Sound Advice About New Jersey Workers’ Compensation and Accidents at Work
Workplace injuries can turn a whole family upside down. You have to worry about protecting your income. You might also have to worry about getting an accurate medical diagnosis and the right treatment and therapy. Meanwhile, your household routines will probably need some major adjustments, as different family members have to take on extra commitments to cover for an injured parent or spouse.
If you have been hurt at work, contact The Cintron Firm to learn about the best ways to protect your interests and expand your options for compensation. The best time to seek legal advice is as soon as possible after the accident. We can help make sure that you’re getting the medical care you need and help you avoid mistakes in presenting a workers’ compensation claim.
Workers’ compensation is intended to serve as a relatively fast way of protecting your income and covering your medical expenses if you’ve been hurt at work. You don’t need to prove that anyone was at fault in causing the injury, and you can normally collect benefits even if the accident was your own fault. To get the most out of your workers’ compensation claim, however, it helps to have a lawyer’s guidance from the very beginning of the case.
A workers’ compensation claim will not cover the full range of your losses. While your lost income and hospital bills will normally be covered until you recover from your injuries, you will not collect damages for pain and suffering or other losses that you can normally get in a personal injury case based on negligence.
At The Cintron Firm, our familiarity with both New Jersey workers’ compensation and personal injury law allows us to review the facts of your situation with a view toward your maximum overall compensation.
In many job-related accidents, especially those involving construction workers, truck drivers or delivery drivers, we may be able to find a potential defendant whose negligence helped cause your injuries. In those cases, we can sue someone unrelated to your employer for personal injury damages while you collect workers’ comp benefits.
For a free consultation about your options, contact The Cintron Firm at any of our five New Jersey locations.