Workers’ Comp – Denied Claims
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Most people who work in New Jersey are covered under NJ workers’ compensation laws in the event that they suffer an injury or an illness on the job. That’s because lawmakers long ago recognized that a person who is injured, or who becomes sick, while performing work-related tasks should not have to pay the bill for their subsequent medical expenses, including surgery, hospitalization, and rehabilitation and physical therapy. Moreover, an injured employee deserves to be compensated for their lost wages if they have to miss time from work during their recovery process. However, the unfortunate reality is that sometimes an employer, or their insurance company, wrongly denies a valid workers’ compensation claim, putting the onus on the injured employee to pay for everything on their own.
Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC is a legal team that represents injured employees in workers’ compensation claims, as well as appeals of denied claims, throughout New Jersey, including Morris County, Bergen County, Camden County, Essex County, Hudson County, Passaic County and Union County. It is important for you to act quickly because there is a limited time period – two years from the date on which you sustained your injury or discovered your occupational illness – in which you must file an appeal of your denied workers’ compensation claim. Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our qualified workers’ compensation lawyers and explore your options.
You can expect that the insurance company will contest your workers’ compensation claim, whether you sustained a workplace injury or suffer from an occupational illness. Many insurance companies choose to contest perfectly reasonable workers’ comp claims because they prioritize profits and money over the health and safety of workers. In fact, some insurance companies will automatically deny a claim for workers’ compensation benefits and then wait for the injured worker to file an appeal of the denied claim. The reality is that a majority of NJ workers’ comp claims are initially denied. Additionally, your employer could dispute your workers’ compensation claim because they do not want to see their insurance premiums get raised when the insurance company has to pay for an injured worker’s significant medical costs.
There are various reasons that you may want to appeal your employer’s initial decision on a workers’ compensation claim:
If your workers’ compensation claim was denied, you probably need to speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. The knowledgeable, aggressive workers’ comp lawyers at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC will help you navigate the complicated NJ workers’ compensation appeals process. We will fight to get you the compensation you need, want and deserve for your job-related injuries. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at one of our offices in Morristown, Cherry Hill, Clifton, East Brunswick, Newark or Scotch Plains.