Workers’ Compensation Court, Bloomfield, New Jersey
Bloomfield is located in Essex County between Montclair and Nutley. In the early 20th century Bloomfield thrived. The industrialization of southern Bloomfield accompanied by the success of Brookdale farms allowed the township’s infrastructure and civil framework to come to life. Increased competitiveness and stricter environmental regulations following the great wars, however, limited the township’s ability to provide significant employment opportunities. Due to these rising costs and the construction of the Garden State Parkway Bloomfield’s population has stagnated and furthered suffered symptoms of urban decay. Today, like many other historically prosperous industrial cities, Bloomfield is being redeveloped into a primarily residential municipality. If you are one of the residents residing in Bloomfield Township and have been injured at work, even if you work in some other county, your workers’ compensation claim will be filed in the county with which you reside. Essex County’s Workers’ Compensation Court is located in Newark at 124 Halsey Street, 2nd floor, and can be reached at 973-648-2663.
New Jersey Workers’ Compensation System
Workers’ compensation claims are a civil matter, but due to the high number of cases filed they are handled at their own courthouses, to prevent a backlog in the civil divisions of NJ Superior Courthouses. Almost every county has their own workers comp court; a few of the smaller counties share one. For example, Cape May and Atlantic Counties share the Atlantic City Workers’ Compensation Court, and Sussex and Morris County share one as well. Residents from Essex County file with their companies insurer and they are directed to Newark Workers’ Compensation Court for resolution. At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall our lead Civil Attorney, Daniel Santarsiero, has litigated several times at this location. Through his 25 years of practicing workers’ compensation law in New Jersey, he has handled over one thousand cases. Although the New Jersey system has been designed in workers’ favor, employers’ insurance agencies are adversarial by nature to your claim and can make collecting benefits much more difficult for you.
Bloomfield Workers’ Compensation Attorney
It will not be difficult to find an attorney willing to help you file your claim. The tricky part is that you don’t want just any attorney with some extra time on their hands. Often times you are pressured into entering some retainer that you do not know the details of with an attorney who does not have your best interests in mind. You need an aggressive attorney who does not need to be hounded in order to work. If you have suffered a legitimate injury that is going to be expensive and slow to heal than you do not want to sit around waiting for that compensation as those bills start to pile up. There are a lot of workers compensation claims filed every day and you want an attorney who has worked within this system before that will not put off filing this claim. Dan Santarsiero is a designated Rising Star by Superlawyers and is consistently praised by his clients for working quickly and diligently. Feel free to call Dan at 800-999-0897 to discuss your claim, or stop by our Bloomfield office for a free consultation.