Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Monmouth County, NJ
We Can Help You Navigate Workers’ Compensation
You are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits if you have been injured during the course of your employment. Getting injured on the job is something no one wants to think about. However, it is essential to be prepared for the worst-case scenario. The team at Maggs McDermott & DiCicco is here for you when the worst happens. Our Workers’ Compensation attorneys will fight for your rights, and we’re not afraid of going to court. We will make every effort to get you the compensation you need to make a full recovery, including temporary disability payments, payment of medical bills, and settlement for your injuries. We encourage New Jersey residents who have been injured on the job to contact us as soon as possible.
What to Do in the Aftermath of an Accident
If you’ve been in a workplace accident before, you know how terrifying it can be in the moments after. Those who work in a potentially dangerous environment should always have a good idea of what to do in the event of an accident. Immediately after an accident, take the following steps:
- Report the Accident: The law requires you to report injuries to your employer as soon as possible. Waiting too long after the accident may weaken your case.
- Get Medical Help: Always seek medical attention as soon as possible. Accept any medical help that is offered at the scene. Your health and wellbeing should always be the top priority.
- Collect Evidence: If it’s safe to do so, document the scene. Take photos or videos of the aftermath, and take down the contact information of any witnesses.
- Contact an Attorney: When you are able to do so, get in touch with a lawyer. Call Maggs McDermott & DiCicco at (732) 223-9870. We are here to protect your rights.
Does My Injury Qualify for Workers’ Comp?
Many types of physical and psychological injuries qualify for Workers’ Compensation. Unfortunately, these laws do not cover everything. If you have sustained any of the following injuries, you may have a claim:
- Orthopedic injuries such as bone fractures
- Neck and back injuries
- Strained muscles
- Head injuries/concussions
- Cumulative trauma (i.e., repetitive motions)
- Exposure to toxins
How Workers’ Compensation Is Determined
When evaluating a Workers’ Compensation claim, legal professionals look at a variety of different factors. First, we’ll look at the type of injury and ensure it qualifies for Workers’ Compensation. Most injuries that occur because of or while performing job duties will be covered. Next, we’ll determine the level of disability. This step asks how damaging the injury is. Will you be dealing with this injury for years to come? Does it drastically reduce your quality of life? If so, you may have a stronger case.
Settlement vs. Litigation
Many attorneys advise their clients to settle prior to trial. However, our team does not shy away from Workers’ Compensation litigation. While litigation isn’t always the answer, many times it is. We will never recommend settling if we believe we can earn you more in compensation through a trial. Rest assured, our team has years of experience with a variety of workplace accident claims. After your initial consultation, we will get to work deciding the best course of action. At the end of the day, we are dedicated to putting our clients at ease and alleviating the stress associated with an accident.
Consult with Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Dealing with a workplace accident is never easy, but the team at Maggs McDermott & DiCicco strives to take care of much of the burden. Our clients know that we are on their side — no matter the extent of their injuries or the circumstances of their case. Each of our attorneys is committed to battling for your rights and doing everything necessary to get you the compensation you deserve. It is never a good idea to put off filing your Workers’ Compensation claim, so be sure to get in touch with us as soon as possible to schedule your free consultation.