Workers Comp Lawyer

A workplace injury can have serious consequences, both physically and financially. To ensure that your rights are protected throughout the workers’ compensation process, it is crucial to get the assistance of an experienced Work-Related Injury Lawyer.

When you retain the services of Nugent Law, our Workers’ Comp Attorneys will work diligently to help you receive the maximum workers’ comp benefits so that you can pay your medical bills and replace your lost income. With offices in Marlton, New Jersey, our firm provides skilled Workers’ Comp representation to clients throughout southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania.

Injured At Work? You May Qualify For Workers’ Compensation.

At Nugent Law, we understand that you may feel confused and overwhelmed trying to handle your Workers’ Comp Case. Our attentive staff will take the time to hear what happened, answer all of your questions and give you the information you need to make wise decisions moving forward.

Nugent Law Workers’ Compensation Lawyers cover a broad range of workplace injuries, including

  • Falling on wet or slippery floors
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Fires and explosions
  • Injuries from heavy lifting
  • Burns from chemical exposure

Very Important Regarding Workers’ Compensation: If you have been injured at work, it is important to alert your employer as soon as possible. Make sure you give a full account of the accident, including where it occurred, how it happened and what time it took place. If you have alerted your employer and provided a full account of the accident, our Workers’ Comp Lawyers will do everything in their power to ensure you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries.

Schedule Your Free Workers’ Comp Consultation With One Of Our Workers’ Comp Lawyers Today.

For your free consultation with a highly successful Workers’ Compensation Lawyer, please call 856-596-9770 or contact us online. Nugent Law handles Workers’ Comp cases on a contingency basis, so you will not pay attorney’s fees unless you recover damages.

Our staff is happy to arrange visits at your home or hospital room, if your injuries do not allow you to travel. Additionally, we can set up after-hours or weekend appointments by special request to talk with a Workers’ Comp Attorney.

Worker’s Comp FAQ

What exactly is workers’ compensation?

In New Jersey, workers’ compensation is a “no fault” insurance program that provides benefits to an employee who suffers a job-related injury or illness. This means that if you are injured at work, regardless if it was your fault, you can receive benefits. Some of these benefits include:

  • Medical Benefits
  • Temporary Total Benefits
  • Permanent Partial Benefits
  • Permanent Total Benefits
What should I do if I am hurt at work?
The first thing you need to do is notify your employer immediately. Speak with your manager, supervisor, or someone with authority at your place of work. This notification does not have to be in writing, but it may be to your advantage to keep evidence that you have notified your employer. If you need immediate medical treatment, you should request this from your employer as soon as possible. Under New Jersey workers’ compensation law, your employer and/or their insurance carrier has the option to select the physician or physicians to treat you for your work-related injury. Just as importantly, contact an attorney to protect your rights.
Do I really need a workers’ compensation lawyer, and if so, what does it cost?
Yes, you need a workers’ compensation lawyer. After your work-related accident or injury, there may be disputes between you, your employer, and their insurance carrier over your entitlement and eligibility for benefits. A competent New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer will advise you of your rights, file a claim petition with the Division of Workers’ Compensation, and ensure you receive the medical treatment and payment of benefits you deserve. There are no up-front costs for hiring a workers’ compensation attorney, as attorneys in New Jersey are prohibited from charging a fee in advance for legal services. These fees can only be awarded by a workers’ compensation judge, and are usually limited to 20% of the judgment, which is payable from your settlement and split between the employer and their insurance carrier.
Do I have to lose time from work to have a valid workers’ compensation claim?
In order to receive temporary disability benefits, you must be disabled from work for a period of more than seven days. If you are injured and can’t return to work for more than seven days, you should contact an attorney to help get you the benefits you are entitled to.
Can I be fired if I retain a lawyer and make a workers’ compensation claim?
Under New Jersey law, it is unlawful for any employer or their authorized agent to discharge or in any other manner discriminate against an employee as to his or her employment because they have filed or attempted to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. If you have been discriminated against due to your attempt to receive workers’ compensation benefits, you may be entitled to compensation from your employer for any lost wages arising out of such discrimination.