Our Lawyers Advise Clients on All Types of Injuries that Qualify for Workers Compensation

Getting the help you need after a workplace accident or illness

In the blink of an eye, a workplace accident can leave you unable to make a living. Even temporary disability can have devastating repercussions on your financial future. A long-term disability can permanently prevent you from supporting your family. Fortunately, workers compensation gives you an important resource to pay for your medical bills and lost wages while you recover from your injuries.

Seigel Law has exclusively handled injury claims since our firm was founded in 1976. Our lawyers help injured workers recover for on-the-job injuries and diseases in Ridgewood, Hackensack, Fair Lawn, Teaneck, Garfield, Fort Lee, Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth and Clifton.

Our attorneys advise you on collecting your rightful workers compensation for injuries you sustained in an accident, because of repetitive tasks or from exposure to toxins. We answer your questions about workers compensation benefits and injuries that qualify. We then take the steps necessary to secure your payments as quickly as possible.

Repetitive stress injuries

Performing a task that is awkward and repetitive over a long period of time can damage the soft tissues of your joints and eventually lead to repetitive stress syndrome. For example, typing or texting requires intricate, unnatural movements of your fingers and wrists. Over time, you may develop debilitating pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in your hands because of your daily on-the-job computer and smartphone use. Other actions that can create strain on your joints are hammering, lifting, reaching overhead, crouching and bending over throughout the day.

Areas of the body commonly affected by repetitive motions include:

  • Fingers
  • Wrists
  • Shoulders
  • Neck
  • Knees
  • Lower back
  • Spine

Because a repetitive stress injury is a progressive condition, the symptoms tend to develop slowly, sometimes making it difficult to draw the connection between your job and your injury. Our lawyers guide you through the process of gathering evidence that proves your occupational duties were the proximate cause of your condition.

Occupational diseases

Exposure to harmful workplace conditions can result in occupational diseases. One-time contact with a dangerous substance — for example, a high dose of radiation — may be enough to trigger a chronic medical problem. Or, you may develop an illness after repeated exposures to:

  • Mercury
  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Lead
  • Heavy metals
  • Asbestos
  • Crystalline silica
  • Pesticides
  • Solvents and cleaning supplies
  • Cement, metal or wood dust particles
  • Noise
  • Radiation

Symptoms of certain types of work-related cancers and other diseases may not manifest for many months after your last exposure to the toxic substance. However, our legal team helps you build a case that your illness was caused by your worksite conditions.

Get the help you need with your workers compensation claim

Seigel Law is a premier workers compensation firm. Call us at 201.444.4000 or contact us online to schedule your free initial case analysis. We are available at our Ridgewood office, but can also schedule appointments at your home or the hospital. With our contingency plan, you are not responsible for paying any attorney fees unless we recover money for your injuries.