At the law office of Perrotta, Fraser & Forrester, LLC, each of our partners has more than 20 years of practice experience. We understand how a personal injury can affect every aspect of your life. We are committed and caring when working with you but take an aggressive approach when representing your interests in administrative or court proceedings, or with insurance companies. We provide a high level of personal service and attention. We will assign one attorney, one of our partners, to work directly with you throughout the legal process.
Workers’ compensation is a “no-fault” insurance program that provides the following benefits to employees who suffer job-related injuries or illnesses:
Temporary total benefits
Permanent partial benefits
Permanent total benefits
It also provides death benefits to dependents of workers who have died as a result of their employment. We will work with you at any stage of a workers’ compensation claim, whether you have just been hurt and need to protect your rights, or your claim for benefits has been denied.
If your New Jersey employer initially refuses to pay workers’ compensation for an injury sustained on the job, we can swiftly move to bring a court action to expedite the payment of temporary disability benefits so that you get the compensation you need to meet your financial obligations. We can also make certain to protect your rights while you recover from your injury, taking any necessary measures to prevent an employer-selected doctor from sending you back to work before you are healthy.
In cases of dispute between an injured worker and the employer and/or insurance carrier over entitlement to benefits, the worker may file either a formal claim petition or an application for an informal hearing with the Division of Workers’ Compensation.
Disputed issues may include whether the injury/illness was work-related, the type and extent of medical treatment and/or the payment of temporary disability benefits. Such disputes often conclude only after a full trial before a workers’ compensation judge. Our lawyers have years of experience in successfully trying these disputes to a conclusion.
When you hire us to assist you with a workers’ compensation claim, we will carefully explain the law and the process, as well as your rights and options. When appropriate, we will seek an independent medical opinion to establish or extend temporary disability and get the additional medical treatment you may not have received from the company’s doctor.
We represent people who work in all types of occupations, including law enforcement officers injured in motor vehicle accidents and factory workers who suffered an on-the-job injury because of a fall or the negligence of an employer or co-employee.
To schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers, contact our office by e-mail or call us in Clark. Your first appointment is without cost or obligation. We can schedule evening and weekend meetings upon request.