Work Injury Lawyers The Stark & Stark Workers’ Compensation practice group concentrates on representing injured workers who have suffered a work-related injury or disease. These injuries include traumatic accidents, occupational diseases, and injuries caused by toxic substances or repetitive motion injuries. Most employees in most states are covered by workers’ compensation insurance, which provides certain benefits in the event of an on-the-job accident or occupational disease. The workers compensation attorneys at Stark & Stark can guide you through the process of applying for benefits or appealing a denied claim, or consult with you if you’ve been approved for workers’ comp benefits but feel as if you haven’t received all of the benefits you deserve, or if you’ve been accused of workers’ compensation fraud. Workers’ Compensation Services The Stark & Stark Personal Injury attorneys will fight to recover all the benefits you deserve. As a result of our experience in representing clients in workers compensation matters, and through careful assessment and preparation, our personal injury lawyers help victim’s families obtain cash settlements for injury and medical expenses. Sometimes these positive outcomes are achieved only by going to trial. However, in many cases our lawyers are able to obtain favorable settlements outside of the courtroom, making the experience less stressful for our clients. Workers Compensation Attorneys Our Workers’ Compensation Group comprises six work injury lawyers and a support staff of ten paralegals and secretaries, who have the substantive knowledge and the experience to protect your rights under the Workers’ Compensation Laws of the State of New Jersey. The Workers’ Compensation Group has over fifty years’ experience in protecting the rights of injured workers in areas including: Medical Benefits Obtained a court order to force an insurance company to renovate the home of a catastrophically injured worker. Arranged treating physicians for a client who moved out of state. Arranged lifetime follow-up testing for a worker exposed to asbestos. Temporary Disability Benefits Obtained temporary disability benefits for an injured worker denied light duty even though prescribed by a physician. Obtained disability benefits for both part-time and full-time employment for a worker injured on a part-time job. Obtained temporary disability benefits for schoolteacher during the summer months. Permanent Disability Benefits Obtained an award of permanent total disability benefits to a victim of sexual harassment. Obtained an award of permanent disability benefits due to a heart attack caused by stress at work. Obtained an award of permanent total disability benefits for injuries to hands from repetitive stress. Death Benefits Obtained benefits for a widow whose husband died of a heart attack while away on a business trip. Obtained benefits for a widower whose wife committed suicide after a work injury left her with uncontrollable pain. Obtained benefits for a widow whose husband died of a heart condition after exposure to Freon gas. Social Security Disability Obtained a fully favorable decision of benefits for clinical depression. Obtained a fully favorable decision or injuries caused by traumatic brain injury. Obtained a fully favorable decision under the compassionate care allowances. Obtained a fully favorable decision for complex regional pain syndrome. Obtained an award of benefits for injuries caused by stress to the hands. Public Employee Disability Pension Benefits Obtained accidental disability benefits for a corrections officer who suffered a psychiatric injury without any physical injury thus change the law in New Jersey. Obtained accidental disability benefits for an animal control officer who was viciously attacked by dogs. Obtained accidental disability benefits for a teacher suffering from a traumatic brain injury and had a prior history. Veterans Disability Benefits In order for a Veteran to receive Disability Compensation Benefits, the Veteran must have an injury or medical condition that was either caused or aggravated by his/her active duty service. Disability compensation pays a monthly, tax-free allotment to eligible Veterans for disabilities that are service-connected. The amount of monthly compensation is not affected by the Veteran’s income or assets. It depends on how many service-connected disabilities a Veteran has and the severity of each. Learn more about Veterans Disability Benefits. Injured Workers We Have Served Police Firefighters Corrections Officers Healthcare and Institutional Workers Hospitality Workers Transportation Workers Warehouse and Delivery Persons Livery Workers Truckers Office workers Meat Workers Glaziers Chemical Workers Electricians Iron Workers Carpenters Phone Company Workers Laborers Plumbers Bank employees Contact Clients turn to Stark & Stark when they need a workplace accident lawyer most. Since 1933, we have earned the trust of our clients over and over again by consistently providing them with sound legal advice and working tirelessly to protect their rights. Our philosophy of putting the law to work for our clients will continue to be the cornerstone on which we build and maintain our client relationships.