Denied Workers’ Compensation Benefits In New Jersey?
Getting injured at work can put your entire life on hold. Not only must you face painful recovery from your injuries, but you may be left with expensive medical bills and lost wages from missed working hours. Workers’ compensation benefits exist to provide relief for injured workers and their families. However, it is not uncommon that claims are denied. If your workers’ compensation benefits have been denied, you can file a claim with the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation.
At Fedele & Honschke Attorneys at Law, LLC, we help injured workers seek denied workers’ comp claims and get the benefits they need to treat their injuries and continue supporting their families. Located in Toms River, Fedele & Honschke, provides representation to injured workers in Ocean County, Monmouth County and throughout New Jersey during the workers’ compensation benefits appeals process.
What To Do After Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits Are Denied
After you receive notification of your claim denial, your first step is to determine the reason behind the denial. Reasons may include not filing your claim in time, no medical treatment and insufficient evidence that your injury is related to your work.
After you investigate the denial, you can prepare your appeal, which includes:
- Gathering the appropriate evidence
- Filing your appeal within the specified deadline
- Appearing for your hearing
At the hearing, a judge will oversee the case, medical evidence will be introduced and witnesses will testify. Working with an attorney who understands the legal procedures and how to build a strong case for benefits is vital to your success.
Our Brick workers’ comp attorneys assist with every stage of the claims process, including filing the initial claims petition, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses and representation during the formal hearing. Our lawyers work closely with doctors and vocational experts when building our appeals. We also interview accident witnesses, co-workers, and family and friends to determine the impact an injury has had on our clients’ lives and ability to work.
How To Appeal Denied Medical Treatment
When you are injured at work, you reasonably expect insurance to cover your treatment. Unfortunately, insurers often deny claims for medical treatment. If this happens to you, you have options to appeal your denied claim.
In New Jersey, employers control medical benefits. Injured workers can only see doctors approved by their employer and their employer’s insurance company. Oftentimes, workers feel they are not getting the medical care they need to heal from their injuries.
If you have had medical treatments denied we can help. Our lawyers file motions for medical treatment and work with outside medical experts to build strong claims that get our clients the medical treatment they need to heal.
Get Your Benefits, Contact Us Today
At Fedele & Honschke, we work on a contingency basis and routinely get injured workers more benefits than they obtain on their own. A portion of our fees are often paid by the insurance carrier. For a free consultation, contact us at 732-504-3841 or 888-898-1206.