workers' compensation lawyers

Workers' compensation is a well-established safety net for both employers and employees in the event of on-the-job injuries. Employers are supposed to be protected from the prospect of expensive lawsuits when workers are hurt on the job. Injured workers, on the other hand, are supposed to have the assurance that their medical bills will be paid and their lost wages will be replaced when a workplace injury leaves them unable to work.

Whatever the challenges you face in connection with a New Jersey workers' compensation claim, King, Kitrick, Jackson & McWeeney, LLC, can help. When we evaluate your workplace injury matter, our lawyers may discover that you have a viable third-party liability claim. We can help you file a personal injury claim against a product manufacturer, a subcontractor or another responsible individual or company.

Contact a workers' compensation attorney at our office today at (732) 920-8383. We can answer your questions regarding a delayed or denied claim.

The premise of workers' compensation sounds straightforward, but in fact, it is full of complexities. The 2010 version of New Jersey's workers' compensation law was 150 pages long. It is unrealistic to expect lay people to understand how to assert their full rights to compensation after an injury on the job. Yet if you suffered a serious or catastrophic injury or lost a loved one in a fatal work accident in Ocean County, you need and deserve compensation at a maximum available level.

After a workplace injury or on-the-job accident in New Jersey, you should of course notify your employer or your employer's human resources (HR) office. You should also talk to an attorney if the workers' comp injury is very serious and you expect to incur major medical bills or miss work for more than a few days. Workers' compensation is supposed to pay for your medical treatment, but it is not uncommon for employees seeking benefits to encounter obstacles.

Benefits denials: Your employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier may downplay the seriousness of your injuries and deny your claim for benefits or pay too little.
• Retaliation: Your employer may retaliate by firing or demoting you after you have reported an injury.
• Doctor demands: The workers' compensation insurance company or your employer may demand that you see a doctor chosen by one of them rather than allowing you to work with your own doctor.
• Pressure to return to work: Your employer or the insurance carrier may pressure you to return to work before you feel able.
• Benefits delays: The workers' compensation insurance company may play a "delay" game, creating gaps in your much-needed medical care and/or monthly living expenses.

If your claim for workers' compensation benefits has been denied, we may be able to file a workers' compensation appeal in order to attempt to have the denial overturned. Contact a workers' compensation attorney at our office today at (732) 920-8383. We can answer your questions regarding a delayed or denied claim.

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