At Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, one of our primary areas of practice is helping individuals obtain workers’ compensation benefits for job-related injuries. Our blog regularly features articles with information that can help employees who have been injured on the job. Let’s take a look back at some recent highlights.
How to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim
The most important thing to keep in mind about workers’ compensation claims is that you need to report your injuries to your employer as soon as possible. Unnecessary delays can harm your chances of receiving maximum compensation. You are also required to see your employer’s designated doctor, and reporting the accident promptly will ensure that you can seek reimbursement for your medical expenses.
Workers’ Compensation Medical Care – What You Need to Know
However, what if your employer’s designated doctor doesn’t provide adequate care? You are entitled to see another doctor, but in order to do so you must deal with your employer’s insurance company. If they put up a fight, you may have to appear before a Judge of Workers’ Compensation.
Temporary Medical and Wage Compensation for NJ Workers’ Comp
Unlike damages in a personal injury case, workers’ compensation benefits are limited to reimbursement for medical expenses and lost time from work. Nevertheless, there are limits on these as well – and the insurance company will likely fight to pay you as little as possible. Our attorneys can help make sure you receive the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled for your workplace injury.
Is it Possible to Obtain Workers’ Compensation from a Car Accident?
Yes! If you drive for a living or if you are traveling on business, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for injuries sustained in a vehicle collision. Car accidents are actually the most common cause of work-related injuries.
However, since there are typically multiple insurance companies involved in an auto accident, it can often be difficult to convince your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer that you are entitled to benefits. We have experience representing clients in these types of claims.
Do You Have a WEAR and TEAR™ Injury?
Along with injuries sustained in car crashes, another of the more-frequent workers’ compensation claims is for what we call WEAR and TEAR™ injuries. These are injuries that arise from repetitive activities rather than isolated incidents. If you have a disc abnormality, rotator cuff injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, or any other condition that is due to your daily work activities, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
New Jersey Statute of Limitations for Workers’ Compensation Claims
You only have a limited amount of time to file a claim for workers’ compensation. If you contact us soon after your injury, we can make sure you don’t run out of time.
Experienced Representation for NJ Workers’ Compensation Claims
If you have been injured on the job, the attorneys at Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo can help you obtain compensation for your losses. Call 888-675-7607 or contact us to schedule a free consultation today.