Workers' Compensation Lawyer Serving Atlantic And Cape May Counties

If you have suffered injuries that are directly related to work — in an accident or over the course of time — New Jersey's workers' compensation system is designed to compensate you for medical treatment and provide temporary and/or permanent disability benefits.

At the Law Office of Paul Tendler in Somers Point, I advocate for injured workers across southern New Jersey in workers' compensation cases, whether they seek help filing an initial claim or need assistance fighting for your benefit in a denied claim. I work directly with every client from start to finish. I have full knowledge of the facts of each case and appear at all hearings.

I invite you to contact me to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation in which I will review the facts of your case and answer many frequently asked questions, including:

Do I Qualify For Workers' Compensation Benefits?

To be eligible for workers' compensation, you must show that your injury is directly related to your work. An injury may be sustained in a workplace accident or can occur over time as the result of cumulative stress. Qualifying injuries also include illnesses due to exposure, as well as injuries that occur outside of the workplace as long as you were acting in the "course and scope" of your employment. For example, if you are a delivery person injured in a motor vehicle accident or if you are injured in an accident while driving to see a client, you may qualify for workers' compensation.

Under New Jersey law, some employees are exempt from workers' compensation coverage. These include independent contractors and casual employees. Federal employees have their own system of compensation as do railroad workers and certain maritime employees.

What Benefits Do I Receive?

Workers' compensation benefits include compensation for all medical treatment that is necessary to cure your work-related injury, including hospital care, physical therapy, prescriptions and other follow-up rehabilitation. If you are unable to return to work for seven or more days, you are eligible to receive temporary disability benefits payable at 70 percent of your gross average weekly wage, not to exceed a statutory maximum for the year of your accident. If your workplace injury results in a permanent impairment, you will qualify for either permanent partial disability if you can return to work or permanent total disability benefits if your injuries preclude you from returning to work.

Why Do I Need A Lawyer?

You are not required to hire an attorney to obtain workers' compensation benefits. However, if your claim has been denied or benefits you were receiving have been suspended, it is wise to retain the services of an experienced New Jersey workers' compensation lawyer. Contesting a denied claim is a complex process that requires extensive paperwork to support your case. I have 30 years of experience and have successfully handled several hundred workers' compensation cases.

In addition, if your injuries include permanent disfigurement or will permanently impact your ability to perform your job — or prevent you from working — a knowledgeable workers' compensation attorney will help you maximize the amount you receive. I can also provide legal guidance on applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits if your injury will prevent you from returning to work for an extended period of time.

Contact The Law Office Of Paul Tendler

I welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your case during a free, no-obligation consultation. I will provide a candid and comprehensive assessment and recommend the best steps to take. I take all workers' comp cases on a contingency basis. I will not receive an attorney fee unless I obtain a recovery for you. Contact me to schedule a meeting.