Steps to safeguard your right to workers’ compensation

| Mar 31, 2017 | Workplace Injuries

At the Law Office of Jack L. Stillman, we’ve been seeking workers’ compensation benefits on behalf of injured New Jersey workers for over a quarter decade. In this time, we’ve become highly familiar with New Jersey workers’ compensation law, and we know exactly what it takes to get you approved for the highest level of benefits available for your injuries.

Every workplace injury case is different, but one thing is important to remember. The steps you take in the days and weeks following your work-caused injury can make or break your case for financial compensation. Here are a few steps you’ll want to take to safeguard your rights after an injury:

— Tell your employer that you’ve been hurt immediately after the accident.

— Get medical treatment for your injury.

— Get a workers’ compensation claim form from your boss.

— On the claim form, say how your injury happened and describe it in detail.

— Describe the extent to which your injury is preventing you from carrying out your normal job duties.

— Save all your medical records and write down the dates of your medical appointments. Also, make a note of mileage you’ve incurred on your vehicle in order to arrive at your medical-related appointments.

— Keep records and receipts of any amount paid for medicine and doctor visits.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve already filed for benefits, if you’ve been denied benefits, or if you’ve yet to file a claim. The Law Office of Jack A. Stillman will fight for your right to workers’ compensation benefits.

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