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How to Report Work Related Injuries in New Jersey
One of the most important things you need to do if you have suffered a workplace injury in New Jersey is to immediately notify your employer. Although this may seem fairly obvious, workers’ compensation insurance carriers routinely deny claims because injured employees fail to report the accident to their employers.
So, one of the most common questions that we hear as NJ workers’ comp lawyers is how to properly report a work related injury in order to avoid or prevent any potential problems with claiming workers’ compensation claims.
Giving Notice About Your Injury
New Jersey Workers’ Compensation law requires injured employees to give notice to their employer as soon as they are injured during the course of employment. You should simply tell your employer that you were hurt or injured, and explain how the injury was caused by your job.
If you are unable to give notice to your employer, you can ask another trusted individual, such as a friend, co-worker, spouse or union representative, to notify the personnel office on your behalf.
Although it may be unnecessary to notify your employer in writing, as your NJ workers’ comp lawyer, we may still advise you to do so for legal reasons. Nevertheless, the most important thing is to provide some sort of notice, whether in writing, orally or through a third party, before 90 days in order to prevent the preclusion of your workers compensation claim.
We Can Help
If you have been injured during the course of employment, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Dan T. Matrafajlo can help you get the benefits that you deserve.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with NJ workers’ comp lawyer Dan Matrafajlo, call (908) 248-4404. 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 full benefits that you deserve.