Important Guidelines for Workers’ Compensation Claims in New Jersey
Over 35 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.
Important Guidelines for Workers’ Compensation Claims in New Jersey
Over 35 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

Important Guidelines for Workers’ Compensation Claims in New Jersey

According to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the number of reported accidents in 2022 by NJ workers injured on the job was 141,594. To ensure a successful recovery from your workplace injury, New Jersey workers should be mindful to follow several very important guidelines. These include:

  • Make sure you keep your appointments with your company authorized treating doctor.
  • You must treat with an authorized company doctor – if you decide to see your own personal doctor for your work injury, the workers’ compensation insurance carrier will likely refuse to pay your doctor’s medical bills.
  • When you are eventually released by the treating doctor from your company’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier, and are therefore advised you can return to work, you must return to work. Should you decide to not return to work, your company may note this as an “unexcused absence.” You should communicate with your treating doctor should you not feel you can return to work because of your injury.
  • You may be required to be examined by a doctor chosen by your employer’s insurance provider to validate your disability claim. These exams are called IME (a.k.a. defense medical exam) examinations. It is important to attend this IME exam appointment, as failure to do so may jeopardize your workers’ compensation claim.

NOTE: if your workers’ compensation insurance carrier denies approval of medical treatment recommended by your authorized treating doctor, you should immediately contact a workers’ compensation attorney. If you are out of work per the recommendation of your authorized treating doctor, you should immediately contact a workers’ compensation attorney. Your lawyer can file a motion with the workers’ compensation court to compel the workers’ compensation insurance carrier to pay for your recommended medical treatment or to pay temporary disability benefits for the time you are out of work. Our attorneys are dedicated to representing the best interests of injured workers. Contact a knowledgeable New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm to ensure your rights are protected and obtain the benefits you are entitled to.

Contact a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Injury Attorney at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm Today!

At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we have counseled and represented many clients who are injured on-the-job, and have significant experience obtaining maximum financial compensation. Our firm can help you recover the workers’ compensation benefits you need to get your life back on track after your work injury.

Our workers’ compensation lawyers have over 35 years of experience handling workers’ compensation claims, and will help you navigate the complexities of the process, so you can focus on your recovery. We have recovered over $100 million for our clients and can effectively negotiate on your behalf with even the largest insurance companies. We have successfully served thousands of clients throughout New Jersey. To learn more about how we can help you pursue a workers’ compensation claim, give us a call today at (973) 920-7900 to request a FREE and confidential consultation. You can also connect with us through our online form. There is never a fee unless we win. We have two conveniently located offices in Denville and Morristown, New Jersey.

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