Most people who receive a Claim Acceptance Letter from workers’ compensation are so pleased that they were not denied, they do not bother reading the letter in its entirety. This is a mistake that could be costly in the long run. The New Jersey workers’ compensation law is complex and can be confusing and difficult to navigate.
Be sure to read the claim acceptance letter carefully. Make sure it gives a thorough explanation of your injuries and includes all of your injuries. If it specifies only one part of the body, i.e. lumbar strain and you have additional injuries, you will need to have the letter amended immediately. Waiting could cause claims for other injuries to be denied.
Request that the adjuster send an amended claim acceptance letter which specifically states all injuries. Whether your claim is accepted or denied, it’s important to get legal representation from a qualified attorney who specializes in New Jersey workers’ compensation cases.
Clients in New Jersey turn to Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo when they need a workers’ compensation attorney because our talented team of attorneys will work tirelessly to protect their rights.