provider clears you to return to the workforce. You may also be entitled to permanent partial or total disability benefit payments.