Things to Do to Ensure That You Get All the Benefits You Deserve
If you’re hurt in a work-related accident in New Jersey, you have a right to seek benefits through a workers’compensation claim, provided you can show that you were hurt and that the injury occurred during the course of your employment. It sounds like a relatively straightforward process, but there are many obstacles to getting the compensation to which you are entitled. Here are some things you can do to help ensure that you get maximum payment for your injuries:
- Get treated immediately—Don’t wait until a break or until your shift is over. Doing so may give the workers’ compensation insurance company or your employer cause to suggest that your injuries are not serious. Immediate treatment also ensures that you have the broadest range of treatment options.
- Don’t wait to notify your employer—There’s no benefit to be gained by not telling your employer immediately after the injury. Waiting to report the injury may give your employer a basis for believing your injuries are not serious.
- Hire an experienced workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible—Your lawyer will be able to move quickly to preserve evidence and gather information about witnesses.
- File your workers’ compensation claim as soon as you can—This ensures that you won’t lose benefits as a result of a missed deadline.
- Assume you’re being watched—It’s common practice for workers’ compensation insurance companies to send out private detectives to observe your day-to-day activities. Don’t engage in activities that might be used as evidence that your injuries are not legitimate or not as serious as alleged.
Contact the Law Office of Howard D. Popper
At the Law Office of Howard D. Popper, we can help protect your rights. For a free initial consultation to discuss your options after a work-related accident, contact our office online or call 973-993-8787 to set up an appointment. We have offices in Morristown and Newton.
We handle all car accident injury claims on a contingent-fee basis. You won’t pay any attorney fees unless we recover damages for your losses.