Standing Up For Injured Vineland Workers
Workers’ compensation is an important protection for those who suffer injuries or illnesses related to their job. Workers may seek wage and medical benefits for work-related injuries and illnesses. Workers’ compensation benefits apply to a wide range of work-related injuries or illnesses, including:
- Injuries suffered in an accident while working
- Back, knee, wrist or shoulder injuries related to performing job functions
- Repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel, shoulder, elbow and back injuries
- Aggravation of a preexisting condition that occurs due to work-related activities
- Occupational illnesses or diseases, including illnesses from exposure to toxins
If you have suffered a work-related injury or illness, then our workers’ compensation lawyers at Testa Heck Testa & White, P.A., are here for you. They are committed to protecting the rights of injured workers in Vineland and throughout South Jersey.
Put Our Experience To Work For You
Sharon A. Ferrucci handles most of the workers’ compensation cases at our firm. Attorney Ferrucci is a highly regarded workers’ compensation lawyer with decades of legal experience. She has represented workers who have suffered serious injuries involving the back and neck, shoulder, knee, wrist, hand, spinal cord, brain and more. She can also help if you have lost a loved one in a fatal work accident.
Protect Your Rights
Depending on the facts of your case, you may also be eligible to pursue compensation through a third-party liability claim or product liability claim. Because our attorneys practice in workers’ compensation and personal injury claims, they may be able to identify means of recovery that other firms might miss.
How Do You File A Workers’ Comp Claim In New Jersey?
Here is a breakdown of how the process typically works:
- See if you qualify: Under the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act, you are eligible for workers’ comp benefits if you were injured on the job. However, there can be some exceptions to this rule depending on your employment classification. For example, you may not qualify for workers’ comp if you are an independent contractor, unpaid intern or volunteer.
- Submit a workplace injury claim to your employer: You typically have about two weeks from the date of the injury to do this. Failing to submit within that time frame may cause you to lose out on benefits.
- File a workers’ compensation claim: Workers have approximately two years from the date of injury to file these claims under New Jersey’s statute of limitations.
- Seek medical care: It’s important to talk to a doctor or other medical care professional right after your workplace injury. Even if you don’t have any immediate signs or symptoms of an injury, they may be able to catch something early so that you can begin the appropriate treatment.
There’s a chance that your employer or your employer’s insurer will deny your compensation claim. If this happens, then our attorneys can help you make a strong and compelling case in front of a judge as to why you deserve benefits.
Should You File A Workers’ Comp Or Personal Injury Claim?
While workers’ compensation and personal injury offer similar benefits, workers’ comp is exclusively for those who were injured on the job or through the scope of their employment. We understand that the lines can get blurred between the two. Our lawyers can evaluate your circumstances to help you figure out which type of claim to pursue.
How Long Do You Have To Report A Workplace Injury?
When New Jersey workers get hurt on the job, they usually have 14 days from the date of the injury to submit a workplace injury claim to their employer. When it comes to seeking workers’ compensation benefits, they have approximately two years from the date of the injury to file a claim under New Jersey’s statute of limitations.
Contact Our New Jersey Work Injury Attorneys
Based in Vineland, we serve injured workers throughout South Jersey. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced Vineland workers’ compensation attorney at our firm, call 856-899-5327. You may also contact us by email.