Workers Compensation Lawyer in Williamstown, NJ

Lacovara & Burns LLC has been helping Injured Workers since 1972. If you have been hurt at work, we can help you get lost wages and the medical treatment you need. You are also entitled to a lump sum payment for your injuries.

If you have been injured on the job in New Jersey, you need a lawyer with experience handling claims under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation laws. There are benefits available in New Jersey, such as temporary payment of wages, medical care and permanency benefits. Having an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer represent you who is well-versed in the laws of both states is a tremendous benefit to you because oftentimes an injured worker may be entitled to benefits in more than one state and determining which state offers the best benefits is critical to the success of your claim and financial well-being. Some of the benefits you may be entitled to:

Lost wages due to injury

Medical expenses

Lump sum settlement

Payment for severe disfigurement or scars

Workers' Compensation

Social Security Disability

Who We Are

Nick Lacovara has been practicing law for over 25 years in South Jersey. He was never your typical lawyer. When he was in college, he worked on a trash truck in the summer. He knows how to use tools like saws, drills, MIG welder and run equipment which he acquired from his time growing up on a farm and working through college. He was very proud when years later he was able to represent and help some of the people he worked with from that time. He has never lost appreciation for the really hard-working people that make our communities run smoothly every day.

Over the years he focused his efforts on the area that helps working people the most; Workers’ Compensation. The reason is simple. People who work for a living, regardless of their type of job, all deserve to be treated fairly. As an attorney, you have the opportunity to help honorable, hard-working people.

Unfortunately, the system is not perfect, so people often need an advocate. That is why Nick Lacovara enjoys his job. It is a chance to help people. So if you want an attorney who cares about your case, give Nick a call.

Workers' Compensation

Help When You’ve Been Injured At Work

A workplace injury can have serious consequences, both physically and financially. To ensure that your rights are protected throughout the workers’ compensation process, it is very important to get the assistance of an experienced attorney.

When you retain the services of Nicholas Lacovara, he will work diligently to help you receive the maximum workers’ comp benefits so that you can pay your medical bills and replace your lost income. With offices in Williamstown and a strong online presence, our firm provides skilled representation to clients throughout southern New Jersey.


Do You Qualify For Workers’ Compensation?

We understand that this process can feel frustrating, confusing and overwhelming. We will take the time to answer all of your questions and give you the information you need to make the best decisions possible throughout your case.

Workers’ compensation covers a broad range of workplace injuries, including:

If you have been injured at work, it is important to alert your employer as soon as possible. Make sure you give a full account of the accident, including where it occurred, how it happened and what time it took place. Using this information, we will do everything in our power to ensure that you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries.

For a free consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer, please call the Lacovara & Burns LLC offices or contact us online.

Attorney fees are only ever charged if you win your case. In many cases our clients only pay 8%.

Our staff is happy to arrange visits at your home or hospital room, if your injuries do not allow you to travel. Additionally, we can set up after-hours or weekend appointments by special request.

Social Security Disability

Do I qualify for Social Security Disability?

Thousands of workers each year qualify for early Social Security Disability benefits due to disability, illness or other medical conditions that take away their ability to work.

Using a Social Security Disability attorney may greatly improve the odds that your claim will be approved at no out-of-pocket cost to you. See if you qualify using the form below.

What if my claim for Social Security Disability has been denied?

Nationally, more than two-thirds of the initial disability claims, are initially denied. But a Social Security Disability Insurance attorney can help improve your chances. Call us today for a free consultation.

Why You Need An Experienced Disability Insurance Attorney

If Social Security has notified you of an upcoming hearing, it’s very important to be prepared. You are strongly encouraged to seek out legal representation as quickly as possible.

  • Analyze your Social Security file
  • Prepare your case
  • Obtain important evidence such as medical records and statements from medical sources
  • Prepare you to testify
  • Submit helpful legal arguments before and during the hearing
  • Question witnesses
  • Cross-examine any medical and/or vocational experts who testify at your hearing
  • File any necessary appeals in a timely manner
  • Represent you at each stage of your claim

Attending your Social Security hearing without the representation of a disability lawyer should be avoided.

Successful Disability Claims for Early benefits may include:

  • Up to $2,600 in monthly income benefits
  • A lump sum payment of back benefits
  • No out-of-pocket cost
  • Eligibility for Health insurance

Reopening your New Jersey Workers' Compensation Case

We represent people who want to reopen their Workers’ compensation case. Please contact us for a free consultation and we will work hard to reopen your case.


If you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits for a disability that becomes worse, or you are within two years of receiving those benefits, you may be eligible to file to REOPEN YOUR CASE and get a new or increased award.


Under certain circumstances, workers’ compensation cases in New Jersey can be reopened. Like other parts of the workers’ compensation system, reopening a claim can be complicated. It requires evidence of need from the injured worker.  We can work with you and even retain an expert to help reopen your case.


If approved, your reopened claim could result in your receipt of compensation to reimburse you for medical expenses, to pay for lost wages and, a new award based upon any increase in your symptoms or condition.

Cases We Have Handled

Employees in New Jersey are covered by workers’ compensation insurance, which provides certain benefits in the event of an on-the-job accident or occupational disease.  Those benefits include medical care and income to cover your salary while you are out of work.

The Lacovara & Burns LLC office will help you apply for benefits or appeal a denied claim.  We can also make sure your approved benefits are paid at the amount required by law.

Nicholas Lacovara



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1860B N Black Horse Pike
Williamstown, NJ 08094

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