In the event that you or your loved one was injured on the job, your medical expenses may be covered and you may also receive a cash reward for your pain, suffering and other lost wages. Sometimes, a case may be closed but the defendant may require further medical treatment that was unexpected. This situation may require you to re-open your case in order to obtain the additional compensation to cover your medical expenses.
If you find that your injuries require additional medical attention after your case has been closed, you may have to re-open your claim in order to obtain compensation for those expenses. In order to do so, you have to prove that your injuries are still an issue or have worsened. It is important in New Jersey that you file your re-opener claim within two years after your final payment has been received from the original settlement. If you do not abide by the statutes of limitations, you will not be able to re-open your claim and receive compensation.
Workers’ compensation can be a confusing matter so it is important to contact experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at The Mark Law Firm to assist you in re-opening your claim.
Your insurance company will be the ones who tell you which doctors to go to for consultations regarding your workplace injuries. It is important to know that you must go through the insurance company to acquire a doctor for injuries that you obtained on the job. You may not receive compensation if you do not find a doctor through the workers’ compensation insurance carrier.
The reason for this is that the doctor is one that you likely have not been to before and can provide the court with objective medical reports. If you can prove that you are receiving further medical treatment for your injuries, the judge will likely let you re-open your case. Our experienced attorneys at The Mark Law Firm can assist you in re-opening your claim so you can have your additional medical treatment expenses covered. You must re-open your claim within 2 years so it is imperative that you contact our law office today for a free consultation.