Experienced Workers’ Comp Lawyers Serving Hudson County and Union City, NJ
An unexpected workplace accident can leave you injured, upset, and financially frustrated.
You go to work every day to make a living, not to clock out in worse shape than when you clocked in. You depend on your job, and you work hard at it. An injury can keep you from fulfilling your goals and earning the money that you need.
Your employer has a responsibility to maintain a safe workplace. That means making the necessary investments in safety equipment, maintenance, repairs, training, communication, and responsible employees, among other things. But, more often than you might realize, safety falls through the cracks – even at major corporations with sterling reputations.
If you suffer an injury in the course of your job duties, you may be entitled to a financial recovery through the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation system, administered by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
But filing those claims is never easy, and they are often very slow to progress. At the end of the day, you may end up recovering far less than you need, expect, and deserve. Adding insult to injury, the company you work for (and its insurance company) might work against you, trying to minimize the number and/or value of claims filed against them.
Having an aggressive legal advocate on your side can often make a decisive difference in the outcome of your claim. As experienced Workers’ Comp attorneys in Union City, we’ve spent decades fighting for the rights of injured workers in New Jersey.
Through exhaustive research and investigation, and through our thorough command of these complicated laws, we are often able to add significant value to our clients’ claims. In some cases, we are even able to obtain financial compensation in addition to – or outside of – the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation system. And at every step along the way, we can make sure that red tape errors don’t get you in trouble or slow you down unduly.
If you would like help with a Union City or Hudson County Workers’ Compensation claim, please call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. right away.
Job-Related Accidents Happen in All Kinds of Workplaces
People tend to think of Worker’s Comp in terms of factories and labor-intensive workplaces. The truth, though, is that all kinds of accidents happen in all kinds of career fields. Even famous actors, musicians, and business executives recover Workers’ Comp damages when their injuries qualify.
Any of the following might entitle you to compensation:
- Construction accidents
- Auto accidents while driving for your job
- Repetitive motion injuries in an office workplace
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Injuries caused by inadequate seating or postural support
- Coffee spills
- Chemical spills
- Toxic exposure
- Severe burns
- Falling equipment
- Assault or battery in relation to your job
- Falling from ladders, roofs, or other high places
- Trench collapse
- Impaired vision, hearing, or other senses
- Amputation or crushing injuries
- Elevator or escalator injuries
- Injuries caused by inadequate security or maintenance
Whatever the case may be, we want to help.
When Can I Sue Outside of the Workers’ Compensation System in NJ?
As a general rule, employees injured on the job are limited to a recovery within the confines of the state Workers’ Comp system. But there are exceptions. For example:
- If your employer is not a qualifying employer under the Workers’ Compensation statutes
- If one or more third parties caused or contributed to your injury
- If you are entitled to indemnification under one of your own insurance policies
- If your employer acted deliberately or with extreme recklessness or negligence
- If other, very limited exceptions apply
We urge you to talk with our experienced Workers’ Comp lawyers about the precise details of your accident or injury. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., we work hard to identify every possible avenue of compensation for our clients.
Free Consultation for Union City and Hudson County Workers’ Compensation
Don’t make the mistake of handling a New Jersey Workers’ Comp claim entirely on your own. Those who do often get less than they deserve, either as a result of making costly mistakes while pursuing the claim, or by simply overlooking available sources of compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation.