New Jersey and New York City Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
At SK Law, we believe that all workers deserve safe workplace environments, adequate job training, and equipment to protect themselves in case accidents occur while working. And when workers get hurt on the job, we believe they should be compensated fairly for their injuries and lost wages.
Both New York and New Jersey require employers with at least one employee to carry workers’ compensation insurance to protect workers who are hurt on the job. Our New York City and New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers know that applying for workers’ compensation benefits can feel tedious and confusing if you’ve never done it before—and unfortunately, the workers’ compensation commission doesn’t make it any easier.
At SK Law, we know what it takes to build a strong workers’ compensation claim, and we want to help you get the compensation you deserve for your work-related injury or illness. Don’t risk having your claim denied for minor mistakes and oversights. Get SK Law on your side and let us handle the details while you focus on your health. Contact us today at 1-866-909-6894 or complete our online form now for a free case review.
Why Are Workers’ Compensation Claims Denied?
A significant number of workers’ compensation claims get denied by state workers’ compensation boards. And although injured workers often have a chance to appeal those rulings, they may not know where to begin. That’s why it’s important to get it right the first time. Not only does that mean you won’t have to deal with the added hassle of an appeal, you’ll also begin receiving your benefits sooner.
Some of the most common reasons that claims get denied include:
- Failure to report injuries in time—Work-related injuries must be reported within 10 days in New York and within 90 days in New Jersey. However, reporting injuries immediately helps reduce doubt concerning their origin.
- Lack of evidence indicating injuries happened at work—Again, timeliness is important. When injured workers wait too long, evidence proving the origin of their injuries may disappear.
- Employers disputing claims—Many employers are hesitant to admit that their workers were injured on the job. That means they’ll dispute workers’ claims of what happened, even if there’s evidence to back up their statements.
Don’t leave your financial future after a workplace accident up to chance, and don’t risk getting rejected. Get a lawyer on your side today. With our No Fee Guarantee®, you have nothing to lose when you contact us. You won’t owe us a dime unless we get money for you. Contact us now to get started.
Serving Injury Victims in New Jersey and New York
We know that the legal system and compensation claims processes can be intimidating for victims like you. At SK Law, it’s our goal to make the legal process as smooth as possible for our clients. That’s why we created the SK Way—five core principles that ensure we put our clients first in everything we do. After a workplace injury, let us put your best interests first. Contact us today for a free consultation.