On the Job Injury Attorneys in NJ
Seeking Compensation After a Workplace Injury
Many people seeking compensation for on the job injuries often don't know where to start, or are so inundated with paperwork and fine-print that they aren't even aware as to whether or not their rights are being infringed upon. The Princeton personal injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. are well versed in the fine-print. While you take the necessary time to recover from your injury, our attorneys will see to it that you are fully compensated for the injury you suffered while in the course of your employment.
NJ Work Injury Verdicts and Settlements
- $695,000 Settlement - Construction Accident Victim
- $625,000 Settlement - Trip and Fall Injuries While Working as a Clerk for the State of New Jersey
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Liability in NJ for Your Work Related Injuries
Employers must maintain safe working conditions for all of their employees. When dangerous conditions present themselves, employers have to fix those conditions, and at the very least warn their employees of the risks involved so that injury is not sustained before the danger can be properly taken care of. It is the responsibility of employers that employees are capable of performing their jobs in a safe working environment each day. The cause of the workplace injury is not so important. All that must be demonstrated to have a worker's compensation case in the state is that the injury must take place during the course of employment. Fault is irrelevant.
If a on the job injury does occur, employers must see to it that the injured party is given medical attention. If it is deemed by a company approved physician that the employee cannot perform his or her job on a daily basis, then the company must provide medical care and temporary disability benefits to the employee. TDB benefits in New Jersey typically are 70% of the employee's average weekly wage prior to the compensable injury. Injured workers in New Jersey can also apply to the Division of Worker's Compensation in Trenton for a lump sum monetary award if the injury is permanent in nature.
Regardless of which condition causes your injury, negligence is often times to blame.
New Jersey Workers' Compensation Insurance
It is mandatory for businesses to carry worker's compensation insurance in New Jersey and throughout the United States. This ensures that employees are given the necessary care and funding they need to maintain their daily lifestyles without fear of financial failure in case of a serious work-related injury. Employers must see to it that their insurance premiums are up-to-date, and that adequate care is given to their employees in the event of an on the job injury. Even if the accident is the result of employee negligence, employers still must (the vast majority of the time) provide the injured employee with compensation. Keep in mind though that there are cases in which employee negligence does in fact void worker's compensation, such as being intoxicated while on the job.
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The work place can be exciting, tedious, and boring all in the same day. What it should never be, however, is dangerous. On the job injuries occur on a daily basis. Regardless of what type of injury you have sustained while at work, the New Jersey workplace accident lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. will help you attain the compensation you deserve.
- Workplace Injuries in New Jersey: An Overview
- Rights of Temporary Workers in New Jersey
- Traumatic Occupational Injuries - CDC/NIOSH
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Work Related Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
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