The New Jersey Workers Compensation Act provides workers who are injured on the job with compensation and other benefits regardless of fault. If you suffer an injury in the workplace, or if you develop an occupational disease caused by repetitive activity or exposure over a period of time at work, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. The New Jersey Workers Compensation Act protects injured workers by providing injured workers with numerous types of benefits and monetary compensation. The Middlesex County workers' compensation attorneys at Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., have over 50 years of combined experience assisting injured workers throughout Central New Jersey.Comprehensive Benefits for Injured Workers
At Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., our attorneys aggressively pursue all available benefits for our clients who have been injured at work, which may include:
- Medical benefits. If you are injured on the job, your employer must provide you with medical coverage. This may include diagnostic testing, rehabilitation, physical therapy, pain management, chiropractic treatment, orthopedic treatment, neurologic treatment, surgery, post-surgery follow up, mental health treatment, medication, and other medical benefits depending on your individual medical needs. If your employer refuses to provide you with medical treatment that is reasonable and necessary, the workers' compensation lawyers at the Middlesex County firm of Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., will advocate on your behalf before a Judge to obtain those medical benefits.
- Temporary Disability Benefits. If you miss time from work because of injuries that you sustained on the job, your employer must provide you with temporary disability benefits, which are based upon a percentage of your weekly earnings. If your employer refuses to provide you with temporary disability benefits after you are out of work due to a workplace accident, the workers' compensation attorneys at Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., will advocate in your behalf to obtain those temporary disability benefits.
- Permanency Award. If your work related injury or occupational exposure leaves you with a permanent injury or permanent condition, you are entitled to a permanency award of monetary compensation. The nature and extent of every injured worker's injuries are different, and the attorneys at Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., will carefully review your medical records with the assistance of a qualified medical expert to pursue the permanency award that you deserve.
- Reopener Claims (Application for Review or Modification of Award). An injured worker is entitled to seek additional benefits following an award of compensation, such as additional medical benefits, temporary disability benefits, or permanent disability benefits, if the injured worker files an appropriate application within two years of the last worker's compensation payment that he or she received. In order to seek additional permanent disability benefits, the injured worker must prove that his or her incapacity has increased. Speak to a workers' compensation attorney at Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., to explore whether you are entitled to reopen your claim.
- Total Disability Benefits. If you suffer a workplace injury or occupational disease that renders you totally and permanently disabled so that you are unable to work, the New Jersey Workers' Compensation Act entitles you to total disability benefits. Speak to an attorney at Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., to determine whether you are entitled to total disability benefits.
- Death Benefits. If you are a dependent of an injured worker who passed away as a result of a workplace accident or occupational exposure, you may be entitled to benefits under the New Jersey Workers' Compensation Act. Speak to an attorney at Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., to discuss whether you are entitled to benefits.
In order to take advantage of the numerous benefits that may be available to you under the New Jersey Workers' Compensation Act, you must ensure that you comply with all filing requirements and the statute of limitations. This requires the skill and attention that the workers' compensation attorneys with Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., are ready to provide. We evaluate every client's situation carefully, review the medical evidence, consider the legal principles, and evaluate the nature and extent of your injuries to determine whether you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits, and to vigorously fight for those benefits when we pursue your claim.Work with a Middlesex County Workers' Compensation Lawyer Today
Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C. takes pride in its New Jersey roots, serving Middlesex County and the surrounding area. Call us to schedule a free consultation at 732-767-0044 or contact us online today. Legal fees are set by the Workers' Compensation Court, and are based upon a percentage of the total award, and are paid out of the final award.