Workers’ Compensation Claims
Workers’ compensation is a no fault insurance program that provides compensation for medical expenses and lost wages when an employee sustains an injury on the job. With workers’ compensation, injury includes temporary and permanent disability as well as occupational diseases.
To file a claim, you will need to first inform your employer of your injury. In the state of New Jersey, an employer can choose the doctor you see to verify your injury and establish how long you will be away from work.
Your Employer’s Responsibility
Once you have notified your employer of your injury, he must contact his workers’ compensation insurance carrier to file a “First Report of Injury” with the state. The employer’s insurance carrier will then evaluate the claim to determine if it is eligible for workers’ compensation. Nearly a quarter of all initial claims are denied.
What You can Do
The best way to ensure your claim is not denied or to successfully fight a denial is with the help of New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney Anthony Carbone. Mr. Carbone can work with you from your initial filing to ensure you are treated fairly and provided the benefits you are entitled to.
If you have been injured on the job in Essex or Hudson County, New Jersey, please contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone to schedule a free consultation today.