What To Do When You're Hurt On The Job

Many people who are injured at work don't know what to do next. Some are afraid to report the injury to their employer. Some don't know how to start the workers' compensation process. In either situation, talking to a lawyer can help you get started.

At Gruccio, Pepper, De Santo & Ruth P.A., we represent injured workers every day. Our attorneys have years of experience helping injured workers like you obtain compensation for their injuries. Let us guide you through the New Jersey workers' comp system so you can get all of the compensation you deserve.

What Workers' Compensation Covers

Workers' compensation pays your medical expenses, including doctor and hospital bills, medications and medical equipment. You may also receive temporary or permanent disability payments, depending on the severity of your injuries. In some cases, workers also receive rehabilitative therapy or job retraining.

Some of the most common injuries and conditions covered by workers' compensation include:

  • Back injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Chemical or electrical burns
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Broken bones and amputations
  • Illnesses related to toxic exposure
  • Existing conditions like bad knees that were made worse by the job

You May Be Entitled To Additional Compensation

You owe it to yourself and to your family to obtain every dollar of compensation you are entitled to. Let us help.

In some work injury cases, third parties like equipment manufacturers or contractors are also liable for your injuries. It takes an experienced lawyer to determine whether you can file for damages from a negligent third party. When these third-party lawsuits are possible, the damages you receive are in addition to your workers' comp benefits and can far exceed it.

Some workers may be able to collect Social Security Disability Insurance and survivor benefits as well. When we review your case, we will let you know if you are eligible for these benefits.

Tell Us About Your Work Injury At A Free Consultation

Call us in Vineland at 877-760-1031 or email us today to set up your free consultation.

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