Newark Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
An injury that happens on the job can be traumatic in many ways. You may struggle with physical pain and limitations. You will need to attend to your health care needs. You will have to face time away from work to recover. And you will have to deal with the challenge of managing a sometimes-frustrating Workers’ Compensation claims process, knowing that if you make a mistake, your benefits may be in jeopardy.
It is important that you channel all of your energy into getting well, rather than dealing with the stress and complications that a Workers’ Compensation claim can bring. We can help by ensuring that you do everything right the first time so that you can receive the maximum benefits to which you are entitled. You will need to notify your employer of your condition and treatment, adhere to deadlines, provide proper documentation from experts, file the proper paperwork, and possibly much more.
After a work injury, you should receive the complete range of medical and other benefits, including:
- Initial medical evaluation
- All necessary medical care and treatment
- Rehabilitation and occupational therapy when needed
- Hospitalization costs
- Any reasonable medical-related expenses
- Compensation for a portion of your lost wages
- Retraining if your injury prevents returning to your job
Depending on your injury and your needs during recovery, there are different levels of benefits. These include:
Temporary Total Disability – This benefit kicks in when you are disabled for longer than seven days. You would receive 66⅔ percent of your average weekly wage.
Permanent Partial Disability – If an injured worker is able to return to work, but at a limited capacity or for a lower rate, Workers’ Compensation will pay ⅔ the difference between the pre-injury wage and the post-injury wage.
Permanent Total Disability – Any injury that is permanent and which prevents you from returning to gainful employment should entitle you to permanent total benefits.
Death Benefits – When a worker dies as a result of a work-related injury, their surviving dependents may be eligible for benefits through Workers’ Compensation.
There can be a wide range of workplace injuries that can occur in any workplace setting, such as:
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Slipping and tripping
- Overexertion injuries
- Caught-in or caught-between injuries
- Struck-by injuries
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Workplace violence
- Occupational illness
If you are injured on the job because of the negligence of someone other than your employer, you may have a valid third-party injury claim. For example, if you are driving a car as part of your work duties, and you are struck by a drunk driver, you can file a third-party personal injury claim against the drunk driver. Or, if you are injured while working for a subcontractor on a construction site, the general contractor may be responsible for compensating you for your injuries. In a third-party claim, you may receive compensation that is not covered under a Workers’ Compensation claim, such as for pain and suffering.
Newark Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC Assist Injured Workers in Delaware
At McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC, we understand how difficult it can be to deal with all the “red tape” after an injury. We will work tirelessly to ensure that you get the medical treatment you need and the benefits you deserve. Please call your Newark Workers’ Compensation lawyer today at 302-888-1221 or contact us online for a free consultation. We serve clients in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.