Reporting An Injury And Filing A Workers' Compensation Claim

When you have been injured in a workplace accident, it is important that you immediately begin the process of filing for workers' compensation. The more time that passes between the accident and filing, the harder it will become to receive all the benefits that you need and are entitled to.

As soon as you have been hurt, it is prudent to speak with a skilled workers' compensation lawyer. At Parisi & Gerlanc Attorneys At Law, we provide free initial consultations, helping injured workers understand from the very beginning all that they are legally entitled to under workers' compensation laws. We will guide individuals throughout Hackensack, Passaic County and surrounding areas through the steps to reporting and filing a workers' compensation claim.

Reporting An Injury And Filing A Workers' Compensation Claim

It is important that you notify your employer as soon as possible after an injury. Statutory notice is required in order to file a workers' compensation claim. If you have not done so already, inform your supervisor now of the particulars of your accident or injury.

The employer is then required to provide you with the forms to file your injury. This paperwork often specifies how the injury occurred and includes medical information about how bad the injury is. If you are asked to sign a pre-written statement of any kind regarding an accident or your injuries, it would be best to have it reviewed by an attorney first.

Our attorneys will help you complete these forms. We have the medical background combined with focused legal understanding to make sure that your injury is accurately documented. Mistakes in the applications or a failure to fully convey how bad your injury is can lead to you being provided less than you need.

You will then submit the form to your employer who must then fill out the employer section of the document. The company will then submit the application for approval. In order to protect yourself, keep copies of all communications between yourself and your company's HR department.

Some people worry about creating a financial burden for their employer. The money for the claim will ultimately be paid from the employer's workers' compensation insurance.

To schedule a free initial consultation with our New Jersey law firm, please call us today at 551-587-8915.