Guiding You Through the Workers’ Compensation Claims Process
The period of time after a work-related accident can be chaotic. Not only are you facing a painful injury or serious illness, but you are also contending with mounting bills and time missed at work. The attorneys at Jacobs, Schwalbe & Petruzzelli, P.C. can help you file a workers’ compensation claim to support you financially while you recover.
The workers’ compensation process can be overwhelming, but the right lawyers can help you file a successful claim. Multiple Jacobs, Schwalbe & Petruzzelli, P.C. lawyers are certified in workers’ compensation law in New Jersey, a distinction that honors their experience and knowledge in this area of law. When you work with us, we will ensure that you understand your rights and consider all your options.
Here For You Every Step of the Way
The first step in the workers’ compensation claims process is to notify your employer of the injury as soon as possible. Depending on the type of injury, you may only have between 48 hours and 14 days to give your employer proper notice. You also need to seek medical attention right away. You will need to go to the hospital or provider authorized by your employer’s insurance.
Your employer or their insurer will then have 21 days to file a report of injury with the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation. The insurance company will likely contact you, your employer and your medical provider to determine whether you have a valid claim. If the insurer finds that you have a valid claim, then you should start receiving medical and temporary disability benefits. If your injury is severe and is preventing you from returning to work, you may meet the eligibility requirements for permanent partial disability and permanent total disability benefits.
Sometimes, your employer’s insurance carrier may rule against you and refuse to accept your claim. The lawyers at Jacobs, Schwalbe & Petruzzelli, P.C. can guide you through the appeals process so that you can get the benefits you need to move forward.
Discuss Your Claim With Board-Certified Attorneys Today
Our workers’ compensation attorneys at Jacobs, Schwalbe & Petruzzelli, P.C. understand how overwhelming the process can be. We are here to help you through every step of the claims process. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 856-528-7991 or complete an online contact form to get in touch. The Jacobs, Schwalbe & Petruzzelli, P.C. team can assist you in Spanish and English for your convenience.