A work injury can arise from a wide range of scenarios. Even if you are not in a job that requires manual labor, you could end up needing to pursue compensation for an injury sustained at work.
The circumstances surrounding injury claims can be challenging to prove, especially because many injured workers attempt to “work through the pain” and only seek help when the problem has either gotten worse or they know they can no longer perform a job to the best of their ability. An injury can be anywhere on the body for a claim to be filed.
To best protect yourself from the cost, pain and inconvenience of a workplace accident, work with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as you have been injured. At Rosenberg, Kirby, Cahill, Stankowitz & Richardson, we represent clients in Toms River (Ocean County) and throughout New Jersey in cases of:
- Workplace accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Shoulder, hip, knee and joint injuries
- Carpal tunnel
- Occupational diseases and exposure to toxic elements
- Respiratory issues
- Construction accidents
- Falls from scaffolding or ladders
- Heavy equipment injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
- Back, neck and spinal cord injuries
- Injuries from lifting
- Aggravation of a pre-existing condition
- Fatal workplace injuries and wrongful death claims
- Appeals of denied claims
Can I Be Fired For Filing A Workers’ Compensation Claim?
In New Jersey, it is illegal to retaliate against an injured worker who files a workers’ compensation claim. The worker is legally protected from discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination.
Still, because New Jersey is also an at-will employment state, an employer does not need to give reason for letting you go. Your employer may cite issues of slow business or changes in its employment needs, even if the underlying cause of termination was a workplace injury claim. To file a workers’ compensation claim, you have to have been working at the time of the injury.
Whether or not you have issues of employment rights, you need to work with an attorney who understands workers’ compensation law specifically. Workers’ compensation benefits play a key role in not only helping you overcome your injury, but also providing you with financial benefits if you are unable to return to work.
Take Action Today To Get The Compensation You Need
Do not let fear of employer retaliation stop you from getting the care you need and deserve. Our team of experienced lawyers at Rosenberg, Kirby, Cahill, Stankowitz & Richardson can help.
Personal injury and workers’ compensation cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we effectively recover compensation in your case.