Every year, thousands of employee’s find themselves injured on the jobsite. The most recent statistics from the New Jersey Department of Labor show that there were 129,867 on the job accidents reported in 2013. When employees suffer injury during the course of their employment, worker’s compensation provides them with the ability to collect benefits to compensate their disability. New Jersey law requires that all New Jersey employers not covered by Federal Programs, must have worker’s compensation coverage or be approved for their own self-insurance coverage. An employee or his/her dependents are, in certain circumstances, eligible to receive benefits regarding necessary and reasonable medical treatment, temporary, and permanent disability.
While it may seem that recovery of benefits for on-the job injuries is a simple task, often times the process reveals that things are not as easy as they appear. The benefits could be denied or not amount to what you need to financially compensate you during a difficult time. The stress and difficulty of dealing with an injury can become twice as difficult when you are unable to be compensated.
In order to ensure that your rights are protected, you need an attorney who can guide you through the process. Attorney Matthew R. Tavares comes from a blue collar, law enforcement family and understands the needs of those who have been injured in the course of their employment. If you’ve been injured on the job or in the course of your employment, contact Shanahan & Voigt, LLC to schedule an appointment to talk about your case. Cases are taken on a case-by-case basis.