Workers’ Compensation In New Jersey: An Overview
When you’ve been injured on the job, you may be entitled to compensation. Having an attorney who can build the strongest possible case is of the utmost importance. If you don’t, you run the risk of your claim being denied. Law Office of Jack L. Stillman, P.A., has helped clients throughout New Jersey. No matter where you are at in the process, we can help.
What You Should Know
Each state has laws put in place in order to protect workers. Besides federal companies, your employer is legally required to provide workers’ compensation insurance. You have 21 days to give the appropriate parties notice of any injury you have sustained. They then have the responsibility, along with the insurance company, to investigate your claim. It’s important to know that if you wait longer than 120 days, you may lose the opportunity to receive compensation.
The company you work for has two options. It can either deny your claim or can begin paying you up to two-thirds of your weekly wage. It might ask you to see a designated health care professional in order to confirm any injuries. The sooner you get this done, the sooner you can start to receive benefits. These can include covering the costs of medical visits, medicine and any necessary surgery. Communication is key, and it is important that your employer establishes clear procedures.
We Can Help; Call Today
Many people walk through our doors and aren’t sure of their rights. We can examine your case and present you with all of the possible options. Our goal is to guide you in the right direction while helping you make informed decisions. You can expect individualized attention every step of the way. Call our office in Manalapan today at 732-333-8942 or fill out our contact form.