What You Should Know About Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers’ Compensation Benefits and the Injuries That Are Covered Whether you tripped and fell at your workplace or were struck by some type of moving machinery, you may have a case that would qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. In 2016, nearly 4,700 worker fatalities occurred in private industries, which shows just how dangerous some occupations can…

An Impairment Alone Doesn’t Guarantee Disability Benefits

An Impairment Alone Doesn’t Guarantee Disability Benefits Social Security disability benefits are only granted if you can’t work for 12 months because of a condition. Therefore, simply having a medical condition may not be enough to qualify for payments. How to Provide Proof of Impairment Roughly 35 percent of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) cases…

Top Causes of Injuries and Accidents at Construction Sites

Top Causes of Injuries and Accidents at Construction Sites In 2016, 4,693 workers died while on the job working for private employers, and of those deaths, 21.1 percent were construction workers. Excluding collisions on the highway, most construction deaths and injuries were related to four causes, including falls, getting struck by an object, electrocution, or…

Can I Handle My Workers’ Compensation Claim Without a Lawyer?

While there’s no legal requirement to be represented by a job accident lawyer in a workers’ compensation claim, self-representation is often insufficient and can have a negative impact when an attorney is eventually engaged. About the only time it’s likely your claim won’t be denied without legal representation is if your case is not complex,…

The New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Appeals Process

What You Need to Know About The New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Appeals Process If you were recently hurt on the job, you probably thought you were doing the right thing by filing a report as soon as possible, getting medical attention, and making a timely claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, this is just the…