Workers’ Compensation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
When you are injured on the job, you may feel alone through the process. Your employer may pressure you to get back to work, and you may not know your rights under New Jersey law. The Law Office of Alan Rosenberg has helped many workers secure the compensation they are entitled to for their injuries. These are just a few of the common questions we hear from our clients:
- How do I know if I’m eligible for workers’ compensation? Whenever you are injured at your workplace or as a result of your work duties, you have a claim to workers’ compensation from your employer. Every situation is unique — if you are unsure, be sure to consult with a workers’ compensation lawyer.
- Do I have a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury claim? You may have both! Workers’ compensation just makes it so that you can’t file a personal injury suit against your employer. But if a third party is responsible for your injuries and they happen on the job, you may be eligible for both.
- What should I do after I am injured on the job? Let your supervisor know immediately. If you wait too long to let somebody know about your injuries, you may lose eligibility for benefits. Also be sure to seek reasonable and complete medical treatment for your injuries by requesting your employer to send you to a doctor. Consult with a workers’ compensation attorney to make sure that your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you need following your accident.
Every work accident is unique, and you could have a variety of other questions we haven’t answered here. Consultations are free at the Law Office of Alan Rosenberg — contact my office in Cherry Hill to get started today.
Personal Injury FAQs
Accidents that occur outside of the workplace follow a separate process to secure compensation. When you bring about a personal injury claim against a reckless or negligent party, you may have a range of questions. These are some of the common ones we hear:
- What compensation am I eligible for in a personal injury case? Some of the most common forms of compensation in personal injury cases are payment for medical treatment, lost or damaged property, lost wages, decrease in future wages, temporary or permanent disability, and pain and suffering. Talk to a personal injury attorney for more information about what you may be entitled to receive.
- Can’t I just accept my insurance company’s offer? The insurance company’s first offer is almost always a low-ball, intended to pressure you into taking money for your immediate costs following the accident. It is never reflective of what you actually deserve. If you want the full compensation to which you are entitled, you need assistance from an experienced personal injury lawyer.
- What if I can’t afford an attorney? Personal injury cases start with a free initial consultation, and are taken on a contingency fee basis — which means you only pay me if I recover compensation for your injuries. Even then, you pay a percentage of that recovery. This ensures that not only will I fight for every last penny, but that you can always afford quality personal injury representation when you need it most.
Have more questions? Reach out to my office by calling 856-254-3755 or reaching out online. I work personally with every one of my clients to ensure their questions are answered and their needs are met. Get started today!