Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I’ve been injured on the job?

If you’ve been injured on the job, you should know that workers’ compensation insurance is a no-fault system. This means that you should receive benefits if you’re injured on the job, regardless of fault. The first thing you should do is report the injury to your employer, get medical treatment, then contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney in New Jersey who can help you figure out how to make sure you get what you need.

What types of injuries qualify for workers’ compensation?

Qualifying injuries for New Jersey workers’ comp cases include:

  • Accidents or injuries at work
  • Repetitive strain/stress injuries that develop from your work

What benefits are available?

Here’s a look at what New Jersey cases can include: 

  • Medical treatment for work-related injuries
  • Temporary Total Disability Benefits
  • Permanent Partial Disability Benefits
  • Permanent Total Disability Benefits
  • Death Benefits (for the surviving family)

Will I get in trouble with my employer for seeking workers’ compensation?

Every New Jersey worker has a right to workers’ compensation for injuries or illness from the job. Besides, our cases are usually against the insurance companies avoiding giving you what you’re due.

Will my case wind up in court?

All workers’ compensation claims are brought to court. Every workers’ compensation settlement must be approved by a judge to make sure the resolution is fair, reasonable and just. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, the judge will decide your case based upon the evidence produced at trial.

Contact our office today to discuss what your case might look like.

Frequently asked questions about workers' compensation

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What is Social Security disability?

The Social Security Administration provides benefits for people who are unable to work due to a debilitating personal injury or chronic illness. This applies if you have been employed in jobs covered by Social Security and have worked long enough to be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits.

How does the Social Security Administration define “disability”?

The SSA will look at the following information:

  • Whether you are working
  • Whether your condition is “severe” (i.e., affects your ability to perform basic work-related tasks, such as lifting, standing, walking, sitting, and remembering)
  • Whether your disability falls into a category on this list (some of the most common include orthopedic impairments, psychiatric disorders, cardiac impairments, multiple sclerosis etc.)
  • Whether your impairment prevents you from performing any of your past work
  • Whether you can perform any other type of work

What happens if my Social Security disability claim is denied?

You can start by simply requesting a reconsideration, in which they will review your claim again to determine eligibility. If that doesn’t work, you file a request for hearing by an administrative law judge.  Before your hearing, your attorney will obtain medical evidence necessary to prove your disabilities and prepare you to testify at your hearing

Why should I choose Voorhees Law Offices?

Attorney Craig Voorhees has been successfully representing individuals in NJ Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability proceedings for over 20 years. He is highly experienced and has the necessary legal skills to obtain favorable results for his clients. He also understands the overwhelming stress caused by work injuries or severe medical conditions that prevent people from working at all. His goal is to help clients through their time of crisis, so they can focus on their health and well-being. Whatever his clients are facing, he will do all that he can to get their lives back on track.

How much do your services cost?

Our office works on a contingency fee basis, which means he doesn’t collect any money up front or receive any payments until you receive your award, and his fees are paid from the money he gets you.

My promise to you: I don't collect any money up front or receive any payments until you receive your award.

“Craig Voorhees showed me the utmost professionalism and care throughout my case from day one. He never rushed me, always returned my calls and emails. He was able to succeed in getting me Social Security Disability and despite coronavirus court delays, was able to navigate successfully to get me a very satisfactory workers’ compensation award. His professionalism, patience and honesty with me during the entirety of my case was and is much appreciated.”

- Rob Doelger

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