WHEN YOU’VE BEEN TURNED DOWN FOR BENEFITS, NJ WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYERS FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS
construction site accident in Fort Lee, a slip and fall in Eatontown, repetitive stress injury in Toms River or chemical exposure in Lakewood, you have a right to file for New Jersey Workers’ Compensation benefits. However, while you are entitled to file for benefits – including medical treatment, replacement pay and, depending on the extent of your injuries, a cash award – your employer and its insurance carrier don’t have to automatically accept your claim.
If you are turned down for benefits for any reason, you can appeal the decision with the help of an experienced lawyer. Contact the skilled Workers’ Compensation lawyers at the Wilton Law Firm. We have offices in Englewood, Middletown and Galloway Township near Atlantic City, NJ. We will take on your employer’s Workers’ Comp insurance carrier and fight for your right to the benefits you deserve.
REASONS WHY YOUR WORKERS’ COMP CLAIM MAY BE TURNED DOWN
It all comes down to money. Your employer’s insurance carrier wants to limit how much money it has to pay and will often seek to deny claims that may appear suspicious. Often, workers simply “go away” when a claim is denied, and this is exactly what the Workers’ Comp insurance company is hoping will happen.
However, if you appeal the decision and are able to prove your injuries did, in fact, happen as you reported, you will get the full benefits you are entitled to receive under NJ Workers’ Comp law. It’s important to note that, while the insurance company can deny and even fight your claim for benefits, you will eventually receive the benefits you deserve if you’ve sustained a true workplace injury. That’s the law.
Your employer and/or its insurance company may deny your claim to Workers’ Comp benefits if they believe:
- You are faking your injury – If they believe your claim is just an attempt to get time off of work, they may very well deny the claim.
- Your injury didn’t happen on the job – It happens all the time, according to the Workers’ Comp insurance companies. People get hurt at home or somewhere else and then come to work and claim the injury occurred at the worksite. Be prepared to counter this argument if your employer tries to deny your Workers’ Comp claim.
- You injury isn’t serious enough to require medical treatment – This happens a lot, as well. You don’t get to choose which doctor provides you with medical treatment; the insurance company’s chosen Workers’ Comp doctor will examine you. If he or she doesn’t believe your injury is serious enough to warrant a Workers’ Compensation claim, you may find yourself fighting for benefits.
Regardless of the reason your claim was denied, we invite you to contact the experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyers at the Wilton Law Firm. Whether your injury occurred in Freehold, Margate or Fort Lee, we’ll take on the insurance company on your behalf and we’ll fight to make sure you get the benefits you deserve including medical treatment, maximum replacement pay and, when the time comes to negotiate for a cash award for your injuries, we’ll be by your side.
Contact the Wilton Law Firm for a Free Consultation About Your Denied Workers’ Comp Claim Today
It may seem beyond unfair. Here you are, a hard-working employer who got hurt on the job and your employer or their insurance company is trying to deny or limit your Workers’ Compensation benefits. We can help. Contact our offices in Middletown, Galloway or Englewood, NJ today. We’ll discuss your case and work tirelessly on your behalf to get you the Workers’ Comp benefits you deserve.