What Qualifies Me for Workers Comp?

When you get up in the morning and get ready for work, the last thing on your mind is that you will be involved in a life-changing accident. Unfortunately, that is the case for thousands of New Jersey residents. When an accident happens at work, workers’ comp can cover the injury and associated costs.

You may assume that your employer will do the right thing and ensure you are taken care of but that is not always the case. Many employers will try to deny your claim or say you were the at-fault party if they do not have to pay. Do not let this happen to you and instead contact a workers comp attorney from the Law Offices of James C. DeZao, P.A.

How Workplace Accidents Happen

You may be wondering how an accident can even happen, especially if you work in an office space. When you think of a workplace accident your mind may immediately go to a construction site. But the reality is that a workplace accident can happen anywhere. Yes, this includes an office. An accident can occur when there was a lapse in training or negligence on the behalf of the employer. The role of your New Jersey workers comp attorney will be to prove those facts and ensure you are compensated for your injuries.

Workers Comp and Workplace Injuries

In most circumstances, you can file a workers’ compensation claim through the employer and everything will be resolved. However, there are certain cases where a third party can be held liable and can have a claim filed against them instead. This can include parties such as equipment manufacturers or a subcontractor who acted negligently. This can all sound very confusing and can be difficult to comprehend when you are in the midst of it. But we are here to help.

Types of Workplace Injuries

There are many different types of workplace injuries that can be a result of a workplace accident. Some of the most common our New Jersey workers comp attorneys have seen include:

  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Amputations
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Back injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Electrocution
  • Toxic fumes and chemical injuries

This is not an exhaustive list, and there are many injuries you may sustain during a workplace accident. It is essential to seek medical attention immediately following an accident. This will not only help you to get the treatment you need, but it will also help your attorney directly connect the accident to the injury and work to seek compensation on your behalf.

Contact The Law Offices of James C. DeZao, P.A. to Get Workers Comp

While many workplace accidents result in minor injuries and recovery can occur quickly, not all do. Some injuries can be so severe that they can render you disabled and unable to work. In the worst of circumstances, an accident can result in a fatality, leaving a family heartbroken and with nowhere to turn.

Whether you or your loved one were involved in a workplace accident, you will need the guidance of an experienced worker compensation attorney. Call the Law Offices of James C. DeZao, P.A., at (866) 802-2698 to schedule a consultation today.