The Law Office of E. Gregory M. Cannarozzi,
Counsellor at Law, L.L.C. in
Oradell, New Jersey
Does an old back injury aggravated by your current
job entitle you to workers' compensation benefits? Is
your hypertension a result of employment-related stress?
If you were in a car accident while running an errand
for your employer, do you qualify for workers'
Any injury related to your employment entitles you to
medical benefits. A serious back injury, an
amputated arm or leg, brain damage, asbestosis, or
another catastrophic workplace injury that gives rise to
partial/total permanent disability entitles the worker
to long-term wage and medical benefits.
Contact us at the Law Office of E. Gregory M.
Counsellor at Law, L.L.C.
in Oradell, New Jersey to arrange a free
consultation with a workers' compensation lawyer. Find
out if your workplace injury qualifies for benefits.
Qualifying workplace injuries:
- Spinal cord, neck, and back injuries that result
in quadriplegia, paraplegia, some other paralysis,
loss of function, or chronic pain
- Permanent brain damage resulting from traumatic
brain injury (TBI)
- A torn rotator cuff injury, herniated lumbar
disc/cervical disc, knee injury, shoulder injury, or
other orthopedic or soft tissue injury
- Psychological injuries, including posttraumatic
stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety
- Lung injuries, including asbestosis and baker's
- Heart conditions, including hypertension and
heart attacks caused by stress, and pulmonary
problems caused by exposure to diesel fumes and
- Cancer caused by toxic exposure, including lung,
stomach, colon, and throat cancer, leukemia; and
mesothelioma, including cancers that are diagnosed
years after retirement
- Repetitive stress injuries, including carpal
tunnel syndrome, back strain, and rotator cuff
- Any injury that cause permanent partial loss of
use of your hand, arm, all fingers, leg, foot, all
of toes, eyes, or ears
Preexisting injuries, second injuries
If a preexisting injury has been aggravated by your
work, you are entitled to benefits but your claim must
be handled very carefully. A construction worker's knee
injury from high school may be reinjured at work and
require orthopedic surgery. An office worker with a
history of depression may break down under the pressure
of the workplace. A manual laborer with a lumbar disc
injury may suffer a second back injury at a new job.
Preexisting carpal tunnel syndrome may be aggravated by
repetitive stress injury in a new job.
When there is a history of previous injury to the
same body part, a settlement for partial/total
permanent disability benefits will be reduced by the
percentage of the injury that is related to the first
accident. If two or more injuries combine to result in
total permanent disability, the New Jersey Second Injury
Fund pays the portion of the total disability caused in
a previous position.
If your employer does not carry workers'
In New Jersey it is a criminal offense to fail to
workers' compensation insurance. If you were injured
and your employer is not insured, you can still receive
income benefits and medical benefits under the Uninsured
Employers' Fund (UEF) established through New Jersey
workers' compensation law.
Contact a lawyer about a workplace injury claim
At the Law Office of E. Gregory M. Cannarozzi,
Counsellor at Law, L.L.C. in
Oradell, New Jersey, our workers' compensation staff is
committed to providing clients with responsive and
effective legal services. If you are recovering from a
workplace injury such as a repetitive stress injury,
injury from a slip and fall accident, back injury, brain
injury, or neck injury, it is important to have a lawyer
to review your claim in order to see that you are being
Please call 866-784-2285 Ext. 101 or
E-mail our office at
to arrange a free consultation.
Do you have a claim against a person other
than your employer for an employment-related injury?
Third Party Claims.
We cover Bergen County,
Passaic County, Hudson County, and Morris County in New Jersey. We also cover
New York City & Rockland County, New York. Call us today at (866) 784-2285