Bergen and Hudson County Workers Comp Lawyer

Skilled workers compensation attorneys protecting the rights of our clients

If you have been accidentally injured or become ill due to exposure to a toxic substance at work, it is important to consult with experienced Bergen County workers comp attorneys. Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC is highly experienced in handling workers compensation claims and dependency claims. Our injury attorneys in Bergen County can examine your situation and advise you as to your best course of action. In addition to claims with the New Jersey Department of Workers Compensation, we can examine other avenues for you to recover for your injuries.

Steps to take with your workers comp attorney

Your first step after receiving immediate medical care for a workplace injury should be to report the incident to someone in authority, then speak with experienced Bergen and Hudson County workers comp attorneys. If you need medical attention, you should request it from your employer. New Jersey workers compensation law allows the employer or its insurance carrier to select the healthcare provider.

Filing a claim

Your employer is supposed to report the incident to its workers compensation insurer, but if it does not, you can file the claim directly with the insurance provider. The insurance carrier for your employer will examine your claim and determine if you are entitled to benefits. If you disagree with the decision, you can file a claim directly with the state Division of Workers' Compensation. You have two years from the date you are injured in which to file a claim with the Division. A workers compensation lawyer in Bergen County can help assure that you meet all deadlines and file all claim papers properly.

Obtaining benefits

If your claim for benefits is approved, you can be compensated for any necessary and reasonable medical treatment, temporary benefits for wages lost during the disability, and if applicable, benefits for permanent disability. The amount of benefits you are entitled to receive depends on the length and severity of your injury and are subject to minimums and maximums. If you cannot work for seven days or more, the base rate you are entitled to is 70 percent of your normal wage.

Protection

Your employer cannot fire you in direct retaliation for filing a workers compensation claim or personal injury lawsuit, but you can be fired for other reasons. A good workers compensation attorney can advise you of your rights in this case.

Our Bergen County workers comp lawyers will represent you well

Providing effective, experienced legal help to clients throughout northern New Jersey, the law firm of Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC offers professional legal guidance and litigation services for workers compensation claims. You can reach our Bergen County worker compensation lawyers at 800-655-3695 or contact us online.