A Work Injury Attorney Can Explain Your Rights as an Injured Worker
If you are injured on the job and unsure of what your legal rights are, you may need to talk to a work injury attorney. A work injury attorney can recommend the best course of action to protect your rights and make sure you are compensated fairly. If necessary, they can also help you file and pursue a lawsuit. At Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC in Hoboken, NJ, and Kearny, NJ, our lawyers have been in practice for over 60 years combined, and can tell you what to expect if you have been hurt at work. We fight for full and fair compensation to cover the expenses associated with your injury and help you support your family.
What Rights Do I Have if I Have Been Hurt at Work?
If you have been hurt while on the job you are entitled to receive medical treatment and care and to be compensated for what you have lost. Your rights as an injured worker include:
- The right to report the accident, free from harassment or penalty.
- The right to file a claim for reimbursement in either a state court setting or within the worker’s compensation system.
- The right to go back to work and earn a living, if you are cleared to do so by your physician.
These rights are important and you should take every step to protect them by partnering with a knowledgeable work injury attorney. A qualified attorney will make sure the accident was properly reported, that your claim is filed timely and correctly, and will aggressively pursue the reimbursement you are entitled to receive.
If you have been hurt while on the job you are entitled to medical treatment and care and to be compensated for what you have lost. Call Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC today.
Your damages can include medical costs, time off work (lost wages), costs of necessary surgeries or other medical treatment, rehabilitative services or physical therapy expenses, and other costs tied to the accident. When our attorneys take on your case we look at the facts and give you an idea of what to expect, then take on the task of getting you what you deserve. We keep you updated during every step of the process, answering questions honestly and accurately, so you never feel in the dark or alone as you recover from your injuries.
What About Worker's Compensation?
Every case is different, with its own unique set of facts. The specifics of your case may dictate a course of action outside of making a worker’s compensation claim. For instance, you may be able to bring legal action against a third party such as another driver or an equipment manufacturer. When the facts point to the possibility of seeking a remedy outside of worker’s compensation, we make sure you understand your options and help you make a decision that makes the most sense for your individual situation.
Types of On the Job Injuries
In some instances it might be difficult to determine if your injuries are work-related, and in other cases it is more clear or evident. Some of the most common types of on the job injuries involve:
- A car accident that happens while performing work related duties
- A fire or explosion
- A fall from a high place or uneven work surfaces
- An injury caused by faulty machinery
- An accident that involves large equipment
- An injury that is the result of improper training or supervision
Any of these instances can lead to an on the job injury. When they do, call on the lawyers at Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC for help.
Contact Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC
If you have been hurt at work, call Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC today at (201) 998-2727. You may also contact us online. Our personal injury lawyers offer a free initial consultation and are prepared to meet with you and talk about your case in detail, then take appropriate action.