It is the duty of the employers in New Jersey to provide a safe working environment to the employees and if any employee gets injured at workplace due to lack of facilities or negligence of the owner then the business is liable to pay appropriate compensation to the sufferer. There are many times when the business owner denies the compensation that the individual deserves. In such case, it is suggested to seek the help of workers compensation attorney in New Jersey.
These lawyers can play many roles like overarching which means just representing for claimants and defendants, as claimant only and attending all his hearings and third role to defend the claim.
The three roles of compensation lawyers are
- Overarching role – the goal of these lawyers is to represent the claimant who is the injured worker to help him in obtaining benefits and their other overarching role is to represent the defendant who can be employer or insurance company of the employer to mitigate defendant’s liability. They gather medical evidences and records and further conduct the discovery.
- Claimant – if we see their role particularly in representing claimant, these lawyers answer the questions of clients and guide them throughout the compensation process. They contact medical services and complete all the paperwork related to claim. These lawyers represent interests of claimant at trials, hearings, oral arguments, arbitrations, mediations and depositions. They assist the worker with benefits and medical care.
- Defense – these lawyers help employer’s insurance companies and defend the claims. They communicate with representatives of claims, monitor reports of loss and alert the management about the claim. They assist with accident investigation and others areas of problem. They manage the money given to injured employees and also reduce liability.