Protecting Injured Workers Since 1962
From our offices in Passaic New Jersey, Goldstein, Ballen, O’Rourke & Wildstein helps injured workers obtain the compensation they deserve after a workplace accident.
When you are injured at work, more than your health is at stake, because workplace injuries can also put you out of work and prevent you from earning a living in the future. Unfortunately, navigating the workers’ compensation system without an attorney to fight for you can endanger your full benefits. We have decades of experience with the types of injuries that occur in every workplace, from offices and manufacturing to factories and construction sites. Our firm includes attorneys certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as specialists in this area. We can put that knowledge to work for you. Contact us to schedule a consultation.
How We Can Fight for You
At Goldstein, Ballen, O’Rourke & Wildstein, we understand all for the benefits that you should be receiving after a workplace injury. These benefits include:
Medical Benefits: After an injury at work the workers’ compensation carrier is responsible for paying for your hospital bills, providing medical treatment, and paying for your prescriptions.
Lost Wage Benefits: While you are out of work for over seven days and treating for your injuries, the workers’ compensation carrier must pay you lost wage benefits required by the law.
Permanent Disability Benefits: After your medical treatment has concluded, if you still have symptoms that affect what you do, you may be entitled to a monetary award for permanent impairment.
Total Disability Benefits: If your injuries are so serious that you cannot return to work, we can fight for you to receive an award for lifetime benefits.
Death Benefits: Dependents of a worker who dies from work related injuries may be eligible for death benefits.
Third Party Claims: We evaluate every workplace injury claim to verify whether there is any additional claim to be made against a third party such as an equipment manufacturer or a delivery or cleaning service.
Who We Represent
Our clients have included such working people as the following:
- Police officers and firefighters injured on the job
- Bus drivers and delivery drivers injured in motor vehicle accidents
- Construction workers injured in accidents involving defective equipment, falls from ladders or scaffolding or cave-ins
- Nurses and home health aides injured while assisting patients
- Baggage handlers working for airlines and other common carriers
- Spouses and children of workers who are seeking death benefits following a work-related death from falls from cranes, ladders and scaffolding.
- Workers injured in any way while in the course of their employment
Workers’ Compensation — A Quick Overview
The term “workers’ compensation” refers to a system of laws outlining specific benefits to which injured employees are entitled and the procedures for obtaining such benefits. These laws protect your rights if you suffered an on-the-job injury.
Every state has its own workers’ compensation laws. Under the law in New Jersey as in most states, every business is required by law to have have workers’ compensation insurance to cover injured employees. Filing a workers’ compensation claim isn’t a lawsuit against your employer, but rather a request for benefits that are due if you are injured at work. New Jersey law makes it illegal to discriminate against a worker for filing a workers’ compensation claim.
Contact Us For An Initial Consultation
If you have been injured at work, attorneys experienced in workers’ compensation law can explain the complexities of workers’ compensation and help you secure the maximum benefits to which you are entitled. Contact us at our Passaic office to find out more. Contact us via our online contact form or call us at 888-868-1830.