You rely on your workplace for many things: your income, benefits, a place to exercise the skills you’ve built and are proud of, and the many other healthy pros of a steady job. But that doesn’t protect you from the accidents that can happen in any workplace setting, leaving you with an unforeseen injury or hardship. If you’re in that situation, it might be the time to contact a New Jersey workers’ comp attorney. Here are some questions you’ll want to make sure your representation can answer confidently:
Why do I need a New Jersey workers’ comp attorney?
There are federal entities in place that can penalize employers who violate workplace standards, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). You may also be protected by certain state laws or belong to a union. However, what none of those parties can do is take your case to court and fight for your right to compensation.
Yes, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation may cover the costs of an accident caused by insufficient workplace conditions, such as wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, or rehabilitation. But the Office of Workers’ Compensation will not take a responsible third party — that’s not your employer — to court for the behavior that caused your accident. Experienced New Jersey workers’ comp attorneys, like the team at the Law Offices of James C. DeZao, are the right people to call in this situation.
How do I know if my case qualifies as workers’ compensation?
If you are under the auspices of your employer at the time of the accident, your case is eligible for workers’ compensation. This could mean you are driving a vehicle to and from somewhere for work (i.e. a contractor visiting job sites), you are working at a location separate from your regular post, you are out in the field, or many other scenarios.
A standard office can even be the site of an incident that qualifies as workers’ compensation if the employer has failed to implement and follow up on basic safety training. Possible workers’ compensation injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Carpal tunnel
- Respiratory issues from inhaled toxins.
Too often, victims in workers’ compensation are unaware their case makes them eligible for rightful compensation due to any of the aforementioned damages. Investigating the possibilities of your case by calling an experienced New Jersey workers’ comp attorney will do no harm. Instead, it could be the first step you take toward retribution.
How do I start working on my workers’ compensation case?
The Law Offices of James C. DeZao are the right New Jersey workers’ comp attorneys to turn to. Our years of experience winning claims for our clients means we’re a team you can trust. The first step is to talk to our team and tell us about your experience during an initial, no-cost consultation. This free conversation will help our office learn how we can best serve you. Get started by calling our toll-free number, 1-833-JIM-HELPS, or complete our contact form to schedule a consultation.