New Jersey Workers Comp FAQ
If you’ve been injured on the job, you can talk with a New Jersey workers compensation attorney to better understand what your options may be. Rispoli & Borneo has over 20 years of legal experience in getting successful results for clients in Union, Essex and Middlesex counties, NJ.
Although you can technically file a workers comp claim on your own, it may be advisable to find out what a workers compensation attorney in New Jersey has to say. This might be especially important if your claim is anything less than straightforward.
Rispoli & Borneo offers free consultations to anyone who may not understand the process of filing for workers compensation. Please call us now to have your questions and concerns answered.
Although the process of filing workers comp is intended to be as easy as possible, many people run into complications and setbacks. Most likely, if you’ve been injured on the job, you want to get your workers compensation quickly and with very little effort. This is where it may be highly beneficial to have a New Jersey workers compensation attorney on your side. To help you understand these types of claims and the process, consider some of the most common questions and their general answers.
Do I need to report my accident?
Yes, if you intend to submit a workers comp claim. Whether you’ve been injured on the job or you developed an illness as the result of working, it must be reported to your employer within a certain time period. The sooner, the better. By missing this step you risk being denied for workers comp.
What if my employer doesn’t have insurance?
In general, most businesses are required to have workers compensation insurance. Some states have exceptions for smaller businesses. If businesses do not adhere to applicable laws, companies could be subjected to penalties in addition to paying for workers comp claims out-of-pocket.
Am I guaranteed to get workers comp?
Not necessarily. There are certain employees who are not eligible for workers comp claims. If your injury or illness did not happen at work, or if you cannot provide adequate proof of your injury, you may be denied. To find out whether or not you are eligible, please call a New Jersey workers compensation attorney today.
What might a workers comp claim cover?
Every state’s laws detailing what you may be able to collect will vary. In general, workers comp payments are modest and may cover:
- Past, current, and prospective medical care from the injury or illness
- Replacement income
- Costs for retraining
- Therapy/ rehabilitation
- Permanent injuries
- Benefits to survivors of workers who are killed on the job
I cannot afford a lawyer, should I still call Rispoli & Borneo?
You risk nothing when you call a New Jersey workers compensation attorney, such as Rispoli & Borneo. We may discuss your claim and let you know what your options are. These claims are often based on contingency which means you don’t pay anything unless we collect your compensation for you.
To schedule a free consultation with a New Jersey workers compensation attorney from Rispoli & Borneo, please call 908-768-3884.