Many people are injured at work each year. In fact, one out of every 10 construction workers is injured on the job each year, according to OSHA. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, meaning workers can collect benefits regardless of who was to blame for the accident. Workers can also recover compensation for illnesses that are the result of work, such as stress-related gastrointestinal problems, or chronic injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or other repetitive stress injuries.
Workers’ compensation is intended to provide several benefits to injured workers who have suffered from a work-related accident or an occupational disease. Medical benefits, such as payment of hospital and medical bills, as well as the loss of income during any period in which an employee is disabled. These benefits may be temporary or permanent, depending on the injury, and may include a full benefit amount or a partial benefit amount.
The most common workplace injuries include slips, trips and falls; being struck or caught in heavy machinery; vehicle-related accidents; fires and explosions; repetitive stress and overexertion injuries. The long term effects of these injuries can be severe and long-lasting. It’s possible that you may be entitled to compensation from other sources. For example, if your injury was caused by the negligence of another party, our workers’ compensation attorneys may be able to file a claim against the other party.
What to do if your workers compensation claim is denied
Your workers’ compensation loss claim may be denied for a variety of reasons. For example, if you turn down a part-time work assignment, your benefits may be stopped. If your benefits stop for any reason, seek legal advice as soon as possible.
What to do if my employer does not provide workers’ compensation insurance
You may have the right to file a claim against your employer or the person who caused your injury for lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
You have the right to file a claim for benefits after suffering a work-related injury; however, the process of actually obtaining benefits is a major challenge for most people. An experienced workers compensation attorney can handle your case and make sure you get the benefits you need to recover from your injury and get back to work.
At Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, we are dedicated to assisting clients throughout New Jersey and New York with their workers’ compensation cases. We have years of experience and the extensive resources you need to secure a fair case result. If your claim has recently been denied, contact us immediately to understand your options.