Before the workers compensation program was established, an injured worker frequently had no source of income and may even lose their job as a result of an accident. The worker’s family was frequently saddened by the missed income since they were unable to cover the family’s increasing medical expenses or regular living expenses. After an accident, the workers compensation system enables you to obtain quick medical attention. It may also cover part of your missed income until you can resume working. In most workplace injury situations, your employer is granted protection from litigation in return for maintaining workers compensation insurance.
With more than 65 years of experience, the attorneys at Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC guide you through the workers compensation system in New Jersey so that you receive the maximum possible financial benefits quickly.
You have the right to work in a setting that is secure and healthful. In the event that an accident occurs due to a dangerous working environment, we assist you in obtaining the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to and help you identify any potential third-party claims.
Our law firm helps you recover compensation for injuries sustained in a construction accident, including falls, electrocution, being struck by objects, and crush injuries.
We pursue your rightful workers compensation benefits and determine whether you have a valid products liability claim if you were injured by defective machinery.
Ladder Failures and Falls
Our team investigates whether your ladder failure and fall was caused by conduct considered a violation of OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) regulations and seeks the compensation you deserve.
Our attorneys advise you on your rights after you were injured in a scaffold fall.
Our Workers’ Compensation Group work injury attorneys and a support team of paralegals and secretaries, all of whom have the expertise necessary to uphold your rights in accordance with New Jersey’s workers’ compensation laws. Our team has years of expertise defending the rights of injured employees in a variety of contexts. Your employer’s insurance provider is liable for covering a variety of benefits under New Jersey’s workers compensation laws, including:
These cover all of the necessary and reasonable emergency care and hospital services, doctor’s appointments, treatments, and prescriptions incurred because of your workplace injury.
Temporary Disability Benefits
If you are disabled for more than seven days, you may qualify for payment of a percentage of your wages until you are released to return to work or have reached maximum medical improvement (MMI).
Permanent Partial Benefits
If your job-related injury results in a partial permanent disability, you may receive weekly benefits after your temporary disability benefit period ends.
Permanent Total Benefits
If your disability prevents you from returning to gainful employment, you may be eligible for income compensation for as long as you have the disability.
Family members of workers who were killed in an on-the-job accident may qualify for a portion of the income the deceased worker would have received.
Injury incidents in delivery center warehouses, such as those at an Amazon fulfillment center, are on the rise as people’s reliance on quick home deliveries grows. We discover that because warehouse employment is physically demanding, there is a higher risk of injury for warehouse workers. As our reliance on home delivery of goods rises in our ever-changing “new normal,” the frequency of occurrences ranging from lifting heavy objects to occupational repeated overuse injuries is on the rise.
Injuries are also growing more frequent as distribution center warehouses begin to deploy robots to improve warehouse efficiency. The robotic systems are required by these warehouses to fulfill orders and enable same-day delivery. However, despite expectations that robots would take on the most hazardous duties, the consequent rise in injury rates raises the possibility that automation may be making the workplace more unsafe for people. In practice, this is not always the case.
For a free case evaluation, if you were hurt while working at your job, contact us today. To ensure that you obtain all of the benefits to which you are legally entitled under the workers’ compensation legislation, including medical attention, weekly pay replacement, and a permanent settlement, we will act as your advocate.
To learn more how the workers compensation program works and which benefits you are qualified to receive, call Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC at 862-263-0770 or contact us online to schedule your one-hour free initial consultation. We maintain offices in Elmwood Park and Bernardsville. A Spanish translator is available upon request.