In order to pursue a workers’ compensation claim in New Jersey, it is necessary to establish that the injury claimed was sustained during the course of one’s employment. It is also necessary to establish that the injury claimed is permanent in nature.
Many employees allow their workers’ compensation carrier’s physicians to determine if the injury claimed is indeed permanent in nature. An injured worker can improve his or her chances of recovery by retaining an attorney.
On September 7, 2010 a New Jersey Appellate Division panel of Judges, in the case entitled Collette v. South Jersey Transportation Authority, ruled that the injured worker’s doctor that was retained by her attorney was more credible in fixing the nature and extent of permanent disability than the company physician. Thus, the lower court’s award of 33.5% of disability was upheld by the Appellate Division Judges. In this case, the injured worker injured her shoulder and the injury required surgery.
If you have been injured during the course of your employment, you may increase your ability to maximize your New Jersey workers’ compensation benefits if you seek counsel to assist you. The New Jersey work injury accident attorneys Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. can counsel you and advise you of your rights. Contact an attorney at the Princeton, New Jersey law firm of Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. to discuss your rights. If the injury you sustain at work is indeed permanent, it is in your best interest to maximize your recovery. Let the Princeton, New Jersey workers’ compensation law firm of Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. fight for your rights.