Helping Injured Workers Get The Benefits To Which They Are Entitled

Workers' compensation cases can be complex and full of delays and denials from your employer's insurance company. It is wise to retain an experienced lawyer to represent you through these negotiations to ensure that you are treated fairly and to take the case through trial if negotiations fail.

Put My Experience To Work For You

I am John D. Kovac, a New Brunswick workers' compensation attorney. I have helped many injured clients and wrote a book on workers' compensation that is well-respected by judges and practitioners throughout New Jersey. I pride myself on being able to negotiate with insurance companies and represent my clients in court if necessary.

Through my firm, the Law Office of John D. Kovac, I have helped injured clients suffering through a wide range of maladies, including:

  • All accident and occupational claims
  • Herniated disk injuries
  • Psychiatric claims (stress, bullying, harassment, depression due to injury and inadequate medical treatment, PTSD, assault)
  • Toxic substance exposure (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, cancer, etc.)
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Heart attacks
  • Amputations
  • Shoulders, arms, legs and hips
  • Death and dependency claims
  • Motions for medical treatment and temporary disability benefits
  • Reopeners
  • Second Injury Fund (total disability)

Learn More About Workplace Injuries

For the benefit of potential clients, I have provided the articles "Understanding the Workers' Compensation System" and "Stress Claims as a Remedy for Workplace Bullying." There are also several important notes to make regarding workers' compensation.

  • In a workers' compensation claim, certain body parts (such as a shoulder, neck or back) are worth more in compensation than others (such as an arm, leg, foot, hand or finger).
  • If a worker passes away as a result of injuries or illnesses suffered at work, the spouse and/or children are entitled to benefits. This is called a dependency petition.
  • Many injuries trigger mental trauma issues such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Cases of depression and other psychiatric injuries are entitled to the same schedule of compensation as neck, back and shoulder injuries — which is the maximum amount allowed under the workers' compensation schedules.
  • Partial disability benefits are paid if you are able to return to work in a modified or lower-earning capacity.
  • Total disability benefits are paid if you are unable to return to work in any capacity or if your disability limits your ability to find a job.
  • Any individual injured at work is entitled to reasonable and necessary medical treatment provided by the employer. Any injured person denied such treatment should retain counsel immediately.

In workers' comp claims, you want an attorney who will fight for each and every body part. I will work aggressively to ensure your full and fair compensation through negotiation and, if necessary, trial.

Contact The Firm

If you have questions regarding workers' compensation in New Jersey, schedule a free initial consultation with the Law Office of John D. Kovac by calling 732-964-9101 or by completing the contact form on this website. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis and offer Spanish interpretation services by appointment.