Employees’ Rights Pertaining to Workplace Injuries in New Jersey
Workplace injuries in New Jersey can impact construction, roofing, chemical plant, or factory workers. What causes these injuries to occur will vary from one circumstance to the next. What is important to know is that sometimes these accidents could have been avoided if proper safety precautions were put into place. Sometimes, even when precautions are in place, workers get injured on a job site. However, it is still essential for employees to consult an attorney that can advise if their injuries may have been caused due to the negligence of another worker or manager. Sometimes, injured workers may be entitled to additional compensation (depending on what the circumstances were).
Negligence in Contractors’ Forgoing Safety Precautions Contributes to Workplace Injuries
Many times, contractors will subcontract out a job and because they are trying to cut dollars, they fail to abide by basic safety precautions such as fall protection. Other times they may fail to provide the right equipment because of budget restraints. We find that this happens frequently in the roofing, construction, and home improvement industry.
Not Sure If There Was a Negligent Party That May Have Contributed to Your Accident at Work?
At Clark Law Firm, P.C., we have years of experience handling workplace injury cases in New Jersey and have obtained favorable settlements for injured workers. We can assess your case and determine if your injuries may have been caused by a negligent party or a negligent 3rd party.
While there is never a guarantee of a settlement, it is important to pick a lawyer who has had experience handling cases like yours. One way to pick the right attorney is to ask them questions about previous experience and cases they have handled.
What Employees Need to Know About Their Rights Pertaining to Workplace Injuries in New Jersey
New Jersey requires most employers to have workers’ compensation insurance. If an employee was injured on the job, they may be entitled to workers’ comp benefits. If you were injured at work while you were on the clock, you may be able to file a claim for your injuries, but it is always best to consult a lawyer for legal guidance.
Report Your Workplace Injury ASAP
If you are injured on the job, it is your responsibility to notify your employer and file an incident report. Then, your employer’s responsibility is to report your injury to their workers’ compensation insurance provider. Also, check with your New Jersey state regulations or a local injury attorney on the statute of limitations to file a claim in NJ.
If You Need Immediate Medical Attention, Go to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care
If your injuries require immediate attention, do not hesitate to go to the emergency room or the nearest urgent care. If you need a medical provider for ongoing care, keep in mind that your New Jersey employer may have recommended healthcare providers that you may be required to pick from.
Your Rights as an Injured Employee in New Jersey
You have the right to receive medical treatment for your injuries in NJ. If you are unable to work because of your injuries or must take time off from work; you may be eligible for temporary disability benefits.
If you run out of your temporary disability benefits, then you may be entitled to permanent disability benefits.
You also have the right to report your injury and claim without being retaliated against in the workplace.
Your Responsibilities as an Injured Worker in New Jersey
You should report your injury as soon as possible and provide any requested documents to the insurance company as requested in a timely manner. You should also make sure you complete and show up for your medical treatments as prescribed by your doctor.
Were You Injured While on the Job in New Jersey?
If you were injured on the job, contact Clark Law Firm P.C. today to speak to a workplace injury lawyer who can guide you on how to get justice for being injured on the job. Call 1-877-841-8855 or chat with us online about your injuries.