Common Mistakes when Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
If you or someone you know has been injured in a workplace accident, you may need financial help cover the cost of medical bills and lost wages. You may be entitled to financial benefits by filing a workers’ compensation claim. However, one can easily be denied these benefits if a mistake is made before or during the application process. Some of the most common mistakes people make with workers’ compensation claims include: Not filling out your application completely and correctly; Thinking your employer will file your workers’ compensation claim; Forgetting to tell your doctor that your injury occurred in an accident in the workplace. It is important to contact an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to guide you through this process successfully. To learn more about filing a worker’s compensation claim, see the Department of Labor in New Jersey for information here.
Additionally, it is important to keep in mind that there is a two-year statute of limitations which applies to workers’ compensation cases. The statute begins to run from the date of injury or the date of last payment of compensation. The later date is the one which applies.
Need help filing your claim?
Contact a workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyer at Taylor & Boguski in Mount Laurel, New Jersey to help you understand your rights and file your claim. Our attorneys will be aggressive and work hard to pursue their client’s rights to sue for damages or to obtain lost wages. Contact us online or call 800-404-5299 or 856-234-2233 for a free consultation with our office. In your consultation, you will get your questions answered and your case will be evaluated.