Hackensack Workers Compensation Attorneys
Every day in the U.S., at least 13 people are killed – and many more are injured – in work accidents.1 While some occupations are riskier and more dangerous than others, work accidents can happen anywhere, at any time. When they do, they can cause serious physical, emotional and financial damage.
At Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C., our lawyers understand how devastating workplace accidents and injuries can be. We also know how essential it is to have aggressive, effective advocacy when it is time to recover and seek compensation. That is why our attorneys have dedicated decades to helping injured workers and families successfully navigate the recovery process.
Have You or a Loved One Been Hurt at Work?
Call (201) 585-9111 or Email Us for a Free, Confidential Consultation
We are ready to collaborate with you in the pursuit of compensation and justice. We provide free, no obligations consultations so you can get the answers and information you need to take the right steps towards recovery.
How Soon Do I Have to Report a Work Accident to My Employer?
Report any work accident or injury as soon as possible after the incident. According to New Jersey workers’ compensation laws,2 reports of work accidents and injuries:
- Can be submitted in writing or verbally
- Can be provided to a supervisor or any authority figure at your workplace
- Must be provided within 14 days of the accident or incident.
Do I Have to Prove Who Was At Fault for My Work Accident?
If you are pursuing a workers’ compensation claim in New Jersey, you do not have to prove fault for your accident. This is due to the fact that New Jersey is a no-fault workers’ compensation state. This essentially means that workers who suffer job-related injuries or who develop occupational illnesses can be entitled to benefits, regardless of fault.
These benefits can include:
- Medical benefits, which are paid to cover essential, reasonable medical care to treat the work injury or illness
- Temporary total benefits, which are available when a work injury or illness prevents a worker from returning to his or her job for at least seven days
- Permanent partial benefits, which are paid when a job-related injury or illness causes an irreversible physical impairment
- Permanent total benefits, which are available when work injuries or illnesses are severe enough to prevent a worker from earning a living
- Death benefits, in the event of fatal work accidents or occupational illnesses.
What If My Employer Refuses to Report My Workplace Accident? What Are My Options?
When you report a work accident or injury to your employer, your employer is legally required to notify its insurance provider (or third-party administrator). If your employer fails to make this report, you can:
- Contact the employer’s insurance provider yourself
- File a claim with the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC)3
- Contact an attorney at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C.
Of these options, the final one is the best step you can take to protect your rights and interests as you move forward. That is because our lawyers can explain your options and help you avoid any missteps that could sabotage your claim and recovery.
What Type of Recoveries Are Available for Injured Workers?
Following a workplace accident, a workers’ compensation claim may be just one of the recovery options available to the injured worker.
Depending on the details surrounding the accident, it may also be possible to pursue a personal injury claim, in addition to workers’ compensation benefits.
A personal injury claim for a work-related accident can be an option when the negligence of someone other than the employer, a co-worker or the injured worker played a role in causing (or worsening) the work injuries. The parties that can be liable in these cases can include (but may not be limited to):
- Equipment manufacturers
- Building owners
- Contractors and subcontractors
- Vendors and distributors.
We Are Ready to Help You Recover: Contact a Hackensack Workers Compensation Lawyer at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C.
After being hurt in work accident or being diagnosed with an occupational illness, contact an experienced Hackensack workers compensation lawyer at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, P.C. by calling (201) 585-9111 or emailing us.
Known for our experience and relentless devotion to our clients, our attorneys are ready to help you pursue all available legal remedies in order to maximize your financial recovery. We have the skills, knowledge and resources to:
- Level the playing field for our clients
- Out-fight and out-smart any opponent
- Provide exceptional, aggressive representation in any legal setting.
While we understand that compensation can never restore permanent losses or bring back a loved one who was involved in a fatal work accident, we also know that financial recoveries can be integral to getting treatment, healing and rebuilding lives.
Let us explain how we can make a difference in your claim and recovery.
1: According to the latest data from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
2: More information regarding New Jersey workers’ compensation laws, from the Department of Labor & Workforce Development (DLWD)
3: More information regarding filing a claim with the DWC