I often hear clients complain that their boss was not nice to them or sympathetic about their injuries after an accident at work. This is usually the driving force that brings these clients into my office to file a claim following a work-related accident.
Unfortunately, there is no recourse when an employer is not being nice to you or not calling to check in on you after you are injured at work. The only benefits you are entitled to when you are hurt at work are: medical treatment for the injuries you sustained during the accident and workers’ compensation temporary disability benefits if the authorized treating doctor takes you out of work.
You may be entitled to a settlement of your workers’ compensation claim if there is medical evidence of a permanent residual effect of your injury. You are not entitled to any benefits for the pain and suffering you had related to the injury as these are not included in New Jersey workers’ compensation.
When you hire a workers’ compensation attorney to help you with your case, we are able to assist with all aspects of your claim. We can help you to get the medical care that you need and we will file a motion with the court requesting authorized treatment if it is not being provided by the insurance company for your employer. We will also help you to get a settlement of your claim by collecting your medical records once treatment has ended and sending you to an independent medical doctor for an evaluation. The opinion of that doctor will help us to negotiate a settlement of your case.
If you are interested in finding out what we can do to help you with your workers’ compensation case, please call one of the attorneys in our workers’ compensation group. We would be happy to offer you a free consultation in order to review your case and discuss your possible course of actions.