How To File Workers’ Compensation Claims in New Jersey
If you have been injured on the job or when completing work-related activities, you have a right to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can help you and your family with the medical and financial costs associated with your work-related injury. But the first step toward getting these benefits is to hire an experienced New Jersey workers’ comp lawyer to help you apply for them.
The majority of New Jersey workers’ compensation claims are denied because claimants do not fully understand the claims filing process. But we can help you understand the complex and often confusing process.
Steps to Take To Claim Workers’ Comp Benefits
The first, and most important, step is to notify your employer within specified time limits of your injury or illness. Your employer has 30 days to report the situation to its workers’ compensation insurance carrier.
The insurance agent who receives the report will then complete a First Report Injury form and submit it to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Division of Workers’ Compensation. That agency will ultimately notify you whether your claim was approved or denied.
If your claim is approved, you will be awarded benefits accordingly. If, however, your claim is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision to the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation.
We Can Help
Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be overwhelming, especially if you are unsure how to begin or what to expect. If you have undergone an amputation due to a workplace injury, you need to contact New Jersey workers’ comp lawyer Dan T. Matrafajlo at (908) 248-4404 for a free consultation. We have offices in Elizabeth, North Brunswick and Newark, New Jersey to serve you. Dan has the knowledge and skill to help you successfully file a workers’ compensation claim to get the maximum benefits you are entitled to.