Injured at work? Workers’ compensation is available primarily to cover hospital bills and other medical expenses involved in diagnosing and treating your injury or illness. However, you may also receive compensation to cover a portion of your living expenses — usually two-thirds of your regular pay — until you can return to work. If your injury is serious enough to require physical rehabilitation or job retraining, workers’ comp may cover these expenses as well.
If a loved one has died in a workplace accident, one of the best first steps is to file a workers’ compensation claim against the employer. This claim should cover survivor’s benefits like medical bills and funeral costs, but does not provide for non-monetary damages like the loss of companionship. It’s important to note that although you cannot bring a civil lawsuit against an organization for a workplace death, you may sue third parties who may have been responsible for the accident, such as negligent independent contractors and motorists.
Speak with a knowledgeable Ocean County workers’ compensation lawyer
To learn more about workers’ compensation in New Jersey, consult an experienced attorney with Berry, Sahradnik, Kotzas & Benson, P.C. right away. Our office is located in Toms River, and we serve individuals and families across New Jersey. To set up a consultation, call us today at 732-349-4800 or contact us online.