Workers' Compensation Appeals
We never stop fighting for injured workers in New Jersey
If you are injured in a workplace accident, or have suffered an illness related to your job, you have the right to seek workers' compensation benefits. These benefits include medical treatment and partial wages while you are unable to return to work. But sometimes, a claim for benefits is denied. If this happens, the workers' compensation attorneys at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC can represent you at all appeals.
There are several different steps in the appeals process:
This is designed to be an expedited method of addressing your appeal. After submitting a "Claim Petitition" to the Division of Workers' Compensation, your case will be assigned to a Judge. Workers' Compensation cases often require the intervention of the Judge to often his/her opinion on the value of your case. A Judge will make a recommendation to settle the dispute, but it is not binding.
In the event a dispute cannot be resolved by consent of the parties, formal litigation may be required. Both sides present evidence and question witnesses. After both sides have presented their case, the judge will issue a written decision.
If the judge in a formal hearing rules against you, the appeals process moves from the Division of Workers' Compensation to the state courts of New Jersey in the Appellate. Our attorneys have successfully litigated disputes in front of the Appellate Division, helping to pave the way for favorable laws and practices for the injured worker.
We have attorneys on staff who are board-certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court in workers' compensation law, including our founder Adam Kotlar. That's not something many law firms can say. Fewer than 3% of attorneys in the state are certified in any specialty.
To learn more about how we can help you with your workers' compensation claim, contact us today to schedule your free consultation. Call us at 856-751-7676. If you can't some to one of our four offices, we can come to you.