Representing New Jersey’s Injured Workers
The attorneys of Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. provide experienced representation for injured employees in workers’ compensation claims throughout New Jersey.
If you have been injured on the job, do you know your legal rights? Under New Jersey’s no-fault workers’ compensation system, you may be entitled to benefits from your employer regardless of whether or not your employer was to blame for your injuries. These benefits include coverage for your medical expenses, a significant portion of your lost income while you are unable to work or perform your old job duties, and other forms of financial compensation.
Securing workers’ compensation benefits is supposed to be easy. As stated by the New Jersey Department of the Treasury, workers’ compensation is designed to “[e]nsure that employees injured on the job will be paid without regard to fault.” Unfortunately, employers and their insurance companies regularly dispute claims for workers’ compensation benefits, and as a result, it is critical to have experienced representation on your side. If you have been injured on the job, to avoid common mistakes and protect yourself against the insurance companies’ tactics, we encourage you to contact us right away for a free consultation.
Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Serving All of New Jersey
The attorneys of Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. have decades of experience representing injured workers. With offices in Teaneck and Union City, we serve clients throughout New Jersey. Our attorneys and staff understand what it is like to stand in your shoes, and our entire firm is dedicated to helping our clients win just compensation as quickly as possible.
While it may seem like your employer and its insurance company are working with you when you “apply” for benefits, the truth is that they are not on your side. It is in their best interests to minimize your benefits award, and this may even mean trying to get you back to work before you make a full recovery. We do not want you to give up your rights, and we certainly do not want you to risk your health. As a result, we will work closely with you and your doctor to make sure that we know the full extent of your injuries and can claim maximum compensation for your losses. If you were previously receiving benefits and your benefits have been cut off, we regularly assist clients in your situation, as well.
Were You Injured on the Job? We Can Help.
We represent private and public employees throughout New Jersey who have suffered all types of job-related injuries. Many people mistakenly believe that they can only claim workers’ compensation if they got hurt while performing their job duties. However, the truth is that, as long as your employer is subject to workers’ compensation (and most New Jersey employers are), you can claim workers’ compensation benefits for any injury suffered on the job. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Lifting injuries in warehouses, factories, and offices
- Repetitive stress injuries (such as carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Stair, elevator, and escalator injuries
- Tool, equipment, and machinery injuries
- Vehicle collisions
- All types of injuries on construction sites
We Also Pursue Third-Party Claims for Workplace Injuries
Due to the no-fault nature of New Jersey’s workers’ compensation system, the benefits available to injured employees are limited. Basically, the state has decided that all employees should have access to at least medical, partial wage-replacement, and certain other benefits regardless of fault, rather than a lesser number of employees being able to claim full compensation when they can prove that their employer was to blame.
But, while the workers’ compensation system generally prevents employees from filing lawsuits for full compensation against their employers, it does not prevent employees from filing lawsuits against third parties. As a result, if a person or company other than your employer is to blame, we can seek full compensation for your losses through a personal injury lawsuit in addition to helping you secure benefits through workers’ compensation.
Third parties that are frequently responsible for work-related injuries include:
- Contractors and subcontractors
- Manufacturers and sellers of tools, equipment, machinery, materials, and other products
- Property owners and management companies
- Trucking companies and other employers whose employees cause you harm
- Vehicle drivers
Schedule a Free New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Consultation Today
For more information about your rights after a workplace injury, contact us and request to speak with an attorney in a free and confidential consultation. Do not let delays and mistakes jeopardize your rights – call (201) 928-0300 or contact us online to get help with your claim today.