Critically injured NJ firefighter plans to return to work
Posted on Aug 15, 2012
Florence, N.J. – Back in May, NJ firefighter Brian Richardson was seriously injured after a tractor-trailer caught fire on Interstate 295. He was caught in an explosion that ripped the truck’s rear door off its hinges, striking him in the head. The impact caused Richardson to have skull fractures and internal bleeding inside his brain. Despite the injury, he completed his rehab and plans to return to work in the fall with the same duties he had before the accident.
It was a miracle that Brian Richardson was able to recover from such a serious work accident. Unfortunately, some workers are injured so badly that they can never return to work. In this case, your attorney should seek total disability benefits. This means that you will receive payment and medical care for your injuries for the rest of your life. If your work accident is the only reason why you cannot work, your employer’s insurance company is required to pay for your benefits. You may also have a work injury that, by itself, doesn’t leave you totally disabled. However, this injury may combine with another preexisting problem that does leave you totally disabled. Under these circumstances, you can still receive total disability benefits from the Second Injury Fund in NJ.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a New Jersey work accident, please call a Morris County Workers’ Compensation Attorney today. Manfred Ricciardelli can help answer your questions and get you the benefits you are entitled to. Call our office today at 973-285-1100 to set up a free meeting to discuss your case. If you hire us to represent you, there is no charge unless you win.