Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in New Jersey and New York
If you are injured at work, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits from your employer. These benefits can help you pay for medical expenses, lost wages and other bills while recovering from your injuries. Understanding how to file for workers’ compensation benefits and what to do if you are initially denied benefits is important for all potential applicants.
At the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, P.C., our attorneys can guide you through the process of workers’ compensation and will help you prepare any required documentation and paperwork.
Located in Freehold and serving the states of New Jersey and New York, our firm has helped many injured workers get approved for workers’ compensation benefits. We work with medical experts to understand our clients’ injuries and conditions and can help clients present those injuries in an effective manner. If you have been denied benefits, we can represent you in the appeals process and will work to get you the benefits that you deserve for your injuries.
The sooner you contact us, the more that we do to help you. Call 888-ELLIS-LAW to get started with your workers’ compensation claim.
Your Next Steps After an Injury
After suffering a workplace injury, there are several important steps that should be taken to protect your rights and improve your chance of obtaining workers’ compensation benefits. In addition to speaking with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney, these steps include:
- Consult a primary care physician and schedule a physical examination as soon as possible
- If your injuries require a medical specialist, obtain a referral from your physician
- Photograph the injuries
- Document any treatment, including prescribed medications, that were used to treat the injuries
- Request physical copies of tests, including x-rays and blood tests
- Contact your workplace’s human resources about starting benefits
- Save copies of all communication between you and your employer
As with any legal issue, being well prepared and having documentation for every step of the process can help tremendously in the successful resolution of your case. Our firm can help you gather and preserve this documentation for your workers’ compensation claim.
Just because you’ve been injured on the job doesn’t mean the bills stop coming in—even though you may be unable to work because of your injury. Florida law mandates that workers’ compensation benefits must be provided in a prompt manner rather than being delayed through court proceedings. This system for handling workers’ compensation claims was devised to help ensure people received compensation quickly and without complication. However, injured New Jersey and New York workers don’t always get their benefits quickly or without a fight.
A workers’ compensation lawyer at the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, P.C., is here to help injured workers and their families. When your employer or its insurance carrier doesn’t cooperate, call the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, P.C., to talk with one of our lawyers and get your questions answered.
Workers’ Comp 101
If you sustain an injury while at work, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Disabilities acquired over time and diseases are also covered. For example, if you develop a pinched nerve or chronic pain during the course of several years of work because of repetitive movement required by your tasks, you may be able to collect compensation for treatment. Applicable benefits cover a wide range of both short- and long-term disabilities acquired on the job, including carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle strain, or back injury.
Workers’ compensation benefits come in three forms: lost wages, medical fees, and vocational rehabilitation or retraining. Generally, you will receive compensation for lost wages equal to roughly two-thirds of your gross wages, averaged from a period just before your injury or illness. Customary and reasonable medical fees are also covered.
Even if a New York or New Jersey workers’ compensation case does not involve a lawsuit, you may still need reliable advice regarding your rights, particularly if a dispute arises regarding your claim or the money you are due. At the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, P.C., it’s our goal to use our experience in employment law and workers’ compensation cases to help you get the maximum benefits you truly deserve.
Contact the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, P.C., After a Workplace Injury
If you have been injured on the job and you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, contact us at the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, P.C. We can help you file your claim, and if you are denied benefits, we can assist you in the appeals process. Contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by e-mail or by calling 888-ELLIS-LAW. We speak Spanish, Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian.