Workers' compensation, or often referred to as simply, workers' comp, refers to a series of laws intended to protect workers injured while on the job. In short, the goal is to make sure somebody who is injured at work receives appropriate medical care, compensation for lost wages relating to the on-the-job injury, and, if necessary, retraining and rehabilitation to help the injured individual return to the workforce. Additionally, when workers are killed on the job, members of the workers' families are ordinarily eligible for benefits.
To learn more about workers' comp in New Jersey, contact the Law Office of Jack L. Stillman, P.A. With offices in Manalapan, we advise and represent clients throughout Monmouth County and Middlesex County.
I Was Hurt On The Job. Now What Do I Do?
After suffering a workplace injury, it's important to act quickly. Make sure you report the injury to your employer and reach out to an experienced workers' compensation lawyer. By consulting an attorney, you will have access to the resources and information you need to obtain workers' compensation benefits, file an appeal if your benefits are denied, and defend against the premature termination of benefits.
At the Law Office of Jack L. Stillman, P.A., we have handled thousands of workers' compensation-related matters, including:
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
- Total disability
- Third-party claims
- Workers with union representation
- Aggravation or exacerbation issues
- Workers' compensation appeals
- Workers' compensation claims involving undocumented workers
Many of our past experiences involved totally disabled workers who require benefits for the rest of their lives. Furthermore, attorney Stillman has handled nearly every type of claim, including second injury fund claims, odd lot claims, and cases involving pensions, Medicare and Social Security.
Are My Injuries Covered Under Workers' Compensation
Not all work-related injuries come from a specific accident. In the event that a worker is exposed to a harmful environment over time, the law recognizes these occupational exposures. These cases may involve an assembly line worker using his or her hands in a repetitive manner for years and years only to develop carpal tunnel syndrome; a carpet installer who repeatedly bangs his knee dozens of times a day; a worker who is subjected to fumes or chemicals at work and has developed pulmonary symptoms; or a worker being harassed by a supervisor for so long that it has resulted in anxiety or depression.
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your on-the-job incident, we will see that you are treated fairly by your employer and that you receive proper medical treatment. Not only will we help you address immediate health issues, but we will also work with medical providers to ensure we account for any lingering or future medical problems that may arise.
Let Us Help You Secure The Benefits You Deserve
To schedule a confidential consultation, call the Law Office of Jack L. Stillman, P.A., at 732-333-8942. You can also reach us by completing an Internet contact form. Our office is located in Manalapan, New Jersey, and we represent clients in Monmouth County, Middlesex County and throughout the state.