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How to File a Successful Workers Comp Claim

If you have a New Jersey Workers Comp claim, you know how stressful that can be. Your claim, however, matters, so it’s important to understand how you can help ensure that your claim will successfully cover the injury and damages you’ve incurred. Toward this end, there are some important factors for you to consider.

The Workers Compensation Judge

You are going to bring your claim in front of a Workers Compensation Judge, and it is in your best interest to present yourself as honestly and credibly as you can. Honestly answer the judge’s questions with straightforward clarity. Don’t embellish, exaggerate, or draw undue attention to your incurred injury or disability; instead be forthright in your presentation. An experienced workers comp attorney will make sure that you are well prepared to accurately and effectively present your claim to the Workers Compensation Judge.

Your Expert Witnesses

The same qualities that are important for you to possess when you go before the judge also apply to your expert witnesses and your testifying medical provider. Your workers’ comp lawyer will also work with these witnesses to ensure they are well prepared, credible, and focused on the elements that are most important to your claim.

Your Workers Comp Claim

If you were injured on the job, it’s likely not your finest hour, but the success of your workers’ comp claim can depend upon the strength of your presentation to the workers’ compensation judge. It’s your workers’ comp attorney’s job to prepare you for this elemental task. This includes explaining what you should expect, teaching you how to comport yourself before the judge, and carefully going over your case with you so that you understand its important elements and how to effectively communicate these elements in your own words. Your attorney is also tasked with ensuring that you are comfortable with what lies ahead, including accurately and convincingly communicating how your work injury has adversely affected your life.

If You Were Injured on the Job, Call 201-498-9768 Today for More Information

If you suffered an injury while on the job, don’t leave your claim or recovery to chance – you need a skilled New Jersey workers’ comp lawyer who will help guide your claim toward the resolution you’re entitled to. At John L. Schettino law, we’re here to help. We have the experience, knowledge, and dedication to helping prepare you to successfully and confidently present your claim before the workers’ comp judge. For a free phone consultation, contact or call me at (201) 498-9768.