Steps You Can Take to Help Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Important Information from the Lawyers at Cofsky & Zeidman, LLC
Have you suffered a work-related injury? Are you uncertain what you should do next, afraid that if you do the wrong thing or fail to meet certain requirements of the law, your claim will be denied? There are specific actions you should take that will help protect your rights. This page identifies the key steps necessary to preserve your claim. To fully protect your interests, however, you want experienced legal counsel. The attorneys at Cofsky & Zeidman, LLC, can help.
We provide a free initial consultation in all workers’ compensation cases. To schedule an appointment, contact our office online or call us at (856) 429-5005 in Haddonfield, at (856) 845-2555 in Woodbury or in Philadelphia, PA at (215) 563-2150.
How You Can Help Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Chances are good that the first thing you will do after a workplace injury is seek medical treatment. The sooner you do this, the better, as your employer will have less opportunity to attribute your injuries to an intervening event. Make certain that you advise medical personnel of any condition that seems out of the ordinary (not just major or significant injuries). Often, the most debilitating injuries may initially seem insignificant. You also want to make certain that doctors and nurses document all of your complaints in writing.
Once you have retained counsel, it is important that all communications regarding your injury go through your lawyer. Do not speak directly to your employer, your employer’s representative, or your employer’s insurance provider. The only information you should provide them is the name and phone number of your attorney.
You should also keep your lawyer updated on your medical condition, including any treatments you have received, new doctors you are seeing, any surgeries, or hospitalizations, and whether your doctor has released you to return to work. Provide your attorney with copies of any documents related to your injuries, treatment, or insurance issues. If you are experiencing difficulty obtaining reimbursement for doctor visits, medication or medical treatment, contact your attorney.
Keep all scheduled medical appointments if possible. If you cannot make an appointment, let your attorney know. Your failure to get the medical treatment you need may delay your claim or cause your request for benefits to be denied.
Contact Our Office
If you have been hurt on the job, the first and most important step you need to take is to contact our office. You can reach us in Haddonfield, NJ at (856) 429-5005 or in Woodbury, NJ at (856) 845-2555. We can also be reached in Philadelphia, PA at (215) 563-2150 or by e-mail. We will evaluate your case at no cost to you. If we take your case, we will only charge attorney fees if we recover compensation for you.
Our offices are open weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Weekend and evening appointments may be arranged upon request. We will also come to your home or the hospital if necessary.