Filing a Workers' Comp Claim in New Jersey
Do You Know Your Rights as an Injured Worker?
If you are injured in an accident while on the job, it's important to recognize your legal rights. You may be entitled to collect monetary damages for your injuries by filing a workers' compensation claim.
How to File a Workers' Compensation Claim
In order to successfully bring a claim, you must notify your employer immediately after the accident. Your supervisor must provide you with necessary forms to fill out and report the accident to their workers’ compensation insurance carrier.
The insurance company will then launch an investigation to determine the validity of the claim, and either deny or accept it. If your claim is denied, we can investigate the reasons for the denial and work to ensure that your rights are not being violated. At The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C., our New Jersey workers' compensation lawyer will work to ensure that you receive the benefits that you deserve.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim for Benefits?
In the state of New Jersey, all injured workers are given two years from the date that they were injured to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits; however, you shouldn't wait until the deadline approaches to file your claim. You are required to immediately notify your employer of the accident and any resulting injuries.
How Long Will it Take to Start Receiving Benefits?
Assuming that your workers' compensation claim is properly filed, and subsequently approved, you can expect to start receiving temporary disability benefits within two weeks from the date the workers’ compensation doctor says you are temporarily unable to return to work.
Obtaining Your Experienced Advocacy
Hiring a lawyer to help with your New Jersey workers compensation injury is a big decision. It’s always best to ask for information about the lawyer you are considering to represent you. Since 1987, we have been helping injured workers obtain the maximum amounts for their claims. We have recovered millions in damages for injured workers.
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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.