Car Accidents And Workers’ Comp

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Rispoli & Borneo P.C.

Car Accidents And Workers’ Comp

A fatal crash occurred on the Newark-Jersey City Turnpike over the weekend, resulting in one fatality and severe injuries to multiple individuals, as reported by the Kearny Police Department. On Saturday, March 16, 2024, around 7 a.m., authorities received reports of a multi-vehicle collision on Rt. 508 involving trapped occupants and potential serious injuries. Initial responders, including Officer Richard Pawlowski from the Traffic Bureau, arrived to find a five-vehicle accident, including a rollover. Unfortunately, one male passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, while several others sustained significant injuries. The Kearny Police Department’s Traffic Unit, in collaboration with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office’s Regional Fatal Collision Unit, is conducting an ongoing investigation into the incident. As of now, no motor vehicle summonses have been issued.

Filing A Workers’ Compensation Claim In New Jersey After A Car Accident At Work

If you’ve been injured in a car accident while on the job in New Jersey, our New Jersey work related injury attorney knows that you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to help cover your medical expenses and lost wages. Here’s what you need to know about filing a claim and seeking the compensation you deserve.

Understanding Workers’ Compensation Coverage

In New Jersey, workers’ compensation provides benefits to employees who suffer injuries or illnesses arising out of and in the course of their employment. This includes injuries sustained in car accidents while performing work-related duties, such as driving for work purposes or running errands for your employer. The first step in filing a workers’ compensation claim is to report the accident to your employer as soon as possible. Notify your supervisor or human resources department about the details of the accident, including when and where it occurred, and any injuries you sustained.

Seeking Medical Treatment

It’s crucial to seek prompt medical attention for your injuries following the accident. Your employer may require you to see a designated healthcare provider for an evaluation and treatment. Be sure to follow all recommended medical advice and attend any follow-up appointments to document your injuries and treatment.

Filing A Claim

To officially file a workers’ compensation claim, you’ll need to complete a claim form provided by your employer or their workers’ compensation insurance carrier. This form will require detailed information about the accident, your injuries, and any medical treatment you’ve received. We’ll work tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected and that you receive the full benefits you’re entitled to under the law. From gathering evidence to negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf, we’ll handle all aspects of your claim so you can focus on your recovery.

Appealing A Denial

If your workers’ compensation claim is denied after your car accident, don’t lose hope. You have the right to appeal the decision and present additional evidence to support your claim. Our dedicated attorneys will advocate for your rights throughout the appeals process and fight to overturn the denial so you can receive the benefits you deserve.

Working With A Lawyer After Your Workplace Injury

If you’ve been injured in a car accident while working in New Jersey, don’t wait to seek legal assistance. Contact Rispoli & Borneo P.C. today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys. We’ll review your case, explain your rights, and help you pursue the compensation you need to move forward with your life. For help with a workers’ compensation claim after a car accident, call our office today.