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Taking Decisive Action to Ensure You Receive Proper Medical Treatment

Unexpected medical bills can severely damage a family's finances. If you or someone you love has been injured at work, one of your biggest concerns is making certain that these medical expenses are covered. A workers' compensation lawyer is instrumental in making sure they are.

Attorneys Kenneth Kaplan and Bernard Kaplan of Kaplan & Kaplan Counsellors at Law represent injured workers across New Jersey in workers' compensation claims. Our law firm is prepared to take decisive action to ensure you receive the medical treatment you deserve.

What Medical Treatment Benefits Are Available Under New Jersey Law?

Under New Jersey law, if you have a work-related injury, your employer or its insurance company is responsible for 100 percent of the cost of your medical treatment without limitation.

Most people believe that a workplace injury is when a person is involved in an accident at work on one specific occasion. While this is definitely true, workplace injuries also include occupational exposure claims. One type of occupational claim is repeated exposure to toxic substances over a period of time that causes pulmonary and respiratory illnesses. Another type is when a body part is subject to repetitive motion over a period of time and breaks down from overuse.

Can I Choose My Own Doctor?

One of the biggest issues in any workers' compensation claim is the choice of doctor. At Kaplan & Kaplan, we speak with working men and women on a daily basis who are frustrated with the level of care they are receiving from the insurance company's doctor. Under New Jersey's workers' compensation laws, your employer or its insurance company has the right to select your treating doctor. In fact, if you are unhappy with your medical treatment and go to your own doctor, you may put yourself in jeopardy of financial responsibility.

While this is not ideal, do not be discouraged. The law does provide a means for you to dispute the course of your treatment.

Paterson medical benefits lawyer Kenneth Kaplan is adept at handling the full range of medical treatment benefits issues. He will sit down with you and develop a plan to get you proper medical treatment. If necessary, our firm will expeditiously file the required motion so your case is heard by an independent judge. Your employer or its insurance company does not get the "final say." The judge does.

Contact a Wayne Workers' Compensation Benefits Lawyer

At Kaplan & Kaplan, we believe that listening to what our clients have to say is just as important as acting on their behalf. The details surrounding our clients' workers' compensation cases give us the information we need to present a compelling claim.

Call 973-988-1101 or toll free at 800-724-5346 to schedule your free initial consultation. You can also reach us by completing our contact form.

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