Appealing a Workers' Compensation Claim Denial
Denied benefits after a workplace accident in New Jersey?
Being injured in the workplace can cause both physical and emotional pain.
To make matters worse, your
workers' compensation claim may have been denied. Claims may be denied if the employee or employer
wait too long to report the injury, proper procedures were not followed,
or there is not enough evidence of the injury to warrant an approval;
however, you shouldn't give up. The New Jersey workers' comp attorney
at The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C. can help you obtain
the benefits you deserve.
The first step is to investigate the reason for the denial
The first step that we take will be to investigate the reason for your
claim denial. We will review all relevant paperwork and reports. We will
find out what the employer said and what the insurance carrier said, as
it is not uncommon for miscommunications to occur between the two. There
may have been omitted information that led to the denial, such as needed
medical records or paperwork that may not have been filled out correctly.
Important deadlines to keep in mind
If your workers' compensation claim was denied, you should know that
you will only have a certain amount of time to file a formal claim. Per
state law, you must file a petition
within two years of the accident. In some cases, you may do so within two years of the date that your employment
was terminated – depending on which occurred later. Should you fail
to take action in a timely manner, you may be barred from recovering the
benefits that you deserve. For this reason, we encourage you to
contact us immediately.
Attorney Lloyd Bennett Can Fight for You
Since 1987 The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C. has been pursuing
the benefits that our clients are entitled to. Knowing the applicable
laws and having the experience can produce successful results when a claim
for compensation has been denied by the carrier or an employer. Contact
a workers' compensation attorney in New Jersey if your claim for benefits
has been incorrectly denied.
free initial consultation today: (800) 909-8129.