When to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Work-Related Injuries. On-The-Job Accident. Fighting for the Rights of New Jersey & Pennsylvania Workers.
When you have been injured at work, your whole life can change in an instant. You are entitled and should be represented by an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. Your employer and the insurance companies have lawyers, so should you.
With more than 30+ years of experience helping & assisting injured workers and their families who have suffered personal injuries, and workplace accidents, Blair C. Lane, Sr. combines his pre-law experience, working construction as an ironworker and understands the dangers present at work. When you retain us to help you secure workers’ compensation benefits, you will work directly with Blair C. Lane, Sr. at all times. We will take the time to learn the details of your injury, traveling to the scene of the accident, if necessary.
Our Workers’ Compensation Practices
20 Brace Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
123 South Broad Street, Suite 2170, Philadelphia, PA 19109
No fees & charges unless we recover compensation for your losses.
We will work with you at any stage of a workers’ compensation claim, whether you have just been hurt and need to file an initial application for benefits, or your claim has been denied and you need to file an appeal. We have extensive, expert and professional knowledge of the New Jersey workers’ compensation laws and procedures, and will help you seek temporary or permanent benefits. We handle and suggest claims involving all types of work-related injuries, such as:
- Injuries caused by falling objects
- Injuries caused by dangerous or defective tools, machines or equipment
- Repetitive stress injuries
We handle all workers’ compensation claims on a contingency basis.
As part of our representation, we will help and assist you identify and implement measures to obtain relief from unsafe working conditions.
How We Can Help After A Workplace Injury
You may think that the best place to start to get workers’ compensation benefits is with y our employer. Remember, though, that your employer has a vested interest in paying as little as possible to settle a workers’ compensation claim. At the office of Blair C. Lane, Sr., Attorney at Law, our only goal is to help you get the benefits you deserve and to which you are entitled. We will:
- Carefully explain your rights as an injured worker
- Prepare and file your claim petition
- Help you get any medical care you need
- Help you get compensation to cover lost wages
- Walk you through the workers’ compensation process
- Gather all medical information you need to support your claim
- Advocate for you in any legal proceedings
- Assist you every path of the way
Temporary Disability, Medical Treatment, and Care
If you have filed a claim for benefits after a workplace accident, only to have your application denied, you are not alone. The majority of workers’ compensation claims are initially rejected. However, with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney, you can successfully appeal and obtain the benefits you need and deserve.
At the office of Blair C. Lane, Sr., Attorney at Law, we have provided thorough and aggressive legal counsel to injured people in South Jersey since 1989, including individuals who have been hurt at work. We have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the New Jersey workers’ compensation process and know how to help you get the outcome you want. We place a premium on personal service and attention, always taking the time to learn your specific goals.
A former ironworker, attorney Lane understands the challenges faced by injured workers.
Helping You Appeal The Denial Of A Workers’ Compensation Claim
Our workers’ compensation lawyer handles all matters related to claims, including appeals from claims denials. We understand the different standards for obtaining benefits from federal or state sources. We can also help you pursue disability payments from public or private sources.
When we represent you in an appeal, we will conduct a thorough investigation of the facts and circumstances of your injury, carefully gathering and preserving all evidence to support your claim. We will meet with witnesses and will travel to your place of employment, if necessary, to fully understand the nature of your work-related accident.
We take workers’ compensation claims involving all types of injuries, including joint, back, neck and head trauma, as well as repetitive stress injuries.
We will help you pursue temporary or permanent benefits, and handle cases involving partial or total disability.We also handle disability claims involving private or employer-provided insurance.
New Jersey Worker Disability Claims Attorney
Occupational Disability Claims & General Disability Claims
If you have been hurt or are suffering an illness that keeps you from working, you may be entitled to compensation under a private or employer-sponsored policy of insurance.
The differing standards for obtaining disability benefits from federal, state, and private sources may often leave a claimant unsure of the standard to be met. While public assistance for disability benefits often requires that the claimant be unable to perform any gainful employment, a lesser standard is applied when claiming benefits, such as disability income insurance benefits, from private sources. Consequently, it may be possible to obtain private disability insurance benefits while the claimant remains employed.
We’re prepared to do what it takes to get you the reimbursement you justify. Don’t wait to hire a trusted workers’ compensation lawyer.
Private Disability Insurance
There are two basic types of private disability insurance policies: occupational and general.
- An occupational disability policy provides the insured with a source of income in the form of disability benefits when the insured is no longer able to perform substantially all of the material acts of his or her occupation, as designated in the policy.
- A general disability policy typically provides benefits when the insured is unable to perform substantially all of the material acts of any occupation. Whether an insured under a general disability policy satisfies the definition of total disability depends on the insured’s training and experience and future ability to secure gainful employment.
Both types of coverage serve to compensate the insured for the inability to engage in gainful employment; however, the scope of the coverage available under the two types of policies differs greatly.
Both types of coverage require that the insured sustain some type of physical or mental loss, often as a result of a specific cause, such as an illness or accident.
However, neither type of insurance coverage requires that the insured be completely incapacitated before benefits can become due. Instead, an insurer is required to consider a variety of factors before reaching a determination of a claimant’s right to benefits.
At our office, we handle all matters related to disability claims. We will conduct a thorough investigation of the facts and circumstances of your claim and will prepare and file all documents necessary to help you seek the benefits to which you are entitled.
We have expertise in this area of law, a strong professional history of successful cases and a full suite of legal services we can draw upon to assist you in any circumstance. Prepared to battle for your rights.