Red Bank, NJ Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
New Jersey Injury Lawyers Help Injured Red Bank Workers Navigate All Aspects of the Workers’ Compensation System
Whether you work on a construction site, as a first responder or even in an office setting, the potential for work-related injuries and illness is always present. When work conditions cause your injury or illness, however, you don’t have the right to sue your employer for compensation. Instead, New Jersey workers’ compensation laws require employers to maintain insurance coverage to protect employees financially from this risk.
At Rudnick, Addonizio, Pappa & Casazza PC, our Red Bank workers’ compensation lawyers have been hard at work for over 40 years helping work accident victims get justice for their injuries. Over the years, we’ve helped clients recover millions in fair compensation—both from workers’ compensation and in lawsuits against negligent third parties responsible for work accidents.
You have the legal right to workers’ compensation benefits after sustaining a workplace injury or developing an illness because of your work environment. However, New Jersey workers’ compensation rules are complex, so if your claim was denied, delayed or you have questions about any aspect of the system, our lawyers are here to help.
To learn more about your rights, call or contact our skilled Red Bank workers’ compensation lawyers for a free initial consultation today.
Injuries Sustained in Red Bank Work Accidents Give Employees the Right to Workers’ Compensation
Almost every worker who is an “employee” in Red Bank is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for injuries sustained in a work accident. Independent contractors, while ineligible for workers’ compensation, have the right to bring third-party claims against someone whose negligence caused their work accident.
Workers’ compensation claims can be based upon:
- Fall injuries, which can result in spinal cord injuries or brain injuries,
- Electrocution injuries,
- Injuries caused by fire or explosion,
- Burn injuries,
- Injuries caused by being struck by an object,
- Repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome,
- Crush injuries, which often result in broken bones, internal organ damage and even brain damage,
- Amputations and loss of limbs,
- Injuries caused by heavy lifting,
- Respiratory illnesses that are caused by repeated exposure to toxic chemicals and other substances at work, such as diseases caused by asbestos exposure, asthma, and COPD,
- Injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents that take place while you’re at work,
- Wrongful death.
Our New Jersey Accident Lawyers Help Red Bank Accident Victims Get Fair Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Collectively, our partners have over 80 years’ experience helping injured workers in Red Bank and across New Jersey get compensation for:
- Medical benefits. Injured workers have the right to fair compensation for medical benefits under New Jersey workers’ compensation laws. We can help you get the best possible treatment, as well as compensation for any claim that may have been challenged—including in-home modifications, follow-up testing for toxic exposure and more.
- Temporary disability benefits. A temporary disability may be total or partial, depending upon your doctor’s orders. Total temporary disability benefits cover a percentage of your average weekly wages. We can also help you obtain partial disability benefits if your injury allows you to return to work part-time or for light-duty work at a lower pay rate.
- Permanent disability benefits. When your work injury is severe enough, you may never be able to return to work, and you may be entitled to permanent disability benefits.
If the work injury resulted in the death of your loved one, New Jersey workers’ compensation also provides death benefits for surviving family members.
In some cases, you may even be entitled to file a lawsuit against a third party in addition to collecting workers’ compensation benefits. Our lawyers also have experience handling these third-party claims against non-employers.
Schedule a Free Case Review to Get Answers About Workers’ Compensation in Red Bank, NJ
You’ve worked hard to help your employer make a profit. When you’re hurt because of something that happened at work, your employer should respect your right to fair compensation. Unfortunately, claims are frequently challenged on a number of different grounds and your employer may even take steps to reduce your available workers’ compensation.
At Rudnick, Addonizio, Pappa & Casazza PC, our Red Bank workers’ compensation lawyers are here to help with every aspect of your case. If you have questions about wage replacement, workers’ compensation settlement awards, how you will receive benefits or the process generally, contact us today. We offer a free consultation to all potential clients.
About the Red Bank, NJ Area
Red Bank is located in Monmouth County, New Jersey, about an hour south of New York City. Historically, Red Bank’s proximity to the Navesink River made it an important port for transporting both goods and workers into Manhattan. Today, the borough of Red Bank comprises only about 2.162 square miles, 19.58% of which is water. Red Bank remains a destination both for recreational activities and commercial activities, including high-end shopping and dining.
Frequently Asked Questions About Red Bank, NJ Workers’ Compensation Claims
FAQ: My employer says that my injury was pre-existing so that I don’t qualify for workers’ compensation benefits while I recover from a work accident. Is that true?
No. If your injury was pre-existing, you may still be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Work accidents or work conditions that make pre-existing conditions worse can give you the right to benefits. In short, if something happened at work that made it more difficult or impossible to perform your job, you may have the right to workers’ compensation coverage even if you also had non-work-related injuries in the past.
Your employer is not legally required to hold your job open. However, your employer is prohibited from firing you or taking discriminatory action against you because you filed a workers’ compensation claim. In some cases, your employer may even be legally obligated to make accommodations for you to perform light duty if recommended by your doctor. Determining why your employer refused to let you return to work can be complex, and our lawyers can help determine whether your rights were violated.
The workers’ compensation law gives your employer the right to choose your initial care provider. The system provides a list of “authorized” physicians who can treat you for your injuries. Making sure you see an authorized care provider can protect your right to workers’ compensation benefits.