Workers’ Compensation Attorneys In Monmouth County
If you are injured on the job in New Jersey and need to seek medical attention, you may qualify for compensation under the state’s workers’ compensation laws. Injured parties may be able to recover medical expenses, temporary disability pay or compensation for permanent partial disability — or any combination of the three work injury benefits.
Workers’ compensation claims can be filed for injuries that occur from a single accident (regardless of who was at fault) or injuries that occur over time and are a direct result of the responsibilities for your occupation.
If your injuries were caused by a third party or resulted from a defective product, you may also be able to file a personal injury claim. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can review the facts of your case and pursue full compensation.
Many injured workers are surprised to discover that it is not always as simple as filing a claim and waiting for the checks to arrive. An employer’s insurance provider may deny an injured worker’s claim, stating among other things that the injury did not occur on the job or it was a pre-existing condition that was not related to work.
Appealing A Denied Claim
The experienced workers’ compensation lawyers at Deitch & Perone, P.C., help injured workers through the claims filing process and also advocate for workers when it is necessary to appeal a denied claim. It is important to know a denied claim is not the end of the road. We have a strong track record of obtaining benefits for injured workers who initially had their claims denied.
The important first step if you are injured at work is to report the injury to your supervisor and complete a written report of the accident. You should seek medical attention for your injuries and keep detailed records of any diagnosis and treatment you receive. These records may be important if you end up appealing a denied claim.
If your initial claim is denied, there are a number of steps that you can take to have the decision reversed. We will guide you through the process and advocate on your behalf. You only pay attorney fees if we are successful obtaining compensation for you. Our fees are set by the Workers’ Compensation Court and cannot exceed 20 percent of your recovery.
Contact Deitch & Perone, P.C.
It is important to act in a timely fashion. A claim must be filed within two years of the date of the injury or the last payment of compensation, whichever is later. If you are wrestling with a denied workers’ compensation claim, contact us to schedule a free consultation. We will review the facts of your case and provide a candid assessment.
We work with clients throughout Monmouth County and across central New Jersey.