Mercer County Workers' Comp Lawyers
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As the Garden State's capital county, Mercer County is a hub of commerce and business. With a population of 366,000, the county has a diverse workforce. The ability for Mercer County residents to work and support themselves and their families is necessary to provide a high quality of life, but an on-the-job injury can jeopardize their future without adequate compensation. According to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the state requires that every New Jersey employer not covered by a Federal program, or programs, provide workers' compensation coverage for their employees or be approved for self-insurance. Just because an employer is required to have workers' compensation or other approved insurance does not mean that every injured worker gets the compensation they need.
At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., our Mercer County injury lawyers know how important it is to have financial security while being unable to work after an on-the-job injury accident. Getting the compensation you are entitled to is the only way you can continue to support yourself and your family during your recovery, and it may be the only way you can ever support your family again if your injury results in permanent disability. We can make sure you receive the amount of workers' compensation that is your due.
Workers' compensation is a "no fault" insurance program that provides workers injured on-the-job benefits for medical treatment, wage replacement, permanent disability compensation, and other types of benefits. An employee who applies for benefits from workers' compensation insurance cannot then file a civil suit against his or her employer for damages, unless the injury was a result of intentional actions.
For an injury to be covered under an employer's workers' compensation insurance, the injury must have taken place in the normal course of the employee's duties. If you were injured at work, you should have notified your employer of the injury, who should have then notified his or her insurance carrier, which will evaluate the claim and grant benefits. That is the ideal order of events, but it doesn't always work that way.
The pursuit of workers' compensation benefits does not always go smoothly. After you notify your employer, it is possible that they refuse to report the injury to their insurance carrier. In other situations, the insurance carrier may deny benefits or grant subpar benefits. When your right to adequate compensation is jeopardized by the actions of your employer or the insurance company, you must do everything you can to get the benefits you and your family deserve.
Recovery after a workplace injury in Mercer County is only possible with financial security and while workers' compensation coverage aims to grant that, many workers are left with having to fight for the benefits they deserve. The Mercer County workers' compensation attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. have a detailed knowledge of the state's workers' compensation laws and benefit application procedures and can help you obtain the financial security you and your family need to get through this difficult time. To learn more about your legal rights and options, call us for a free consultation today at (609) 240-0040.
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