Workers’ Compensation – Your Legal Rights

Thinking about filing a workers’ compensation or wage claim in Atlantic County, Atlantic City or any other part of NJ? If you are injured on the job, you are entitled to workplace injury benefits. In the state of New Jersey, employers are required to provide medical coverage and wage loss compensation to every employee regardless of job title, industry, or profession. When you are injured on the job or if you are a dependent of someone who has died from a workplace accident, you are entitled to workplace injury benefits.

Unfortunately, you are usually at the mercy of the physician your employer and insurance agency select who will provide and determine the extent of your medical care. Naturally, they will try to pay as little as possible to and may underestimate the extent of your injuries, pain and suffering. This is why it is in your best interest to retain the services of Atlantic City workers’ comp lawyers who will deal with the insurance companies and fight your case while you recover.

There is no dollar limit placed on your coverage provided that your medical bills are reasonable and necessary to your injury, you are entitled to “curative” treatment. What this means is that an injured worker is not usually entitled to ongoing treatment for as long as symptoms persist. Instead, the insurance company is only responsible for care/diagnostic testing that is designed to lead to a permanent improvement.  Continued authorized care is not the legal responsibility of the insurance carrier or self-insured employer once you have reached a plateau of recovery, otherwise known as “maximum medical improvement." Unless otherwise ordered by the court, periodic treatment charges once you have reached this plateau become your responsibility. 

If you have been the victim of a workplace injury, you shouldn’t have to worry about mounting medical bills, or other household financial strains as you recover from your injury. Let an experienced Atlantic City and Atlantic County wage claim lawyer explain your rights, your entitled wage loss compensation, and deal with the insurance providers while they fight your case and bring you the restitution you deserve. Call the experienced Atlantic City workers compensation attorneys of Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Warrington at 888-675-7607 to set up a free legal consultation.
  

The Atlantic County wage claim lawyer and Atlantic City workers’ compensation lawyer have highlighted the legal rights of people to file for a workers’ compensation claim. In the state of New Jersey, employers are required to provide medical coverage and wage loss compensation to every employee regardless of job title, industry, or profession.

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Mr. Frank A. Petro

Licensed since 1976

Member at firm Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo

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Mr. Frank A. Petro

Licensed since 1976

Member at firm Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo

AWARDS

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