The Process in New Jersey
After your work injury or when you start experiencing symptoms, it is crucial that you:
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible. Because your employer will control which doctor you treat with, you will need an attorney to help you contact the insurance adjuster so you can get the claim number and have your medical treatment approved. Once the adjuster is assigned and a claim number is provided, you should begin receiving medical treatment.
- Promptly inform your employer of the injury, preferably in writing so you have documentation of when you reported the accident. It is important to report any and all injuries you sustained, even if you are only being treated for a single injury.
- Contact an attorney. It is wise to have a discussion regarding your situation and how you can protect yourself going forward. Our attorneys are here to answer any and all questions you may have regarding your situation.
Remember, in most cases, you only have 90 days to file a New Jersey workers’ compensation claim. The longer you wait to provide notice, the more likely your employer will dispute the claim. Taking immediate action after your injury is the only way to ensure you receive the benefits and compensation you deserve.
At the end of medical treatment, you are eligible to continue receiving monetary benefits, even if you return to work for the same employer. Our attorneys can help you apply for those benefits and work to maximize your recovery.
We encourage you to contact our office as soon as possible after your injury so we can guide you through the process. Our attorneys are committed to making sure our clients are aware of their options under workers’ compensation laws, and they will confirm you have met all state requirements for filing a claim.