The Benefits of Hiring a Workers Compensation Lawyer
Filing a workers compensation claim in New Jersey takes time, patience and experience. Whether you're filing a claim for temporary total disability, partial permanent disability or permanent total disability, an experienced NJ workers compensation attorney will fight for your benefits. Attorneys are familiar with the process, and they know how to get you the compensation that you need for medical expenses and lost wages. If you're preparing to file a workers compensation claim, a New Jersey attorney can assist you in many ways:
- Help you determine what documents you need to submit your claim
- Help you gather medical records and documents to support your injury
- Follow up with insurance companies to determine the status of your claim
- Develop a strategy if your claim is denied
- Request an administrative hearing with the state immediately to appeal a denial
Insurance companies and employers often try to delay the claims process when you need benefits most. If you're wondering whether you can sue your employer and still recover compensation, an attorney can answer all of your questions. If necessary, your workers compensation attorney assists you with reporting fraud, identifying medical deception or filing a complaint against the insurance company. A New Jersey workers comp lawyer also determines if you need to file a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or if you need to report an unsafe working environment to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
If you've been injured on the job, contact an experienced workers compensation attorney immediately. Since 1999, the Law Offices of Robert Olkowitz in Red Bank have worked to defend the rights of injured workers across New Jersey, and we look forward to helping you recover your benefits.