Frequently Asked Questions About Workers' Compensation

Q. I had an accident at work and was hurt as a result. Could it be more serious than it seems?
A. The lawyers at Kirsch, Gelband & Stone will help you with your worker's compensation case for any work-related injury or illness sustained while on the job. Our firm believes it is important you understand your workers' comp rights, and we will work to ensure your individual rights are recognized.

Q. What are the important laws affecting workplace injuries?
A. It is important to be familiar with the laws surrounding worker's compensation. Victims of workplace injuries have statutory rights and it’s important that you understand them.

Q. What is workers' comp?
A. Workers' comp – also known as workers compensation – is payment for work-related injuries or illnesses. Workers' comp provides the needed compensation, i.e., money, for medical care for workers who are hurt or get sick in the course of their employment. Most states’ legislation requires an employer to provide his or her workers with a safe place to work, and if an employee is injured or becomes ill as a result of their employment, he or she has the right to file a claim for the workers’ compensation he or she deserves.

Q. I’ve decided to take on my employer after I was injured at work. What am I getting myself into?
A. If you're actively pursuing a settlement for a workplace injury, you should have a strong familiarity of the conflicting issues involved in such a case so that you can avoid the bullies in your workers' comp case. Oftentimes, insurance companies are quick to pressure victims of workplace injuries into a worker's comp settlement, and it's important that you are aware of the reasons insurance companies want you to settle.

Q. How can I find a good workers' comp attorney for my particular needs?
A. Do you find yourself involved in a New Jersey workers' comp case? Are you in need of a workers comp attorney to help you? If you are in the Newark area, our firm offers some valuable advice and resources that can help you find and choose the right attorney for you.

Q. How can I file a workers' comp claim?
A. Every state has a workers' compensation system that offers medical and disability income to anyone who becomes injured or ill due to the workplace. If you or a loved one has been injured at work or have become ill due to your job, it’s important you know how to file a claim. The process of filing a workers' compensation claim in Newark or surrounding areas is not much different than other cities in New Jersey.

Q. I’ve been offered a settlement. Should I be suspicious of the offer?
A. Whether you live in Newark or elsewhere, a workers' compensation settlement can be complex, so it’s important to get help from an experienced lawyer before you settle. Not only is it beneficial to seek legal help from an experienced workers compensation firm, it’s also important you are aware of the various aspects and procedures involved.

If you're looking for helpful legal representation or advice after a workplace injury, call us at (973) 623-0100 or use our email contact form.

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