New Brunswick Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Firm advocates for injured employees throughout Central Jersey
When a workplace accident or employment-related medical condition prevents you from doing your job, medical bills and other necessary expenses can pile up quickly. New Jersey’s workers’ compensation program is designed to cover employees’ healthcare expenses and provide income while they recover. However, the system does not always work as it should, and worthy claimants are denied the benefits they are entitled to. For more than a century, the firm of John VR. Strong, Jr. in New Brunswick, has helped victims of workplace injuries and other Central Jersey clients overcome legal obstacles to achieve the favorable resolution they deserve. If you’ve been hurt during the course of your job duties, John VR. Strong, Jr. can guide you through the initial workers’ comp claims process or an appeal if your request for benefits was rejected.
Specific types of workers’ compensation benefits
You are entitled to workers’ compensation for an injury or illness that occurred at your workplace or a work-related activity. An employee can’t be held at fault for such an injury regardless of how he or she was hurt. Even in the absence of your employer’s fault or negligence, you can still receive the help you need through workers’ compensation benefits, which can include the following:
- Full payment of medical expenses
- Replacement of up to 70 percent of wages lost while you are unable to work
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Retraining costs
- Compensation for permanent, total or partial disability
- Funeral cost reimbursement and payments to dependents following a workplace fatality
You do not have to prove negligence in a workers’ compensation claim, there are deadlines and procedures that must be honored. We will prepare the relevant filings and supporting materials to give you the best chance at a favorable result.
Reopening your claim if your work-related medical condition changes
In workers’ compensation matters, you have a right to request additional treatment and to reopen your claim for additional money if your medical condition worsens. Such a reopener must be filed within two years after you receive your final payment from your settled case. We can help you obtain the additional treatment and money you deserve if your claim needs to be reopened.
Third-party personal injury claims following workplace accidents
You cannot file a personal injury claim against your employer if you are hurt on the job. Your remedy must come through the workers’ compensation system if your employer or a co-worker caused your injury or illness. However, some work-related injuries are caused by a negligent third party. This might happen if there are multiple contractors on a construction job, if an accident is caused by a machine defect such as a lack of proper guarding on the machine or if someone is hurt in a vehicle accident in the course of their work. Our firm will look at the circumstances of your case and assess if you can pursue personal injury damages, such as compensation for pain and suffering, from a third party.
Contact a trusted New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney to get a free consultation
John VR. Strong, Jr. in New Brunswick advocates for injured employees in workers’ compensation initial claims and appeals. Please call 732-979-2166 or contact us online to make an appointment for a free consultation. Se habla español.