When there is an accident in the workplace and someone gets hurt, the first course of action – right after tending to the medical emergency – is to file for Workers’ Compensation benefits. In most cases in New Jersey, you will not be able to sue your employer, but you can take advantage of government-mandated Workers’ Comp insurance your employer must carry for you and other workers.
It should be easy enough to get the benefits you need. Unfortunately, one-size-doesn’t-fit-all when it comes to insurance carriers. You can file the paperwork only to find out that the insurance company is denying your claim. Now, your medical bills are piling up and you are off work losing pay while recuperating. What do you do next? Can you fight “City Hall?”
With the help of the experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Team Law, you can absolutely fight for your right to Worker’s Compensation benefits including medical treatment, replacement pay and even a cash settlement, depending on the severity of your injuries.
Now, here’s the problem: in an effort to cut costs, insurance carriers may try to deny your claim for one of several reasons. They may even deny part of your claim, hoping you will go away with whatever they give you. Reasons why your claim may be denied include:
- They don’t think your injury is serious enough to qualify for benefits
- They think your injury/accident took place off the worksite
- The Workers’ Comp doctor says you don’t need medical treatment
However, at Team Law, we know you didn’t ask to get injured. We also know you are legally entitled to these benefits if you are injured in a workplace accident. We aren’t afraid of insurance companies and we will fight for your rights.
If you’re being given the run-around from your employer or its insurance carrier regarding your claim, you need to talk to an experienced and qualified Workers’ Compensation attorney right away. The sooner your claim goes through, the sooner you can focus on healing, getting back to work and providing for your family.
Don’t become a victim of the waiting game. The attorneys at Team Law have an extensive history of helping clients with their Workers’ Compensation claims. Call us today for a free consultation so we can help you move on with your life.