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Workers' Compensation

For over forty years, GMS Law has had one of the foremost and well-respected Workers’ Compensation practices in all of Atlantic and Cape May Counties. We have represented literally tens of thousands of workers with various injuries, diseases, illnesses, and work-related medical conditions. We handle each case individually and make certain that our clients receive the maximum benefits to which they are entitled under the appropriate New Jersey Workers' Compensation statute.

WHAT IS WORKERS' COMPENSATION?

Workers' Compensation is a system created by our legislature which provides benefits to any worker who is injured or contracts an illness or disease while working.

TEMPORARY DISABILITY

These are the regular payments you receive while you are unable to work.

MEDICAL TREATMENT

This represents the medical charges that will be incurred to treat your injury or illness.

PERMANENT PARTIAL DISABILITY

This is paid after all of the medical treatment and temporary disability payments are over. Generally you can only receive permanent partial disability with the help of a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION RIGHTS

In the event of a job related accident, illness or disease, the firm of Goldenberg, Mackler, Sayegh, Mintz, Pfeffer, Bonchi & Gill wants you to be aware of what you can do to protect yourself and your family. Since 1970 Goldenberg, Mackler, Sayegh, Mintz, Pfeffer, Bonchi & Gill has been on your side. We possess over 50 years of combined experience in Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury cases, including Third Party Negligence Claims against the responsible person or entity that caused the workplace injury. Both Kenneth D. Mackler and Lawrence A. Mintz are Certified Workers’ Compensation Law Attorneys. To achieve a certification it is necessary to satisfy a certification examination, as well as receive the approval and recommendation of peers and the judiciary to be deemed qualified as a specialist in the field of Workers’ Compensation Law. We only represent workers, never the insurance companies – which means we always have your best interest at heart. Our staff is comprised of lawyers with proven expertise in Workers’ Compensation cases – they have instructed other lawyers as to the most current legal proceedings with regard to Workers’ Compensation. In addition, we have four offices conveniently located throughout Atlantic and Cape May Counties.

KNOWING THE FACTS ABOUT WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

The following is a helpful listing of facts related to Workers’ Compensation benefits. Keep this brochure handy as a reference guide. We are always available to answer additional questions.

FACT: ELIGIBILITY

You are eligible for Workers’ Compensation from the moment you are hired. Regardless of the size of the employer or the length of time you have been employed, every worker in the State of New Jersey is entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits.

FACT: INJURIES COVERED

If you are hurt at work or contract an illness as a result of your job, you should report the injury to your supervisor, no matter how minor the injury may appear. It is important to tell your doctor that your injury happened at work. Even if your work injury represents an aggravation of a previous medical condition, you may still be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits.

FACT: FAULT

You can collect benefits even if the injury was your own fault. Workers’ Compensation benefits are payable without regard to fault, even if your medical condition was caused or worsened by your job. If someone else was at fault for your injury, you may also have the right to file a lawsuit for additional payments.

FACT: WAGES

For temporary disability, you will receive 70% of your customary wage up to a maximum rate. Public employees may be entitled to full wages for a period of up to one year. Union employees may have additional wage benefits depending upon the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

FACT: MEDICAL PAYMENTS

Covered medical expenses include doctor’s bills, hospital bills, diagnostic testing, medication, braces, physical therapy and other expenses so long as they are authorized by the employer or its Workers’ Compensation insurance company.

FACT: LAWYER FEES

In most cases, a majority of the lawyer’s fee is paid by your employer.

FACT: TIME LIMIT

If you are injured and/or sick because of a work-related incident, there is a time-limit on how long you can wait to file a claim in Workers’ Compensation court. This “statute of limitations” says that a claim must be filed within two years from the date of the accident, last date of authorized medical treatment, or last date of compensation paid to you, whichever date is later. If you are filing an Occupation Exposure Claim, you must notify your employer within 90 days of when you became aware of your injury/injuries.
 



OUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION TEAM

 

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