INJURED AT WORK? WE CAN HELP
Arons & Arons, LLC proudly recovers hundreds of thousand dollars in benefits for injured workers across New Jersey
We know how difficult it can if you are suffering from a work-related injury or condition. Medical treatment is expensive and time lost from work can place a serious financial burden on you and your family. Fortunately, NJ’s Workers Compensation Law is specifically designed to protect you. If you are injured at work, your employer is obligated to provide you with the following important benefits;
Free Medical Treatment
Temporary Disability Benefits
Permanent Disability Benefits
All too often these benefits are not properly provided leaving injured employees in dire need of care or financial assistance. Arons & Arons, LLC. represents injured workers across the State and we move quick to make sure you are getting the benefits you are entitled to. We have experience before Workers Compensation Courts throughout the State and have proudly secured benefits for hundreds of workers to get them back on their feet. Even if you are satisfied with the benefits you are presently receiving, Arons & Arons, LLC. will monitor your situation to ensure that you are getting everything you are entitled to under the law including an award for your permanent injury.
Contact us now to discuss your case. We look forward to helping you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I WAS HURT ON THE JOB. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
CALL US. The sooner we can start helping you, the better. Many times injured workers, wait too long before assessing whether they are receiving sufficient care. By contacting us, you will be directed to an attorney who will assess your situation and we will quickly get to work. There is no consultation fee and all communications are confidential.
I WAS HURT ON THE JOB, BUT IT WAS MY FAULT. CAN I STILL GET BENEFITS?
Yes. It doesn’t matter if it was your fault. Aside from some obvious exceptions, you are entitled to benefits as long as you 1) were injured, 2) the injury occurred during the course of your employment. We see many types of work-related injuries, but here are a few common types that frequently occur at the work-place.
Injuries to the back or neck while lifting heavy items.
Tripping or falling down at work.
Injuries while operating machinery or using tools.
Auto accidents that occur while driving during the course of employment.
Falls from ladders or scaffolding.
Injuries that occur to law enforcement or correctional officer in the line of duty;
Injuries to nursing home or elder care employees while assisting patients.
Occupational injuries that occur over time such as allergies, chronic orthopedic issues, respiratory issues, or diseases;
Psychological issues that arise during the course of employment such as depression or PTSD
I’M NO LONGER WORKING AT THE JOB I WAS HURT AT. CAN I STILL GET WORKERS COMP BENEFITS?
Yes. As long as your injury occurred during the course of employment, it does not matter if you are no longer working at the same place of employment.
SO EVEN IF I WAS HURT MANY YEARS AGO, I CAN STILL GET BENEFITS TODAY?
Not necessarily. There is a two-year time limitation in place to secure benefits. This means if you were hurt on the job, you may be barred from receiving benefits if it has been over two years since the injury occurred. That is why it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
WHAT MEDICAL BENEFITS ARE PROVIDED THROUGHT WORKERS COMPENSATION?
Your employer must provide you with medical treatment for injuries that occurred during the course of employment. The treatment authorized by the employer/carrier is paid for entirely by the carrier. There are no co-pays or deductibles. They are responsible for 100% of the coverage. But only authorized treatment is paid for, you can’t go to any doctor and expect to send bills later. That is why it is important to contact us right away to make sure that you are not going for treatment that isn’t authorized and your responsibility to pay. Other than emergency treatment, a carrier will not have to pay for any treatment that is not first authorized by them.
WHAT ARE TEMPORARY DISABILITY BENEFIT?
You may be entitled to temporary disability payment benefits if you are out from work due to your work-related injury. You should not have to use your vacation or sick days if you have been injured. However, these benefits are usually only paid when an authorized doctor determines that you should be temporarily placed out of work. These payments are tax-free and usually paid at 70% of your weekly wage. Arons & Arons, LLC. fights for injured workers to recover temporary disability benefits.
WHAT ARE PERMANENT DISABILITY BENEFITS?
If your work-related injury has left you with a physical limitation that is permanent in nature, you are entitled to benefits. Even if you have returned to work, you are still eligible to receive permanent disability benefits. Arons & Arons, LLC. has the experience to assess the value of your case and negotiate a settlement. If we cannot settle, we are well equipped to have a trial before the Workers Compensation Court, however the vast majority of these cases are settled without trial.
HOW MUCH DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR AN ATTORNEY?
We only receive attorney’s fees if we recover benefits for you. These fees are determined by the Court. Workers Compensation attorneys generally 20% of the permanency award as an attorney fee but you are only responsible for 40% of the fee. The insurance company covers the remaining 60% of the legal fee associated with your claim. There may be other deductions from your settlement proceeds such as medical examination costs. If for some reason you do not recover any benefits, you will not be charged by our office regardless of the work we provided.
I’M NERVOUS ABOUT BRINGING A LAWSUIT AGAINST MY EMPLOYER. AM I GOING TO GET FIRED?
It is illegal for your employer to discriminate or retaliate against you for filing a claim or having a disability. Although we can’t promise every employer follows the law, most employers do not retaliate if you bring a claim. If your employer does retaliate we will investigate and report the situation to the appropriate authorities if necessary. But generally, a workers compensation is a claim we file against your employer’s workers compensation insurance carrier. In the majority of cases, all discussions and negotiations are between your attorney and the attorney for the carrier. Very rarely will be your employer be directly involved in the proceedings.
MY EMPLOYER IS REFUSING TO PROVIDE ME WITH THE BENEFITS I NEED. WHAT CAN I DO?
Contact us immediately. Whether your requests have been completely denied, or you have been prematurely cut off from treatment, we can help. If we can’t resolve the issue by initial communications with the carrier, we will quickly get before a Workers Compensation Judge who can enter an order to compel the carrier to provide the treatment. This is a common practice in Workers Compensation Court done by the filing of a Motion for Medical and Temporary Disability Benefits pursuant to N.J.A.C. 12:235-3.2. Arons & Arons, LLC. has experience filing and successfully litigating motions for med/temp.