Am I Eligible to Claim Workers' Compensation Benefits?
If you have been injured in a work-related accident, you may be asking yourself, "Am I eligible to claim workers' compensation?" or "Do I need a workers' compensation attorney to file a claim?" Both of these are good questions. Any time an individual has been injured in a work-related accident, he or she may be entitled to file a workers' compensation claim when the injury takes place on the job. As there are various circumstances which could have led up to your accident, it is in your best interest to contact a skilled workers' compensation attorney to discuss your case.
Workers' compensation can allow to recover benefits for lost work and medical bills without determining who was at fault for the accident. In exchange, an employee is unable to sue their employer in a personal injury claim.
You may be entitled to workers' comp if:
- Your employer carries workers' compensation insurance;
- You are an employee of the company you are claiming benefits from; and
- You suffered a work-related illness or injury.
It is not required to have an attorney help you prepare your workers' compensation claim or represent you in a workers' compensation case, however, it is strongly recommended as an experienced workers' compensation attorney will be able to help ensure your claim is accurate and complete, thus improving your chances for approval. Having the support of a New Jersey workers' compensation attorney will also help in cases where your employer takes action to challenge your claim in an effort to prevent you from being able to obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve. Should you need representation during a workers' compensation hearing, or if your claim has been denied, our firm will provide you with the aggressive defense you need to obtain your benefits and move on with your life.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C. have more than 25 years experience helping clients file their workers' compensation claims and to take action to ensure they are getting the maximum allowed benefits, appeal their denied claims, and fight for their rights during workers' compensation hearings. Let us advocate for you.
If you need legal representation during in a workers' compensation case, contact a New Jersey workers' compensation lawyer at our firm today.