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Receiving a Fair Amount for Your Workers’ Compensation Settlement

If you have been injured on the job it is likely that you will have the option to consider a settlement negotiated by your attorney with your employer’s Workers’ Comp insurance company.  Given this opportunity it is very important to make every decision wisely, and doing so with the assistance of your experienced attorney will…Read More

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When a person who lives in New Jersey suffers a work-related injury and files a Workers’ Compensation claim to cover their medical costs and related expenses, the claims process is very different than it would be for someone injured while working in a state like California. That’s because each state has its own Workers’ Compensation…Read More

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I got hurt on the job. Can I sue my employer?
If I file for Workers’ Compensation in NJ, will I have to go to court?
Can they make me return to work before I’m ready?
Can my boss fire me for filing a Workers’ Comp Claim?
Does the Workers’ Compensation System allow me to choose my own doctor?
How much replacement pay can I get?
Can they send me back to work on light duty?
Can I work at all while I’m collecting Workers’ Comp replacement pay benefits?

Rely on Team Law’s Attorneys to Protect Your Rights If You Need to Re-Open Your NJ Workers’ Compensation Claim

When you’ve been hurt on the job and file for Workers’ Compensation benefits in the State of New Jersey, you are entitled to receive medical treatment, replacement pay and, once your medical treatment is completed, a cash award. When the Workers’ Comp judge approves your cash settlement, your case will be considered closed. However, there are some circumstances that permit the case to be reopened.

The Workers’ Compensation System in New Jersey is complicated. If you live in West New York,, Clark, East Brunswick or Jersey City, or anywhere else in NJ, speak with a skilled attorney who can help you navigate the system and get every penny you deserve for your workplace injury. For decades, Team Law has been successfully representing clients in Union, Middlesex, Essex and Hudson counties in NJ who have been injured on the job.

The Main Reason to Re-Open Your Workers’ Comp Claim

Just because you were released from medical care by your Workers’ Compensation doctor and agreed to a cash settlement on your case, it doesn’t mean your health or workplace injury can’t get worse over time. When it does, you may need additional medical benefits. Team Law has 12 offices in Essex, Union, Hudson and Middlesex counties and we serve clients throughout NJ. We can seek to re-open your claim to get you additional medical treatment.

Unfortunately, while a doctor’s report is a critical piece of evidence, it isn’t enough by itself to get the claim re-opened. We will have to prove to the Workers’ Compensation judge that your worsening condition was, indeed, caused by the original workplace injury and that there is a reason why you should be entitled to the additional benefits.

What Happens if the Insurance Company Seeks to Re-Open Your Claim?

It works both ways; your employer’s insurance carrier could decide to recover money it feels it overpaid to you. Or, it may decide you filed for workman’s comp fraudulently. If this happens, contact an attorney at Team Law right away. We will deal with the insurance company and fight for your rights.

Know the Statute of Limitations Regarding Re-Opening Your Case in Middlesex, Union, Hudson and Essex Counties in NJ

There are time limits on filing a petition to re-open a worker’s compensation claim.

  • To re-open a claim for Workers’ Comp in NJ, you must file within two years from the time of injury or within two years from the last payment of compensation
  • To re-open a claim for medical benefits, the petition must be filed within two years from the time of injury or within two years from the last payment of medical benefits

If a petition for medical benefits is not filed within this period, the worker is forever barred from filing the petition and the worker’s case as to medical benefits is permanently closed.

What if Your Settlement was Deemed “Full and Final?”

If your cased was closed and labeled “full and final settlement,” neither you nor the insurance company is allowed to re-open the case. However, there are two notable exceptions to this rule.

  • If the insurance carrier believes you committed fraud, it can seek to reopen the case
  • If either party made a mistake when submitting the facts of the case

When faced with compelling evidence on either of these two instances, a Workers’ Comp judge may agree to re-open the case. Do not go it alone; contact your Team Law Workers’ Comp attorney for skilled advice and representation.

Contact Experienced NJ Attorneys at Team Law for a Free Evaluation of Your Workers’ Comp Case Today

Whether you need assistance in filing your original claim, settling your case in front of a NJ Workers’ Comp judge or re-opening your case, Team Law can help. Contact us today for a free consultation about your case.

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"I would absolutely recommend Roy Konray and his colleagues at Team Law. Roy took his time to get to know me and my medical malpractice case. In addition to being friendly and very easy to get along with, Roy did his homework. He is very knowledgeable about medical information and came to trial prepared to fight for my rights. He kept me informed throughout the process and was on my side every step of the way. I'm sincerely grateful to have been represented by him and even more grateful for the verdict he won for me." [read more]

C. Evans, Millington, NJ / MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

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