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Can I handle my own workers’ compensation claim?

If you have been injured at work, it is best to contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to assist you in getting the benefits you need. The workers’ compensation system is complex and confusing. Trying to fill out the right documents, file them on time and produce the proper proof is precisely what a workers’ compensation attorney can do for you. 

An attorney well versed in the system knows exactly what proof you need, what documents need to be filed, what medical proof is required, and when to file according to specified deadlines. If you do not file a formal claim, you are unlikely to collect the benefits you are entitled to, and your rights to medical treatment may be compromised. To collect workers’ compensation, you need to file a formal claim with the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation courts. Only an experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney can protect your legal rights in this process.

Some workers are hesitant to file a claim, as they think that they may lose their jobs for doing so. It is against the law for an employer to fire a worker or to discriminate against them for filing a workers’ compensation claim. If you are let go, speak to a workers’ compensation attorney.

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