Work injuries may affect you for the rest of your life. If you have been injured at work you are entitled to certain benefits. Your employer must provide you with medical treatment at no cost to you. If you are not able to work because of your injury, your employer must pay you temporary disability benefits. You may also be entitled to collect a cash award to compensate you for your injuries.
In many instances, however, an employer does not know the law or chooses to ignore the law. Some employers will even tell you that you are not entitled to make a claim. However, if you are hurt while working, even if the accident is your own fault, you can make a claim. You need a workers' compensation attorney who will fight for you and who will make sure that your employer follows the law. An employer has their insurance company and its lawyers working for them. If you have been injured, it is important that you contact an attorney, who will immediately start working for you.
There are also deadlines, within which you must file a claim. If you fail to file a claim within these deadlines, you may lose your right to collect money, even if you have suffered serious injuries. It is extremely important that you know your rights. There is never a fee to talk to us about your case. If we file a claim for you and you receive money, our fee, usually a small percentage of the amount you receive, will be determined by the workers' compensation court. If we do not get money for you, we do not recover a fee. At Druckman & Hernandez, our lawyers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our goal is to help you obtain all of the benefits and money that you are entitled to. Call 908-353-5850 to speak with an attorney now.