Workplace injuries occur frequently, and under the law you have the right to claim monetary benefits due to an injury that was acquired during the span of your work. Your workplace has the duty to ensure a safe work environment, and when you have suffered a serious injury that limits your ability to work, you need an attorney in South Jersey to work on your behalf and get the compensation you deserve.
At the Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka, P.C., you will receive a free consultation with an experienced work comp lawyer in the Burlington and Camden County area. We’ll hear your case and go over the details, forming a strategy that results in obtaining high recoveries for your injury.
The aftermath of your injury can cause monumental stress as you deal with denied insurance claims, unpaid medical bills, and lost wages from your employer. Providing personalized attention to you and your case, our work comp law firm in fights for your rights in Gloucester County and Burlington County, allowing you to move forward with your life.
We understand the needs of our community, and when your injuries require a workers comp or car accident lawyer in Burlington County, we make sure to obtain all the benefits to which our clients are entitled.
NJ Workers’ Compensation
These laws are different in that they are designed to compensate employees who are injured or disabled on the job, possibly without the need for litigation. Benefits for dependents in South Jersey are also provided under these work comp laws.
Whether you are filing a workers compensation claim with our law firm or have been denied Social Security Disability, a Burlington County personal injury attorney is here to help you.
New Jersey’s system of worker’s compensation (workman’s comp) is technically elective, meaning that employers are not required to provide worker’s compensation insurance for their employees. Worker’s compensation insurance may be provided through a private insurance carrier, or employers may self-insure.
Special Employment Situations
The state worker’s compensation act applies to agriculture workers and again, although technically elective, is functionally compulsory. Domestic workers are covered by the state workers compensation act in the same manner as any other employee.
Medical Benefits & Choice Physician
Full medical benefits are provided to employees entitled to worker’s compensation benefits, with no time or monetary limits. The employer selects the physician who will provide care. A lawyer from our work comp law firm fights for your rights in Camden County, ensuring you receive the maximum amount of compensation and medical benefits you deserve to move on from your injury.
Disability Benefits Provided
Payments are made for temporary total disability (TTD) in an amount determined by a percentage of the worker’s wage, subject to weekly maximum and minimum payment amounts. Payments may continue for up to 400 weeks. Payments are made for permanent total disability (PTD) based upon a percentage of the worker’s wage, subject to weekly minimum and maximum payment amounts.
Payments for PTD continue for the duration of the disability, or in some cases for life. Benefits are subject to offsets for Social Security, black lung, or disability pension benefits. Payments for permanent partial disability (PPD) are made based upon a percentage of the worker’s wage, subject to weekly minimum and maximum payment amounts. Payments for PPD may continue for up to 600 weeks. Scheduled awards are paid in addition to total temporary disability benefits starting upon termination of the termination of the TTD benefits. Scheduled awards are not reduced because of receipt of TTD benefits. Physical and vocational rehabilitation benefits are available. With certain constraints and filing deadlines, occupational hearing losses may be compensable.
Death Benefits Provided
Death benefits are payable to an employee’s surviving spouse, or spouse and children, based upon a percentage of the employee’s wages, subject to a cap. A minimum benefit is provided regardless of the employee’s earnings. A burial allowance is available.
Limits on Attorney Fees
Attorney fees for claimants are limited to 20% by statute. In certain cases, the attorney fee may be added to the award.
At the Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka, P.C. our lawyers specialize and have been highly successful in obtaining recoveries for our clients dealing with workman’s compensation injury related cases.
If you are in a situation where you’ve suffered a serious injury due to the negligence of your employer, or operating equipment that doesn’t meet safety standards, contact our law firm as soon as possible. A lawyer around Gloucester County will discuss your case and help you determine whether you have a case to obtain the benefits you deserve.
With specialized and dedicated attorneys, we’ll handle all of your personal injury related cases. Whether you’re looking for a Philadelphia car accident lawyer or a Camden County dog bite attorney, we investigate every legal option, working diligently to provide clients with personal customer service.
WORKPLACE INJURIES & WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
Can I lose my job because of a workers' compensation injury?
Yes. Sometimes it is legal for your employer to fire you, even if you are out on workers’ compensation. Each case is different, but normally employment is at will. Thus, your job can terminate you if they need to get someone else to work that position. Sometimes your job can be protected under the FMLA, by contract, by other agreement, through a Union membership, or otherwise.
Laws prohibit your employer from discharging or discriminating against you because you filed a injury claim, or just because you got hurt on the job. However, if the employer is not required to provide a reasonable accommodation under the ADA, and if your job is not protected, then you can be let go even though you got hurt on the job. Many times people do not know if they are entitled to anything. It is always best to call a lawyer if you are fired from your job. If it is proven that an employer fires or forces you to resign in retaliation for filing a Workers’ Compensation claim, the worker could file a civil lawsuit against his employer seeking damages in court.
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