What To Do If Injured At Work
New Jersey Attorneys Helping People Who Have Been Injured At Work
When you have been hurt in a work accident, you may feel abandoned by your employer and cornered by a system that doesn’t care about your pain and suffering. At Costello & Mains, LLC, in Mount Laurel, NJ, our lawyers have extensive experience with complex personal injury and workplace lawsuits. We can help protect your employment rights and your right to compensation for your injuries. If you have been injured at work, contact us online or call 856-291-0642 (local) or 800-421-0212 (toll free) today.
I Was Injured On The Job. What Should I Do?
After suffering a workplace injury, you need to inform your employer. You should not assume that your injury has been reported by others or that it was obvious to your boss. You do not need to submit a form in writing, though documenting the injury is a good idea. You should also seek medical treatment as soon as possible. New Jersey workers’ compensation law gives your employer or your employer’s insurance carrier the power to determine which doctors you can see for your injuries. You should see one of the approved doctors and get treated for your injuries. Do not ignore the situation or downplay your injuries. Your employer will not reward you for being tough and it could put you in a difficult position going forward.
Presenting Your Workplace Injury
The insurance company that provides your company’s workers’ compensation coverage determines whether you are entitled to receive benefits. To present your case for compensation, it is important to clearly explain the accident and the injury you have suffered. If you were hurt in a truck or car accident while on the job, you need to describe what you were doing and how the accident occurred. Whatever type of injury you suffered, from broken bones to burns, hand injury, eye injury or back injury, you must be able to document the harm done to you. As experienced workplace injury trial lawyers, we know how to gather and present the information you need to support your claim.
However your injury occurred, it is best to speak to a knowledgeable lawyer and know your rights. Contact us online or call 856-291-0642 or 800-421-0212 to get the answers you need after suffering an injury on the job.