Were You Hurt at Work in Newark?
Injury lawyers who stand up for workers
An injury on the job can change your life in moments. Whether you were hurt in a slip and fall, caught between objects, exposed to toxic chemicals, or a victim of workplace violence, you’re looking at an uncertain future. You have rights under New Jersey law, but you need to take immediate legal action to protect those rights. You need the right Newark work injury attorney to take on the insurance company.
That’s why you should make Shebell & Shebell, LLC your first call. We’ve been representing injured people since 1927, and we have a proven track record standing up for workers in Newark and throughout New Jersey. Don’t go it alone; put your trust in a law firm that gets real results for injured people. Schedule your free consultation today.
Your legal rights after a work injury
When you’re hurt at work, you can get workers’ compensation in nearly all circumstances. This is a type of insurance your employer is required to carry that pays for on-the-job injuries regardless of fault. Workers’ comp covers the full cost of all “necessary and reasonable” medical treatment for your work injury, as well as partial replacement of wages if you’re unable to work and disability benefits if you have a permanent injury.
The tradeoff at the heart of workers’ comp is that you can’t sue your employer for a work injury. However, if a third party – someone other than your direct employer or a coworker – was responsible for your injuries, then you can file a third-party personal injury claim. For example, if your injury was caused by a subcontractor or an equipment manufacturer, you could have a third-party claim against that company. Filing a third-party personal injury claim can get you compensation for losses not covered by workers’ comp, such as additional wage loss or pain and suffering.
One of the advantages of working with Shebell & Shebell is that we have extensive experience handling both workers’ compensation and personal injury claims in New Jersey. We can assess your legal situations, advise you of your options, and move both claims forward on separate tracks to pursue the compensation you need sooner.
We have the experience and resources to take on the insurance company
When you’re hurt at work, you’re facing a complex and challenging legal situation. The workers’ compensation system is complicated, and insurance companies often downplay the extent of injuries or dispute treatment and benefits. Likewise, if you have a third-party claim, the insurance company for the at-fault party may dispute the cause of the injury or the extent of your damages.
The way forward is to get a law firm on your side that has the experience and resources to level the playing field. We start with an in-depth investigation to get to the bottom of your work injury, how it happened, and who was responsible. We talk to witnesses, review accident reports, and secure critical evidence before it can be lost or destroyed. Based on the investigation, we’ll create a legal strategy to pursue the full compensation you’re entitled to receive by New Jersey law.
This can be a challenging process, but we’re in it with you every step of the way. Our firm will handle the day-to-day negotiations with the insurance company while keeping you informed. With Shebell & Shebell on your side, you can focus on healing and getting your life back together.
Schedule your free consultation with a Newark work injury attorney
When you’re hurt on the job, time is not on your side. There are strict deadlines you have to hit – in some cases, just 48 hours from the time of the injury – in order to protect all your legal rights and options. Besides those deadlines, time can weaken your case in practical ways. Evidence disappears, witnesses forget what they saw, and the insurance company can argue that your injuries were not related to the work accident.
That’s why you need to contact us as soon as possible. We can take the immediate steps necessary to protect your rights and put you in the best position to recover. Give us a call or contact us online today to speak with a Newark work injury lawyer. You can come to our Newark office, meet with us remotely via Zoom, FaceTime or Microsoft Teams, or we can come to you.