Wayne Workers Compensation Lawyer
Client-Focused Wayne Workers Compensation Lawyer Recovers Financial Benefits for Employees Injured at Work in Passaic County and Across NJ
Suffering an injury at work can have considerable consequences. You may be facing a recovery period lasting weeks or even months, during which you may be unable to work at all or may be restricted in the hours or duties that you can work. Even once you’ve reached maximum medical recovery, you may still be left with permanent disabilities that impact your ability to return to gainful employment. To help workers through the financial burdens of work injuries and occupational illnesses, the workers’ compensation system in New Jersey provides guaranteed, defined benefits. However, some employers or their workers’ compensation insurers may try to fight against benefit claims filed by injured workers. If you are having trouble getting your workers’ comp claim accepted by your employer, a Wayne workers compensation lawyer can help.
Let compensation attorney Daniel Santarsiero, Esq. at New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer of The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall advocate for your rights and interests if you have sustained an injury or illness in the course and scope of your work. For nearly 30 years, Dan has represented injured workers in compensation courts throughout New Jersey. Dan is an experienced lawyer who will aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for you in your case.
When you have sustained an injury or illness due to your job, turn to a Wayne workers compensation lawyer from our firm for help. Contact us for a free initial case review to discuss what we can do to assist you with securing the workers’ comp benefits you need and deserve.
Benefits Provided under the Workers’ Compensation System
When you have suffered a work-related injury or illness, you may be entitled to financial benefits from workers’ compensation coverage. These benefits may include:
- Covering the cost of medical treatment and rehabilitation needed for your work injury or occupational illness
- Partial wage replacement if you are temporarily disabled from working your pre-injury/illness duties or hours or from being able to do any kind of work
- Permanent partial disability benefits, which offer temporary financial payments based on the nature and severity of your disability
- Permanent total disability benefits, which pay you continued partial wage replacement for as long as you remain disabled from performing any type of gainful employment
- Death benefits, payable when a worker dies from a work injury or occupational illness, which include contributions towards funeral and burial expenses as well as payments to the worker’s dependents
The Workers’ Compensation Claims Process
In New Jersey, the workers’ compensation claims process begins when you notify your employer that you have suffered a work-related injury. The law requires you to give your employer prompt notice, which means within 14 days of suffering a work injury. However, notice must be provided no later than 90 days after being injured on the job to maintain eligibility for workers’ comp benefits. You can provide notice of your work injury orally or in writing, to a supervisor or manager or any other person in a position of authority within your employer’s organization. It is recommended that notice be given in writing so that you have a record of notifying your employer.
When you notify your employer about your work injury, your employer is required to file a first report of injury with the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation. Your employer or its workers’ compensation insurer also has 60 days to accept or deny your claim. If your employer doesn’t file a first report with the Division or denies your claim or certain benefits, you must then file a written claim petition with the Division within two years of the date of your injury or last payment of benefits. A claim petition allows you to seek an informal or formal hearing with a workers’ compensation judge to either work out a resolution of your claim with your employer or obtain a final binding ruling on your claim from the compensation judge. A claim petition also allows you to obtain financial compensation for your permanent injury or disability.
About Wayne, NJ
Wayne is a township located in Passaic County, New Jersey. Formally established as a township in 1847, Wayne was named in honor of Revolutionary War general “Mad” Anthony Wayne, who spent a portion of the war encamped in the area with the Continental Army. During the colonial era and the 19th century, Wayne was predominantly an agricultural community, with some limited production of goods from sawmills and blacksmiths. In the early 20th century, Wayne became a vacation town for New Yorkers who built summer bungalows along the township’s lakes. Following World War II, those bungalows were redeveloped into year-round residences as Wayne developed into the current suburban community it is today.
According to data from OSHA, in the period between 2017 through 2021, Wayne experienced one fatal work-related accident, which occurred in 2017 when a worker was entangled in a concrete mixing truck.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation to Learn More about How a Wayne Workers Compensation Lawyer from Our Firm Can Make a Difference in Your Case
After you have suffered a work injury or an occupational illness in Wayne, NJ, contact Daniel Santarsiero, Esq. at New Jersey Workers Compensation Lawyer for a free case evaluation to go over your legal rights and options.
Frequently Asked Questions about Workers’ Compensation in Wayne
If you have sustained a work injury or occupational illness, you are entitled to begin receiving medical benefits under workers’ comp as soon as possible. Temporary disability benefits may begin after you have missed a total of seven days (which need not be consecutive) from work. You will be paid benefits retroactive to the first day you missed from work. However, as a practical matter, your employer or its workers’ compensation insurer may take anywhere from two weeks to 60 days to process your workers’ compensation claim. You will be entitled to retroactive benefits during this processing period, plus interest.
Disability benefits under workers’ compensation are determined based on your average weekly wage prior to your work injury or the onset of your occupational illness. If you are eligible for permanent partial disability benefits, the amount of your benefits will also be based on the affected body part(s) and the severity of your disability.