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.