Hackensack Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

At the Reinartz Law Firm, we fight aggressively for the rights of New Jersey workers who are injured on the job. Workers' Compensation exists to help injured workers recover lost wages and pay for medical costs due to their injuries.

We help individuals navigate the complexities of the workers' compensation process and work to ensure that you are adequately and fairly compensated.

Having a trusted advocate on your side can help ensure you receive proper benefits, medical care, payment for time out of work and additional compensation if warranted. On the job injuries can range from minor to catastrophic.

Some common injuries include:

What Benefits Are Included In Workers' Compensation?

Workers' compensation benefits are designed to help injured workers get proper medical treatment, payment for time out of work and compensation for permanent injuries. New Jersey employers who have more than one employee must carry workers' compensation insurance for the benefit of their employees, subject to certain requirements.

Medical Costs

Workers' compensation provides and pays for the cost of medical treatment for work-related injuries. Things like emergency room costs, ongoing treatment and prescription medicine may all be covered through Workers' Compensation.

If your injury is an emergency, you should seek medical attention immediately as needed. However, if the injury is non-critical you should immediately contact your employer and request that a claim be opened on your behalf since the Workers' Compensation laws allow the employer to select a qualified medical provider.

Lost Wages

If your injuries prevent you from immediately returning to work, workers' compensation benefits provide temporary disability payments to make up for a portion of lost wages while you are out of work and deemed "temporarily disabled."

The law also provides long-term and permanent disability benefits for injured workers who have sustained a significant injury and may be out of work for a longer period of time.

How Does a Lawyer Help with Workers' Compensation?

The Workers' Compensation process is complicated. There are many specific requirements that must be followed when filing for benefits. In many cases, workers' compensation claims end up in court, where a lawyer can protect your rights.

At The Reinartz Law Firm, we have extensive experience with the New Jersey workers' compensation process and help individuals successfully navigate the complexities of the process. Contact us today for a free consultation.