When to get a workers’ compensation lawyer?
Over 30 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.
When to get a workers’ compensation lawyer?
Over 30 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

When to get a workers’ compensation lawyer?

If you have been injured in a workplace accident, it is best to reach out to a workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible. There are a few reasons why you should not delay in contacting a lawyer.

You will not receive benefits until you file a claim

Until you start the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim, you will not receive benefits. While the thought of bringing a workers’ comp claim after a serious workplace injury may seem overwhelming, in reality, once you hire an attorney, they will handle every aspect of your claim, allowing you to focus on your recovery. 
 
There are strict filing requirements in workers’ compensation claims

The workers’ compensation system imposes strict deadlines that injured workers must follow to maintain eligibility for benefits. There is a two-year statute of limitations in New Jersey workers’ compensation claims. This means that if you file a claim after two years, the Court will dismiss your claim, and you will not be able to obtain benefits. However, in cases involving an occupational illness, you have two years from the date you discovered your condition and that it was related to your job. You must notify your employer of your injuries as soon as possible.

Your attorney will need to investigate the accident and prepare your claim

The moment you hire a workers’ compensation lawyer, they will spring into action preparing your claim. However, this can take time, and a lawyer’s job becomes more difficult the longer you wait to contact them. For example, locating witnesses months or years after an accident can be difficult. Obtaining employment and medical records can also be challenging if you wait too long to contact an attorney. The better option is to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible after the accident.

Workers’ comp claims can take a while to resolve

While the workers’ compensation system is designed to provide injured workers with a relatively quick way to obtain benefits, the process can still take months. Thus, rather than wait, reach out to a workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible to get the process started, so you can quickly obtain the benefits you need and deserve.

If you have already started the process of filing a workers’ comp claim yet realized how complex the process is, it is not too late to retain an experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer to handle your claim.

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