Skilled NJ Worker Compensation Lawyers
Help You If Your Claim is Denied
If you filed a claim in NJ for workers’ compensation and it was denied, you still have options ahead of you. Here at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, we offer you comprehensive counsel through every part of the workers’ compensation process. Whether you’re filing for the first time or wish to appeal a denial, we’re the NJ workers’ compensation firm you can rely on to give you the information and assistance you need to move forward. According to a recent study, a workers compensation claim for a snow- or ice-related injury amounts to an average of $48,000. Since 1991, we’ve helped protect our clients who deserve their benefits after a work-related injury – and we can protect your rights, too.
Why You Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney After a Denial
We are often asked why a New Brunswick NJ workers' comp lawyer is necessary to file an appeal for benefits, since it’s legal to do it yourself. The truth is, applying for workers’ compensation benefits is a tricky process to begin with, and filing an appeal can be difficult if you’re not familiar with the laws that govern it. At Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, we:
- Review all submitted paperwork from original claim
- Request any missing documentation from medical providers or employers
- File an Application for an Informal Hearing for your appeal
- Represent you at the appeal
- Negotiate a settlement offer with the insurance company, or represent you during a formal hearing if no settlement offer is provided, or if you reject the settlement offer from the insurance company
Our attorneys are meticulous when it comes to the details that can make or break a case for workers’ compensation benefits. Our thorough and practiced approach to the law means that you are informed about your case at every step. Our partner William N. Grabler, Esq. has been named by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Workers’ Compensation attorney, attesting to his skill and experience in this area of law. Our team has decades of experience in this area of law, and we never stop fighting on your behalf. If your workers’ comp was denied, the attorneys of Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq can help you move forward with an appeal.
What Does it Mean When a Claim is Denied?
Nearly half of all workers’ compensation claims are initially denied. When a claim is denied, the injured worker does not receive any medical treatment paid for by their employer for their work-related injury. If the injured worker is unable to work, the denial of their claim also means that they will not receive temporary disability benefits to help with their bills and expenses. It also means that they will not receive any compensation for how serious and permanent the injuries are. When a claim is improperly denied, the injured worker is left on their own to pay for their own medical treatment, deal with their loss of wages, and their permanent limitations from the injury.
When a workers’ compensation claim is denied, it is important to reach out to an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who can get the denial reversed.
Top Reasons a Claim is Denied
Claims can be initially denied for many reasons. If the denial is correct and appropriate, the injured worker is not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. However, many denials of workers’ compensation benefits are incorrect. While every case is different, it is a good idea to speak with a lawyer about your situation. You may find that your workers’ compensation benefits have been improperly denied.
Injuries Were Not Work-Related
To schedule a free consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney, please call 1-800-923-3456 or contact us online. We are there to help you at every step of the process.