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Newark, New Jersey Workers Compensation Attorney Recouping Losses for Employees

Protecting the rights of workers throughout Essex County
When you are injured or become ill at your workplace or in a work-related activity, regardless of whether the injury or illness occurred in connection with your job, you may be eligible for workers compensation. You are entitled to workers compensation benefits even in the absence of your employer’s fault or negligence.

My name is Melvin A. Jacobs, and for more than 40 years, I have helped workers get fair compensation for injuries and illnesses sustained in the workplace throughout Essex County. I help workers obtain coverage for their workers compensation claims, including:

  • Compensation for permanent disability
  • Dependents’ recovery for worker’s death
  • Lost wages or salary
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Retraining costs

Waiving workers compensation
By accepting workers compensation, you limit your rights to other remedies against a negligent employer. A personal injury claim can include compensation for general damages and for pain and suffering, whereas a workers compensation claim cannot. I am skilled at analyzing whether you should waive your workers compensation claim and seek recovery for negligence in civil court, and if you should also pursue a negligent third party.

Appealing the decision on a workers compensation claim
If your workers compensation claim is denied, you have a limited time to appeal the decision. I can help you successfully maneuver through the complex bureaucratic process of appealing to the New Jersey workers compensation board.

Contact an experienced New Jersey workers compensation attorney
I provide assistance to workers in and around Newark and Essex County who are filing workers compensation claims or who are appealing the denials of workers compensation claims. Call my office at 973-623-1127 or contact me online today to schedule an appointment.