New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
The state of New Jersey defines a “wrongful death” as the death of a person caused by “a wrongful act, neglect, or default, such as would, if the death had not ensued, have entitled the person injured to maintain an action for damages resulting from the injuries.”
If an employee dies due to a work-related injury or illness, then their surviving dependents can file a claim for “death benefits.” The spouse, children, or other dependents are entitled to compensation if they relied on the deceased worker for financial support.
At Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, our team of experienced workers’ compensation lawyers is committed to helping survivors of deceased worker’s recover the compensation they are entitled to. Although no amount of money can replace your loved one, our team is here to passionately represent you and your family and make sure your rights and interests are fully protected so you can secure the justice you deserve.
Call (201) 870-1909 today to request a free initial consultation with one of our New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers.
What Types of Damages Can I Recover?
The following damages are typically recoverable in wrongful death cases:
- Funeral & Burial Expenses
- Medical Costs from Pre-Death Injuries
- Loss of Inheritance as a Result of Death
- Loss of the Deceased Worker’s Expected Income
Death benefits payout 70% of the deceased worker’s average weekly wage. In New Jersey, the maximum weekly death benefit is $903. The New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation oversees the allocation of benefits among the dependents. It is important to note that there is a two year statute of limitation for filing a claim for death benefits with the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation.
Consult with Our Legal Team in New Jersey
If you need help filing your claim for workers’ compensation benefits, you should immediately get in touch with our lawyers to discuss the details of your case. We can walk you through the entire legal process and explain all of your rights under the law. Our goal is to recover maximum compensation on your behalf. Stop by our office today to get started on your case.
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Do I need an attorney if I've already been offered a settlement?
The offer you received from the insurance company is almost certainly less than what you are entitled to, by a significant margin. Insurance companies, just like any other business, are structured to maximize their own profits, and in addition to offering a minimal amount in any settlement, they will also commonly employ aggressive tactics against claimants like you to discourage requests for full compensation. We can not only advise you of what your case is really worth, but also provide skilled representation to help you recover damages.
How much is my case worth?
Each personal injury case is unique, and your attorney will consult with you in detail to help you determine the full value of your claim. In any fair settlement, you should expect to receive enough money to cover all your medical bills, from emergency treatment at the scene of the accident to rehabilitative care to help you fully recover. Claims of this nature should also cover the amount of income you will lose due to the injury from missing work or inability to perform on your job, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced.
How long will it take to resolve my case?
A variety of factors will play into how long it takes to get your insurance settlement, from the availability of evidence to support your claim to how cooperative the insurance company is and how effectively you can prepare your case. At our firm, our legal team takes every case seriously and we will do everything possible to achieve a successful resolution for you. We will also keep you informed throughout the entire process about what you may be up against and how long you can expect your case to take.