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.
What is the First Step After my Denial?
The first step is to investigate the reason for the denial. We will review all relevant paperwork and reports to 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.
What are Some 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.
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.