The New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Process

When You Have Been Injured at Work in New Jersey

The New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at Cofsky & Zeidman, LLC

The New Jersey workers’ compensation laws were enacted to protect the rights of people who can’t work because of an injury suffered on the job. But the process can be complex and confusing. You may have many unanswered questions before you even file. How long does the process take? How is the amount of your award determined? The lawyers at Cofsky & Zeidman, LLC, can help.

At Cofsky & Zeidman, LLC, we bring decades of legal experience to people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania who have suffered personal injury, including individuals hurt at work. Cofsky & Zeidman, LLC have a thorough understanding of the law and process governing compensation for work-related injuries, handling claims at both the state and the federal level.

For an appointment, contact our office online or call us at (856) 429-5005 in Haddonfield, NJ at (856) 845-2555 in Woodbury, NJ or in Philadelphia, PA at (215) 563-2150. Your first consultation is without cost or obligation.

Seeking Workers’ Compensation Benefits in New Jersey

The first step toward the recovery of workers’ compensation benefits is the preparation and filing of a claim petition with the Division of Workers’ Compensation. Unfortunately, many people choose to prepare this petition without the assistance of an experienced lawyer, and many initial claims are denied. We will gather all relevant information regarding your claim, and will prepare and submit all required documentation to pursue the benefits to which you are entitled. On average, your case will be completed in six to 12 months after you have reached maximum medical improvement (MMI).

Once your petition for benefits has been filed, we will monitor your progress and treatment. When treatment is complete, or if you are not receiving the benefits to which you are entitled, we will request your medical records so that we can have your case evaluated. This allows us to determine whether additional treatment is appropriate and to seek assistance from the courts if necessary. When (and if) you are released to go back to work, we will have a medical evaluation conducted to determine the permanency of your injury. We will seek to negotiate a settlement based on that evaluation, but will ask the court to establish an award if we cannot work out a settlement.

Contact Cofsky & Zeidman, LLC

We offer a free initial consultation to anyone who has suffered a work-related injury. 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. 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.

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