Califon, New Jersey Workers' Compensation Lawyers
New Jersey Workers' Compensation Lawyer with 19 years experience
- (908) 534-7900
- Free Consultation
25 years experience in workers' compensation cases. Free consultation. Call now!
- (732) 659-9920
- Free Consultation
A civil litigation attorney, Mr. Merlino was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 2001 and the Pennsylvania Bar in 2017. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1996, double majoring in Administration of Justice and Political Science, and in 2001 received his law degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law.
Prior to joining Rotolo Karch Law, Mr. Merlino was...
I am also a member of:
The New Jersey State Bar Association
The American Bar Association
The Middlesex County Bar Association
The Middlesex County Trial Lawyers’ Association
The Somerset County Bar Association
The Defense Research Institute
I also serve as an arbitrator through the Superior Court of New Jersey Arbitration Program in...
Injured on the job?
The workers' compensation system attempts to streamline the process for handling work-related injuries and illnesses, such as a loss of limb, back injury, or repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. The system generally provides fixed remedies to employees suffering from work-related injuries without requiring the employee to prove fault, thereby minimizing the need for litigation and its associated costs. Benefits from workers' compensation insurance may include medical care, temporary disability benefits, permanent disability benefits, vocational rehabilitation, and death benefits.
The workers' compensation system is typically an alternative to filing a civil lawsuit for a personal injury claim, and in most cases, you may not pursue both avenues for compensation for an injury.
A workers' compensation lawyer can help you navigate the workers' compensation system to get the full benefits to which you are entitled. If your injury was caused by someone or something not covered by your employer's workers' compensation insurance, a workers' compensation attorney can help you file a third-party claim so that you get the compensation you deserve.
Sometimes workers' compensation attorneys also handle matters in personal injury or employment law. However, some attorneys also handle workers' compensation matters exclusively.
Cumulative injury: The career total of an employee's job-related injuries resulting in disabilities.
Third-party claim: A legal claim by an employee against a party who is not the employer and whose negligence caused injury during or in the course of employment.
Researching Attorney Discipline