Work Injuries and Recovery
Workers Compensation Attorneys — Kearny, New Jersey
Although people who work in dangerous occupations such as construction may have higher rates of injury, not every unsafe work environment is so obvious. In fact, more office workers suffer work-related injuries every year than do construction workers.
At Brady, Brady & Reilly, we handle workers compensation claims for people throughout the northeastern New Jersey counties of Hudson, Essex and Bergen. The Honorable James C. Welsh, retired head Judge of the Worker’s Compensation Court in Jersey City, New Jersey leads our worker’s compensation division. Judge Welsh is skilled in the law and knows the rights of the injured employee and the duties owed to them by their employer. We have handled workers comp claims for decades, and we know what is required to do that effectively. Today, our experience helping previous clients obtain their benefits can make a tremendous difference for you and your family.
Put our experience to work. Call or contact us for your free consultation today.
How We Can Help
Our attorneys can not only provide the legal work and representation needed to navigate the system — they can provide you with clear answers and information regarding your rights and the workers compensation benefits available to you as well. These benefits include:
- Medical coverage — Injured workers are entitled to have 100 percent of their medical expenses covered by their employer’s workers compensation insurance carrier. This includes transportation costs to and from doctor appointments, prescription coverage and more.
- Temporary disability (wage loss benefits) — If you miss more than seven days of work, wage benefits will kick in and begin to reimburse you at approximately 70 percent of your normal wage (up to statutory maximums).
- Permanent partial or permanent total disability benefits — If your injuries result in the partial or total loss of the use of a body part or the loss of a bodily function, you may obtain compensation based on the percentage of loss and the part of the body or organ affected.
- Death benefits — Surviving spouses and children are eligible to receive benefits equal to half of their loved one’s normal wage.
One thing to be aware of with workers compensation claims in New Jersey is that employers and their insurers have the right to send you to the doctor they want you to see. If you refuse to see that doctor, you may lose your right to receive benefits.
Your Decisions, Our Experience
Call (201) 997-0030
For a free consultation regarding your workers compensation claim — call our Kearny, New Jersey law offices directly or feel free to contact us online as well.
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