Workers’ Compensation Lawyer For Home Depot Claims
If you suffered an injury working for Home Depot, Stan Gregory can help you get the workers’ compensation benefits entitled to you. Put Stan Gregory’ experience and skill to work for you.
For over two decades, Stan Gregory has worked tirelessly to get justice for Home Depot workers in New Jersey. He knows how to fight and overcome the insurance companies’ delaying and denying tactics, which they employ to make more profits while depriving you of the money you need while you are injured and out of work. Stan Gregory has dedicated his career to fighting for injured workers just like you.
You don’t have to fight the insurance company and their team of lawyers alone! Bring a trusted and experienced advocate to the table and get the benefits you deserve. For a free consultation with a Home Depot workers’ compensation lawyer in New Jersey, call the offices of Stan Gregory today at 609-281-5100. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis to minimize out-of-pocket costs to you.
How Working With a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Helps Your Home Depot Claim
Stan Gregory is an experienced worker’s compensation attorney who will guide you through the complicated and often confusing workers’ compensation claims process. You need to spend your time and energy recovering from your injury, not dealing with the frustration of trying to get your workers’ compensation claim paid. Stan Gregory will handle your Home Depot workers’ compensation claim for you, helping you prepare your case and representing you at hearings and in negotiations.
What to Do When You Suffer a Workplace Injury in Home Depot
If you work for Home Depot and you’re injured at work, follow these three critical steps::
- Tell Your Supervisor about the Incident
- Visit a Doctor
- Compile Documentation and File Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Reporting the Incident
Even if you are not sure you sustained an injury, report an incident to your supervisor right away. because some illnesses and injuries can take time to manifest.
Filing a successful workers’ compensation claim requires a great deal of detailed documentation. If you report an incident immediately, you begin to build a case for your future Home Depot workers’ compensation claim. Write an account of the incident, obtain a notice of injury form (DWC-1) ,and compile a list of witnesses to start working on filing your report.
Visting Your Doctor
You are required to visit a doctor on Home Depot’s approved list. That doctor’s report is important to your claim because all parties will rely on it in negotiating your due compensation. A workers’ compensation lawyer can counsel what information and documentation you should request from this doctor to fully support your claim.
Complete and File Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Once you have reported the incident, written down your account of what happened, compiled your list of witnesses, and obtained the doctor’s report and medical evidence, you have what you need to file your Home Depot workers’ compensation claim. Working with a workers’ compensation attorney at this stage ensures your claim is complete and accurate.
You should know that New Jersey’s workers’ compensation scheme is “no-fault,” meaning that if you are injured on the job, you do not need to sue Home Depot or prove that Home Depot was at fault or otherwise negligent to receive workers’ compensation benefits. This can make the process more expedient and less negative for all parties.
Be aware of Home Depot policy regarding “on-the-job” injuries, and be certain to follow these steps. The Home Depot Human Resources Department should have a copy of the policy readily available.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits at Home Depot
If you were injured while working for Home Depot, the workers’ compensation benefits you may be eligible for in New Jersey can include:
While you recover from your illness or injury and are out of work, workers’ compensation benefits provide weekly payments of 70% of your average weekly wage, not to exceed 75% of the Statewide Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) or fall below 20% of the SAWW. You are eligible to receive lost wages from the date you start missing work to the date you return.
Workers’ compensation will cover most medical expenses you incur when you are injured on the job. Workers’ compensation can pay for hospitalizations, surgeries and other procedures, therapies, and prescription drugs. Some procedures like acupuncture, chiropractic, and physical therapy are usually limited to a set amount of sessions, but you can apply for more sessions if needed. Your medical expenses are compensable from the time of injury to when a doctor reports a full or maximum recovery.
Temporary Partial Disability Benefits
If you are injured but still able to work at a less strenuous position or for fewer hours, you may be eligible for temporary partial disability benefits. Temporary partial disability pays an injured worker two-thirds of the difference between previous earnings and current earnings while on “light duty.”.
Temporary Total Disability Benefits
You may be eligible for temporary total disability benefits if your workplace illness or injury renders you unable to work at all. Typically, injured workers receive two-thirds of their regular income. Weekly payments end if you receive the maximum of 400 weeks of payments or when a doctor clears you to return to work.
Permanent Partial Disability Benefits
You may be eligible for Permanent Partial Disability Benefits if you are permanently disabled but can still work. Disabilities are either “scheduled” of “unscheduled” and both types can be covered. Examples of scheduled disabilities include visual or hearing impairments or the loss of limbs, while unscheduled disabilities can include heart, lung, or back issues.
Permanent Total Disability Benefits
You may be eligible for Permanent Total Disability Benefits if you can no longer work at your current job due to your injury or illness, even if you can perform some other type of work but not your current job with Home Depot. Loss of both arms and complete blindness are examples of total disability.
If a Home Depot worker dies due to a workplace injury or illness, their dependents can receive workers’ compensation benefits. The definition of “dependants” is broadly construed in New Jersey. If your loved one died on the job, call Home Depot workers’ compensation lawyer Stan Gregory to determine if you are eligible for workers’ compensation death benefits even if you think you might not be a “dependent.”
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Stan Gregory Represents Injured Home Depot Workers Throughout New Jersey
Stan Gregory Also Assists Injured Workers at the Following Companies
Common Workplace Hazards for Home Depot Workers
Types of Accidents Covered by Workers Compensation
- Forklift accidents
- Warehouse accidents
- Lifting injuries
- Accidents getting on and off a truck
- Overuse injuries or repetitive stress injuries
- Injury from falling boxes
- Injuries from Slips, Trips, and Falls
- Being Struck by a Falling Object
- Accidents caused by rushing to meet a timeline
- Exposure to toxic substances
Frequently Asked Questions About Workers’ Compensation in New Jersey
Does Workers’ Comp Have an Upper Limit in NJ?
It does. Workers’ compensation benefits are usually limited to 400 weeks of payments. However, if you require additional medical care or are permanently impaired or disabled, you may receive additional benefits beyond this limit.
My Workers' Comp Claim Was Underpaid, What Should I Do?
Contact us – we will fight for the amount you deserve and need. Insurance companies frequently underpay claims hoping you will just settle for what you get, unfortunately. We will help you.
My Employer Does Not Have Workers’ Comp Insurance, What Do I Do?
New Jersey law requires most employers to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. If your employer does not have the required coverage, they will be subject to heavy fines and perhaps imprisonment. New Jersey’s uninsured employer fund will pay you workers’ comp benefits if you need and are eligible for them.
Can I Get Disability and Workers’ Compensation Benefits at the Same Time?
Possibly. If you have reached the limit of available workers’ comp benefits and are still suffering from your illness or injury, you may have grounds to file for disability benefits. Contact us – we can help you get the maximum benefits under the programs that apply to your situation.
Talk with a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Who Can Help With Your Home Depot Claim Today!
For over 20 years, Stan Gregory has fought tirelessly for Home Depot workers in NJ. He has seen it all and can help you get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. Don’t fight the insurance companies alone – put Stan Gregory’s experience to work for you!