What Is A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?
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What Is A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?
Over 35 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

What is a workers’ compensation lawyer?

A workers’ compensation lawyer is uniquely qualified to help injured workers apply for and obtain workers’ compensation benefits.

After a workplace accident, your immediate concerns are focused on physically recovering from your injuries. Your injuries may prevent you from returning to work. You may also require physical or occupational therapy and more. During this time, you cannot work, and the bills keep piling up. For many, this can be overwhelming. A workers’ compensation lawyer can help you understand the workers’ compensation system and how you can apply for benefits.

More specifically, a workers’ compensation lawyer will do the following to help with your claim:

Explain the process in understandable terms

The workers’ compensation system sounds simple in theory, but it can be complex in practice. Employers and their workers’ compensation insurance companies go to great lengths to make the process of obtaining benefits challenging in hopes of deterring injured workers from pursuing a claim. Having an attorney explain the process, what you will need to prove and how you can prove it can significantly reduce uncertainty and stress.

Gather necessary evidence

To obtain workers’ compensation benefits, you will need to show that you suffered a work-related injury or occupational disease. At a minimum, you will need to obtain your medical records and work records. In some cases, you will also need to present the testimony of an expert witness who can link your injuries to your work. An attorney will know how to locate all required documentation of your on-the-job injury.

Negotiate with your employer or their workers’ compensation insurance carrier

Under New Jersey state law, your employer must have workers’ compensation insurance. Thus, your claim will be filed with their insurance company. Insurance companies are notorious for keeping expenses to a minimum and go to great lengths to do so. For example, an insurance company may argue that your injury was pre-existing or not as severe as you and your doctor claims it to be. An attorney can help support your claim by presenting the insurance company with compelling evidence of your injuries and their impact on your life.

Represent you at any court hearings

Most workers’ compensation cases end in a settlement agreement. However, some require motions to get you medical treatment or end in a trial in front of a workers’ comp judge. Your attorney can appear on your behalf, and handle the hearing, so you do not have to worry about examining witnesses and presenting evidence.

Identify any other potential claims.

One of the most important roles of a workers’ compensation lawyer is to identify potential claims that you may have against other parties, i.e., third parties. For example, if someone other than your employer caused your injuries, you may also have a personal injury claim against that party. A workers’ compensation lawyer can determine if you have a third-party personal injury claim and help you effectively prepare a claim against the third party.

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