Q What should I do if I’m hurt on the job?
Work accidents can be terrible experiences. Depending the severity of your injury, you may spend a long time recovering from the incident.
But even if your employer is at fault for your work accident, suing the company won’t get the justice you deserve. Workers' compensation can ensure your company covers medical bills and lost wages.
Talk to a New Jersey injury lawyer about workers' compensation questions.
If your injury took place within the scope of your employment, which means you were on the job at the time, you need to turn to the Workers' Compensation system. Workers’ Compensation is basically a form of insurance designed to take care of situations such as work accidents. It is classified as no-fault, so you aren’t obligated to prove your employer caused your injury in order to receive this compensation.
Benefits for the Employer and the Employee
The no-fault aspect of Workers' Compensation is beneficial to the company because it doesn’t have to worry about being sued by an injured employee. Ideally, everything is taken care of through the Workers' Compensation process itself. This means you cannot take your employer to court over a work accident.
But as the injured employee, you also benefit from the system. A regular lawsuit against your company could take years. However, by going through the Workers' Compensation process, your medical bills and other everyday expenses are covered much faster. It’s important to understand this fact because an injury on the job could lead to a long period out of work. Workers' Compensation provides the money you need to pay for the costs of living while you are unable to earn a paycheck.
Contact a New Jersey Work Injury Lawyer Today
A work accident can turn your entire life upside down. If you or a loved one has a workplace injury, contact the attorneys at Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. LLC.
We represent good, honest people in work accidents and Workers' Compensation claims. Check out our Workers' Compensation page today and find out how we can help you. Or call us at 1-973-285-1100 for a free consultation.