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Workers’ compensation was created in New Jersey to compensate workers who suffer physical injuries. Over the years it has become apparent that serious psychological injuries are sustained on the job as well:
These all sound genuine, but the difficulty lies in demonstrating that the mental condition is the clear result of your work environment and not a result of your private life. Many lawyers decline to take mental workers’ comp cases because of this difficulty. At Drazin and Warshaw, P.C., our New Jersey workers’ comp lawyers for work and mental illness claims have extensive experience in handling this type of claim. We know how to assess your situation and look for a reasonable link between your mental distress and your job.
Our firm has been protecting the interests of the injured for more than 70 years. This experience, along with our reputation for only bringing legitimate claims, makes the opposition take our cases very seriously.
We build strong relationships with our clients and gain an in-depth understanding of their conditions and how their lives are affected. We use this information, along with our extensive medical knowledge, to clearly communicate the worker’s injuries or conditions and the legitimacy of their claims.
What constitutes a clear work connection? A good example is a driver who is involved in an accident in which another person dies, with the driver subsequently suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. This person’s condition was clearly caused by work experience.
The strongest case is when a worker is both physically and mentally injured, as when a construction worker is hurt by falling object and becomes unemployable for the foreseeable future. The depression that arises from that change in life is a clear part of the injured worker’s medical condition.
Our attorneys understand New Jersey workers’ compensation and insurance law and will pursue fair compensation on your behalf. Our many years of experience handling NJ personal injury cases will help us determine if any third parties can be held accountable for your injuries and, if so, we will seek to hold the negligent parties responsible and pursue all available avenues of compensation.
Call any of our three convenient office locations, in Red Bank, Hazlet or Brick, or contact us online to set up a time to come in and talk with us about your case. You don’t pay a fee until we obtain compensation for your injuries or illness.