New Jersey Workers Compensation & Social Security Disability Lawyers
Workers Compensation Claims
Essentially, workers compensation is a type of insurance that provides medical benefits and wages to employees while at work. These laws are in place to safeguard the employees who become injured or disabled to ensure they have consistent monetary rewards so that litigation process can be avoided. Furthermore, these laws give benefits to the dependents or spouses of those who become injured on the job because of accidents or injuries that are work related. From an employer’s perspective, certain laws even protect companies and other coworkers by restricting the monetary amount that the injured employee receives; it also can remove the liability of other workers in some cases.
Contested Workers Compensation Cases
Consequent to filing a workers compensation claim, many employers will dispute the validity of it. Employers may dispute the claim if they feel it is unwarranted. Once the claims have been disputed, it is up to the state worker’s compensation board to further investigate and make a decision.
Even though workers compensation premiums are responsible for less than two percent of the company’s cost of doing business, these claims can become very combative when the employer believes the employee is seeking benefits he or she may not be entitled to. The preferred way for an employee to keep his or her rights under the worker’s compensation laws is to obtain legal counsel. The attorneys of Borrus, Goldin, Foley, Vignuolo, Hyman & Stahl, P.C. specialize in this aspect of law and are highly knowledgeable in negotiating the emotional proceedings of employers who do not have their workers’ best interest as a priority. In addition, we will present your case in a manner that can potentially expand the amount of money or benefits you are entitled to receive.
Social Security Disability Lawyers
If you have been injured on the job and the injury has kept you from working for 12 months, you may be eligible to obtain insurance benefits through Social Security Disability. It is imperative to consult with a social security disability lawyer in order to gain proper representation of your compensation. To ensure that your disability claim receives the full attention needed to have your benefits approved, seek the legal expertise of Borrus, Goldin, Foley, Vignuolo, Hyman & Stahl, P.C.
Laws Protecting Employees in the Workplace
Federal Employment Compensation Act
The Federal Employment Compensation Act ensures workers compensation for any non-military federal employees. These entitlements, however, are limited to any disability or death that arise from any of the workers duties that were also not caused willingly by the employee. The benefits to injury under this act would include any medical expenses from the disability and also may require job retraining. The injured or disabled employee is entitled to two-thirds of his or her monthly wages at the time of the disability, or possibly more if the individual has dependents or is permanently disabled. The Federal Employment Compensation Act can additionally provide compensation to any of the dependents of the employees if the employee becomes killed.
Federal Employment Liability Act
The Federal Employment Liability Act ensures that railroads that participate in interstate commerce can be liable to the injuries of their employees due to negligence.
Black Lung Benefits Act
The Black Lung Benefits Act provides compensation to mine workers who suffer from pneumoconiosis. This law states that mine operators be liable for disability payments. It also requires an established fund provided by the Secretary of Labor that will provide payments to mine workers when certain mine operators prove unable to pay for such damages.
California Workers Compensation
The California Workers Compensation is a prime example of a state compensation plan, and it applies to most employers. This law also limits the liability of the employer and other employees. It is also required for the state of California to have insurance to cover possible workers compensation claims and additionally, it sets up a fund for those employers who have illegally failed to obtain insurance.
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