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 attorneys at The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C. can help you obtain the benefits you deserve. Call our offices today at (800) 909-8129.
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.
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.
Schedule your free initial consultation today: (800) 909-8129.
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Q:Do I need a workers’ compensation attorney for my injury case?
A:Yes, you need an attorney. If you’re visiting this site, have questions about your rights, and have been injured in a work-related accident, you may be entitled to collect money by filing a formal claim with the NJ Workers’ Compensation Courts. Only a NJ licensed lawyer can file a formal claim. If you do not file the formal claim, you will not collect what you are entitled to, and your rights to medical treatment may be affected.
Q:Will I lose my job if I file a formal claim with an attorney?
A:No, it is against the law for an employer to discriminate against them for filing a workers’ compensation claim in NJ. If you are fired for filing a claim, you must speak to a workers’ compensation attorney immediately to protect your rights.
Q:What should I do if I have been injured while working in New Jersey?
A:Notify your employer immediately. Speak with your supervisor or someone else of authority at your work. Notifications do not have to be in writing—however, it may benefit you to have evidence that you notified your employer. If you intend to seek medical treatment for your injuries, this should be requested through your employer as well.