Work Accidents And Occupational Claims

Injuries at work can happen instantly or over time. New Jersey workers can recover workers' compensation benefits for either type of injury. The Law Office of Paul Tendler in Somers Point represents injured parties over the full spectrum of workers' compensation claims.

If you are injured in an accident at work, you should immediately report it to your employer. It is important to report your injury as soon as possible, even if it appears to be minor. Doing so will protect you if you experience delayed symptoms and your injury is more serious than you originally thought.

All workers' compensation cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, which means an attorney fee is only awarded if I obtain benefits for you. My attorney fee will come out of your award at the end of your case and will be set by the Workers' Compensation Judge in accordance with the New Jersey Compensation Statute.

Some work injuries are not caused by a single accident, but rather are due to wear and tear on the body over time or prolonged exposure to dangerous chemicals, gases or other environmental hazards. These are commonly referred to as "occupational injuries or diseases." Examples include:

  • Chronic pain in joints or muscles such as the neck, back, hip or knees
  • Repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, which are caused by repeating the same motion
  • Lung diseases such as mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos
  • Cancer resulting from exposure to chemicals in the workplace
  • Hearing loss due to exposure to loud noises

Protecting Your Rights Regarding Pre-Existing Conditions

At the Law Office of Paul Tendler, I represent injured individuals over the full spectrum of workers' compensation claims. My services extend beyond recovering compensation for injured individuals. I also help our clients receive the medical treatment they need so they can recover fully and return to work. Or, if you were receiving workers' compensation benefits that are suddenly stopped or the amount reduced, I will work to restore those payments.

Individuals often overlook the fact that it is possible to qualify for workers' compensation benefits if an accident aggravates or exacerbates a pre-existing condition, whether or not the original injury is work-related. These cases are often complex and require extensive knowledge of how the workers' compensation system operates and what records are necessary to push a claim through to approval.

Contact The Law Office Of Paul Tendler

If you are injured on the job, whether it occurred in a single accident, is an occupational injury or disease, or it is a pre-existing condition that was exacerbated by a work-related incident, I will advocate aggressively for full compensation.

Contact the Law Office of Paul Tendler to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. I will review the facts of your case and recommend the best course of action. All cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, which means I only receive an attorney fee if I help you recover compensation benefits.