Most employers in New Jersey and across the country are required by law to supply insurance for potential work-related injuries, disabilities and deaths. If you have been injured while on-the-job, or if you have lost a loved one, these workers’ compensation benefits can be extremely valuable when it comes to you receiving the medical and/or financial care you and your family need. Unfortunately, some may struggle receiving the full benefit to which they are entitled.
If you have been injured, disabled or lost a loved one due to a work-related accident or illness, you can file for work comp benefits through your or your loved one’s employer. This generally must be done within a specific time frame, so waiting to take care of this is not necessarily advised. Filing for workers’ compensation benefits is something you can do on your own; however, one can seek outside assistance from the very beginning in order to ensure max benefits are achieved.
One wants to believe that an insurance company will pay out a full benefit; unfortunately, this is not always the case. There have been those whose insurance companies have limited or terminated benefits, leaving them to fend for themselves. To learn more about this and how an attorney can help if this has happened to you, please visit our firm’s website.
Along with fighting insurance companies for full workers’ compensation benefits, there are cases in which third-parties may be fully or partially responsible for employee injuries, illnesses or deaths. Not only can an experienced attorney assist with acquiring full insurance benefits, but further help can be provided in filing claims against other responsible parties in a New Jersey civil court. No one should be financially devastated due to a work-related accident or illness. With the right help, employees or — in the event of fatality — their surviving family members may achieve fair and full compensation for their losses.