Personal Injury And Workers’ Compensation
Attorney Andrew Wolfenson began his legal career at a law firm that specialized in insurance defense litigation. Armed with that experience, we are aware of the methods used by insurance companies and their counsel as they defend automobile and other personal injury cases. This knowledge allows us to prepare your personal injury case in a manner that will optimize your potential monetary recovery. We offer assistance with the following matters:
- Automobile accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Workplace injuries
Trust An Experienced New Jersey Injury Lawyer
Many people who are injured on the job in New Jersey are afraid they will be fired or have their work hours reduced if they pursue a workers’ compensation claim. That is not the case. Workers’ compensation is a right, and your employer cannot take adverse actions against you for filing a legitimate claim.
At the law offices of Wolfenson & Ashkenazi, P.C., in Union and Cedar Knolls, we offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights if you have been injured at work. Attorney Andrew Wolfenson has over 75 years combined experience helping workers in northern and central New Jersey.
Do I Need A Lawyer To Handle My Workers’ Compensation Claim?
The process of filing a workers’ compensation claim is complex. Without a lawyer’s help, you could end up making mistakes that will damage your claim. Here are some examples:
- Obtaining treatment: Many injured workers fail to follow up with their doctor because they are afraid it will cost them money. However, medical expenses are paid in full when you see a workers’ compensation doctor. If you fail to continue treatment, your claim could be denied.
- Signing releases: Your insurance carrier may ask you to sign a release in exchange for paying your medical bills. If you sign the release, however, you could be giving up your right to file a workers’ compensation claim.
- Accepting a settlement: Your insurance carrier may offer to settle your workers’ compensation claim with a lump-sum payment. While the money may seem attractive to you, it may be far less than you deserve.
Many injured workers do not even know that they have a workers’ compensation claim. For example, workers’ compensation covers claims for repetitive stress injuries, but few employers will tell you of this right.
How Long Do I Have To File A Workers’ Compensation Claim?
In New Jersey, you can file a workers’ compensation claim up to two years after your on-the-job injury.
Representing Injured Workers In Northern And Central New Jersey
For sound and compassionate legal counsel if you have suffered a workplace injury, contact us for an appointment. Your initial consultation with a lawyer is free.