If you have been injured while at work, you may have a workers compensation claim. Workers’ compensation cases are different than other cases and you need to hire a workers’ compensation lawyer specifically experienced with this type of law. There is often confusion about workers’ compensation claims and trying to understand the system while dealing with an injury can be frustrating. Here are some frequently asked questions our workers compensation lawyers are asked:
How do I know if I have a workers’ compensation claim?
If you have been injured while at work, you likely have a workers’ compensation claim. If you were either at the job site or driving while “on the clock,” you are considered to be at work.
Will I be fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim?
In New Jersey, employers are not allowed to fire an employee for filing a workers compensation claim. If you are no longer able to perform the duties of your job, your workers’ compensation will account for your inability to work.
What if the company I work for had nothing to do with the injury?
Ultimately, your workers’ compensation attorney will be able to advise you. In New Jersey, employers are required to hold workers compensation insurance specifically to ensure employees are taken care of if they are injured while at work.
When do I contact a workers’ compensation lawyer?
It’s important to contact your attorney as soon as possible. As soon as you have been injured, make sure you seek proper medical attention. The sooner your call your lawyer, the sooner he or she will be able to help you with your potential claim.