Recover What You Deserve Through Workers' Compensation
When you are injured at your place of employment and are unable to work, workers' compensation can help you protect your livelihood. Attorney Diane Ingemi has been representing clients in workers' compensation cases since 1985. She has handled cases involving catastrophic injuries, traumatic injuries, occupational exposure and third-party actions, such as product liability. Our lawyers can help you get the recovery that you need.
In workers' comp cases, as in all legal matters, the law firm of Newman & Ingemi encourages continuous communication with our clients to keep them abreast of their legal situation. For a free consultation to discuss your workers' compensation case, contact our firm today at 856-985-2440 or 856-985-7553.
Workers' Compensation in New Jersey
There are two categories of injuries when a worker files for a Workers' Compensation:
- A traumatic accident arising out of and in the course of employment
- An occupational disease (an injury arising from the physical or emotional consequence of work exposure, caused by work related activities or events arising out of and in the course of his employment)
When prospective clients call our law firm about workers' compensation, we first advise them not to settle until their treatment is over. During the initial consultation, we obtain information about the condition, how it occurred and discuss next steps.
We will monitor medical treatment to ensure that proper care is being given, and if an employer denies coverage, we will file paperwork to get our clients back to work and get temporary disability benefits.
After treatment is finished, our firm will gather all medical records and send clients to a permanency evaluation. Clients can get a permanency award if a doctor says they are injured in a way that prevents them from returning to their original employment position.
What if I have a pre-existing injury, but my work accident or exposure made it worse?
An injured worker may recover a permanency award, if his pre-existing injury was made worse by a work accident or work exposure. You would still be entitled to medical care and, if necessary, pay for time out of work. When settling the permanent disability apsect of the case, you would give your employer a credit for the prior injury.
By example, assume you had a prior back injury involving a disc herniation that did not require surgery. The subsequent work accident aggravates or worsens the pain, and makes the disc worse, so that additional treatment or surgery is now necessary. Your employer is legally responsible to pay for the surgery; any other curative treatment and pay for your time out of work. When you settle the permanent disability aspect of the case, your employer will get a credit for the value of the prior pre-existing injury, but pays you the balance of the value for your aggravated condition or operated herniated disc.
Get the Workers' Compensation Representation You Need
If you think you have a claim to workers' compensation, contact our firm today and schedule an appointment for a free consultation. We can sit down and talk about your situation, and decide if workers' compensation is the right move for you. Let our firm show you how we can make a difference in your case.