New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Under the workers’ compensation law in New Jersey, an employee who has sustained an on-the-job injury must notify his or her employer or supervisor promptly. The law obligates the employer to pay for the injured employee’s authorized medical treatment, provide payment for lost time at work, and provide payment for subsequent ill effects of the injury if they are deemed to be permanent and result in lessened ability to function.
The employer’s insurance company is required to pay for the compensation mandated by law regardless of who was at fault for the employee’s injury. The employee has two years from the date of the injury to file a worker’s compensation claim or two years from the last date of any payment of workers’ compensation benefits by the employer.
The workers’ compensation claim process is not necessarily a smooth one and can be complex, particularly for those who are not familiar with it. For example, an employer may deny that the injury was sustained at work. In other cases, an employer may deny proper medical care or refuse to furnish adequate temporary disability while an injured employee is unable to work. Furthermore, employers invariably contest the nature and amount of partial disability benefits that a permanently injured employee is entitled to.
Whatever the specific circumstances behind a work-related injury, the injured party will benefit from the sound advice and help of our experienced workers’ compensation attorney Scott D. Schulman on the legal team at Petrillo and Goldberg. If you have been injured at work in South Jersey and metropolitan Philadelphia, we stand ready to be your advocates through the workers’ compensation claim process and will help you obtain the benefits that you deserve.