If you have been injured while on the job, or while traveling to or from work, you may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Even if you caused your injury through your own negligence while operating any type of motor vehicle (bike, car, bus, train, truck), falling, or while using equipment or machinery in an unsafe manner, you may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits and/or monetary compensation.
Pursuant to the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act, an employee must provide notice to his or her employer within 90 days from the date they experience an injury while on the job. The types of Workers’ Compensation benefits available include:
- Medical benefits
- Temporary disability benefits (set as a percentage of your average weekly wage permanency awards based on the classifications of your injuries)
- “second injury fund” (benefits for those who are totally disabled, and/or death benefits payable to a victim’s spouse or dependent children, including attorney fees)
We can explain your rights and identify what benefits you may be entitled to receive if you have suffered a qualifying workplace injury.
Workers’ Compensation: Construction Site Accidents
All parties involved in a construction site have a responsibility to make their construction site as safe as possible. Many accidents can be prevented by maintaining strict safety standards, including adequate warnings of the hazards present, coordinating job safety, and ensuring compliance with all applicable state and federal safety laws. Unfortunately, many times these practices are not followed.
If you have been injured at work, regardless of who or what caused your injuries, call an experienced New Jersey Workers’ Compensation attorney at the DeFilippo Law Firm, P.C. to discuss your claim.