Helping Injured Workers Move Forward
A workplace accident can keep you from maintaining your income while recovering from your injuries. In these cases, New Jersey workers’ compensation is here to provide you with the resources you need to cover the costs of your workplace injury. Earning those benefits can be difficult, and it is possible to miss out on the full compensation you deserve. Thankfully, you can get help from an experienced and dedicated team.
At Weiner Mazzei LLC, we have been serving the Passaic community since the 1980s. We know the workers’ compensation process and what you need to do following an accident, and we are here to provide you with the guidance you need.
What You Should Know About Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation covers benefits such as lost income, medical expenses and rehabilitation costs for employers who suffer injuries while on the job. To help ensure you successfully receive these benefits follow these initial steps:
- Report your injury to your employer as soon as possible. By doing this, your employer can begin their own responsibilities in your workers’ compensation claim.
- Keep thorough notes of everything related to your accident. You may face questions about the accident in the future, and you want to have the necessary answers.
- Seek medical attention after your accident. No matter how small your injuries may seem to you, you need to let a doctor verify your medical condition. Keep any medical reports or documents and follow any doctor’s orders.
- Contact an experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney. A skilled lawyer can help you take the proper steps, prevent critical mistakes and minimize the time it takes to receive the compensation you deserve.
We can guide you through the workers’ compensation process and answer questions you may have along the way.
The Workers’ Compensation Process
The typical process follows the same few steps.
First, your employer will make a workers’ compensation claim with their insurer and the state workers’ compensation board office. Next, the insurance company will evaluate your claim, and one of their administrators will inform you whether or not they accept the claim and how much they intend to pay you. If you are not satisfied with the amount they offer or they denied your claim, we can help you seek better compensation or appeal a denied claim.