New Jersey Workers’ Comp Attorneys
Although the process of filing your workers’ compensation claim might seem straightforward, the truth is, obtaining workers’ compensation benefits for a work-related injury is more complicated than most people realize. Just because you have an injury and filed a claim, does not necessarily mean you will be compensated fairly for all of your damages. This can be devastating if your injuries end up leaving you permanently disabled.
Always Report Workplace Injuries
If you want to recover the full amount of compensation you are entitled to, you must report your injury or occupational illness to your employer. If you wait too long to report your injury, the insurance company will have a reason to suspect your injuries aren’t severe, which means they might challenge or deny your claim.
If your injury requires immediate attention, get to a doctor as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of the injury, you might need to visit a doctor approved by your employer’s insurance company.
Some injured workers struggle to get their benefits because their employer doesn’t believe they are really injured. This tends to happen with “invisible” injuries and cumulative trauma injuries, such as back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. Because some of these injuries can’t be detected with x-rays or other imaging technology, the complaint might not be taken seriously by the employer and the worker’s claim will be denied. This is why it is crucial to consult with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to find out how to file a strong claim.
We Are Here to Help With Your Claim
Do you need help filing your claim for a workplace injury? Has your employer denied a claim you recently filed? Were you awarded workers’ comp benefits but it is not enough to cover your medical expenses? At Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, we are dedicated to assisting clients throughout New Jersey with their workers’ compensation cases. We have years of experience and the extensive resources you need to secure a fair case result.
Call (201) 870-1909 to request a free consultation with one of our workers’ compensation lawyers in New Jersey. Don’t hesitate, call today. We are here to serve you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Do I need an attorney if I've already been offered a settlement?
The offer you received from the insurance company is almost certainly less than what you are entitled to, by a significant margin. Insurance companies, just like any other business, are structured to maximize their own profits, and in addition to offering a minimal amount in any settlement, they will also commonly employ aggressive tactics against claimants like you to discourage requests for full compensation. We can not only advise you of what your case is really worth, but also provide skilled representation to help you recover damages.
How much is my case worth?
Each personal injury case is unique, and your attorney will consult with you in detail to help you determine the full value of your claim. In any fair settlement, you should expect to receive enough money to cover all your medical bills, from emergency treatment at the scene of the accident to rehabilitative care to help you fully recover. Claims of this nature should also cover the amount of income you will lose due to the injury from missing work or inability to perform on your job, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced.
How long will it take to resolve my case?
A variety of factors will play into how long it takes to get your insurance settlement, from the availability of evidence to support your claim to how cooperative the insurance company is and how effectively you can prepare your case. At our firm, our legal team takes every case seriously and we will do everything possible to achieve a successful resolution for you. We will also keep you informed throughout the entire process about what you may be up against and how long you can expect your case to take.