What to Do When You Are Injured On the Job
Many people who are injured at work do not know what to do next. Some are afraid to report the injury to their employer. Some do not know how to start the workers’ compensation process. In either situation, talking to an attorney can help you get started.
At Gruccio, Pepper, De Santo & Ruth P.A., our attorneys have years of experience helping injured workers like you to obtain compensation they are entitled to receive.
What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?
New Jersey Workers’ Compensation law allows for the payment of your medical expenses, including doctor and hospital bills, medications and medical equipment. You may also receive temporary disability payments if an authorized treating doctor indicates you are unable to work for seven consecutive days. In some cases, workers also receive rehabilitative therapy or job retraining. New Jersey also allows for permanent disability depending on the severity of the injury.
How Were You Injured?
Regardless of the type of work related injury you have suffered, or the cause for the injury, our attorneys are here to guide you through all aspects of the process, including, if necessary, appealing a denied claim.
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 worker’s compensation cases, defective manufactured products or faulty machinery or equipment may be the cause of your injuries. In that case, the manufacturer or contractor would be liable for your injuries as well. It takes an experienced attorney to determine whether you can file for damages from a negligent third party.
Some workers may also be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits and survivor benefits as well. When we review your case, we will advise if you are eligible for these benefits.