Was Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied?
If you are injured on the job in New Jersey and submit a workers’ compensation claim, you may be notified that your claim has been denied. This does not mean it is invalid. In many cases, a workers’ compensation lawyer can help you obtain benefits.
There are several grounds for a possible denial of benefits. One of the most common is that the injuries have been determined to be unrelated to the job. While it is true that some medical conditions may not be job-related, there are many cases where injuries or conditions are aggravated, accelerated or exacerbated by the job effort and, thus, compensable in workers’ compensation. An employee who has been denied workers’ compensation benefits on this basis should immediately contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to obtain a legal assessment as to whether the denial was appropriate.
If you are challenging a denied workers’ compensation claim and receiving medical treatment outside of the workers’ compensation system, it is important to carefully document the physician’s reports regarding treatments and your ability or inability to perform your job. We assist our clients to obtain the medical treatment they need through the workers’ compensation system.
At Selikoff & Cohen, P.A., in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, we have extensive experience advocating on behalf of individuals who have had claims for workers’ compensation benefits denied. It is important to have that kind of knowledge and experience on your side, whether you are appealing a denied claim or fighting for increased benefits to cover all of your medical costs and lost wages.
Workers’ Compensation Claims Lawyer in Cherry Hill Area
We assist our clients who have had their claims denied file a formal workers’ compensation claim petition and a motion seeking benefits before the Department of Labor, Division of Workers’ Compensation.
The first step is a hearing before a workers’ compensation judge, who will determine whether benefits were appropriately denied under the circumstances. It is critical at this hearing to have an experienced, aggressive workers’ compensation attorney fighting for the benefits you rightly deserve.
It is also important that any injured employee understands that there are time limits for filing claims. If a claim is not filed in time, benefits can be denied.