Trenton Permanent Disability Benefits Lawyer
We Handle Workers’ Comp Claims in Pennington & Trenton, NJ
Many workers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania suffer serious work-related injuries temporarily or permanently inhibit a person’s ability to perform certain job tasks. In some instances, an injured person may be unable to return to work at all. So, while you have never anticipated filing a claim for workers’ compensation, you may find yourself in a position to do just that — to protect your legal rights.
Hamilton Permanent Disability Benefits Law Firm
If you have partial or total disability as a result of an on-the-job accident, even if you are able to return to work, you may be entitled to permanent disability benefits. To make sure you are receiving all of the medical disability benefits to which you are entitled, you should seek the assistance of skilled legal counsel. The experienced legal team at Cohen & Riechelson is comprised of knowledgeable workers’ comp attorneys who will go to bat for you and handle your workers’ compensation claim. Give us a call or fill out our contact us form and hit SEND.
How to Receive Workers’ Compensation Permanent Disability Awards
Most employees are covered under NJ and PA workers’ compensation laws because employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. In New Jersey, workers are protected by the Rules of the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation, which enforces workers’ compensation rules and processes claims regardless of who was at fault for your injury. This is because both New Jersey and Pennsylvania are no-fault states for workers’ compensation coverage.
You only have a certain amount of time to file a workers’ comp claim in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, so it is imperative that you do not delay. You have a small window — as short as three months — to notify your employer of an injury, and then you have just two years from the date of injury to file a formal workers’ comp claim.
Depending on the severity of your injuries, may be entitled to permanent disability benefits. If you are unable to work for a fixed period of time, you could be entitled to temporary disability benefits. An experienced workers’ comp attorney can help you determine the type of disability award for which you qualify.
Specialized legal experience is often required to navigate the workers’ compensation process. In the event that your employer opposes your claim for a permanent disability award, you will need to argue your case before a workers’ compensation judge. In New Jersey, workers’ compensation claims are heard in front of a special court that is devoted to workers’ compensation cases. Many times, employers and their insurance companies contest workers’ comp claims and come to court dates and hearings with high-priced legal representation. Do not try to fight them by yourself.
How Can You Maximize Your Permanent Disability Award?
The amount of money you receive as your permanent disability award is determined by the court. You must be examined by both your and your employer’s doctor. Since your permanent disability award is based in large part upon assessments made by your doctor and an independent doctor hired by your employer, it is important that your doctor be a skilled medical professional capable of conducting a thorough evaluation and writing a detailed report of your disability.
Our workers’ compensation lawyers will work to help you find a competent doctor to assess and write a report describing the extent of your disability. We have relationships with a number of highly regarded medical professionals who are experienced in examining medical records to determine the level of a disability. They are familiar with the requirements of the workers’ compensation court in establishing the extent of an injury as it relates to an ongoing disability in these cases.
Call Cohen & Riechelson; We Are Your Legal Counsel for Complex Workers’ Compensation Cases in PA & NJ
At Cohen & Riechelson, we will be your “go to guys” through the entire legal process. We will answer your questions and advise you of the full range of medical disability benefits you are entitled to under workers’ compensation law. We will work with you to gather medical records, collect evidence, interview witnesses and gather any other documentation needed for your case. When your day in court arrives, we will be there by your side to fight for your needs.
Call us today or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.