Suffering a serious injury on the job is a difficult experience for any worker to endure. The situation may seem overwhelming if an employer disputes the injured worker’s claim to benefits or the company’s workers’ compensation insurance administrator refuses to pay an injury claim.
Our guide, entitled “Getting the Benefits You Deserve: Everything You Need to Know About Your Workers’ Compensation Claim,” has detailed information to help injured workers in New Jersey and New York understand their rights under the workers’ compensation law and the benefits they are entitled to receive after a workplace injury.
The guide was written by Steven Cohen, Esq., chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Section of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. It was based on Mr. Cohen’s more than 20 years of experience protecting clients, addressing their workplace accident questions and standing up for their rights to full workers’ compensation benefits. It’s written in a straightforward style that is easy to understand. It offers helpful information about common mistakes that can cause a claim to be rejected and how to avoid those. It explodes some myths about workers’ compensation. It also offers some questions to ask an attorney before retaining him or her to handle your workers’ compensation case. Choosing the right attorney who focuses on workers’ compensation law can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
The workers’ compensation attorneys at Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. are available to review your injury and discuss your legal options. Workers’ compensation insurance, which most employers in New Jersey and New York are required to carry, provides benefits to employees who are injured in workplace accidents, regardless of fault, or develop work-related illnesses. Our skilled attorneys have helped many injured workers in New York and New Jersey secure benefits to cover their medical treatment and replace their lost wages. We can call upon a large network of experts to develop your claim and help you secure all the benefits allowed by law.
We trust that reading our guide will help you recognize that you may have some options, even if your claim has been denied initially. The guide is free. Your copy is available by filling out the request form.
What Every Injured Worker in N.Y. and N.J. Should Know
Understanding how to avoid the missteps that could wreck your workers’ compensation claim is really important. The guide covers nine common mistakes. Here is a sampling of the kind of mistakes that are covered in more detail in the guide.
- Failing to Notify Your Employer of Your Workplace Injury—The most important step you can do if you are injured at work is to report the accident to your employer. It is important to report the accident in writing and follow the guidelines in your company’s personnel manual for reporting workplace accidents. As a general rule, injured employees should notify their employer in writing of a workplace accident within 30 days. But more time may be allowed under special circumstances.
- Failing to Follow the Doctor’s Prescribed Course of Treatment—If you have been injured at work and you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits, you need to follow the directions of the doctor who is treating you and attend all follow-up appointments and physical therapy sessions. You should not skip an appointment. If you fail to keep the appointments, the insurer may move to cancel your workers’ compensation benefits.
- Failing to Request a Second Opinion—While you have to receive medical care from a doctor provided by your employer or the insurance provider, you still have a right to get a second opinion if you disagree with the doctor’s course of treatment. For example, if the treating doctor has released you to return to work, but you disagree with that decision, you should ask the workers’ compensation administrator to authorize a second option. You may need the help of a workers’ compensation lawyer to advocate on your behalf and obtain a second opinion.
There are other common missteps and omissions that can undermine your workers’ compensation claim. Request a copy of our guide to read all nine of the common mistakes that wreck workers’ compensation claims.
What Are the Most Important Questions to Ask a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?
Selecting the right lawyer to handle your workers’ compensation claim requires some research and asking the right questions such as:
How many years of experience does your firm have representing injured workers?
For example, Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. has more than 30 years of experience protecting injured workers and their families.
Why You Should Choose Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. as Your Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
- You deserve individual attention and respect because you are the injured worker and you need help.
- We fight for you, and you only pay us if we obtain workers’ compensation benefits for you through a settlement or jury verdict.
- We have more than 30 years of experience serving injured employees like you.
- We serve clients in all 21 counties in New Jersey and all New York Boroughs.
- We have helped more than 30,000 injured people and their families.
- Consultations about your workers’ compensation issue are free and confidential.
- Our on-staff doctors are available to review your workers’ compensation legal medical issues.
- We have more than 10 convenient locations to meet and review your case.
- We can meet with you at your home or hospital if your injury limits your mobility.
- We have highly trained staff to answer your question.
- Twelve languages are spoken by our staff, so we speak your language.
- More than $450 million has been recovered for our clients through the years.
- If there is a possibility that someone else caused or contributed to your injury, we will find them and sue them as a third party case.