How to get your medical bills paid following a workplace accident in New Jersey
Posted on Friday, May 17th, 2013
It is very important to know how to get your bills paid following a work-related accident. In New Jersey if you are injured on the job you should immediately report the accident to your supervisor and seek medical attention. Medical bills can be very high following a workplace accident and your employer is required to have workers’ compensation insurance for their employees to cover your medical bills as well as providing additional benefits.
Also under the workers compensation statute in New Jersey to get your bills paid you have to go to an authorized doctor. Therefore if your hurt on the job such as in a car accident, slip and fall accident,construction accident or as a result of a defective product, it is essential that your request from your employer the name, address and phone number of a doctor that you are authorized to see for your injuries. Many times your employer will not provide you with the identity of the authorized doctor. If you ask them and they can not provide the name of a doctor you should visit a doctor that you choose until your advised by your employer or their workers compensation insurer on who you should see for continued care.
Our Morristown workers’ compensation lawyer has handled thousands of workers compensation cases including fatal accidents, traumatic brain injuries or head injury, amputations, burns and inhalation injuries, fractures, spinal cord injuries, cervical fusions, lumbar fusions, rotator cuff tears, knee surgeries, wrist surgeries, arm surgeries, and other serious workplace injuries in New Jersey.
Our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney will also investigate your on the job accident to see if there is a potential third party claim against another company or individual. Many times we are able to bring a claim or lawsuit against another entity or person who caused your injuries which will also provide you with additional compensation for your injuries or losses. For example if you were injured while driving a car by another motorist who was at fault for your accident, you can also bring a claim against the other driver in addition to pursuing workers compensation benefits.
Contact the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm
At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, our New Jersey Workers Compensation lawyer have been handling New Jersey workers compensation claims throughout New Jersey for over 25 years. We take great pride in providing the best possible representation and treat our clients like family. All consultations are free and our Morris County Accident Lawyer never charges a fee unless there is a recovery. We have bilingual staff and we are only a phone call away. We also have 24/7 call center if you need to reach our New Jersey Workers Compensation Attorney after normal business hours. Contact us at (973) 920-7900 now to see how we can protect your rights and obtain the compensation you deserve.