How to File Workers Compensation Claims

Every state has a Workers Compensation system that offers medical and disability income to anyone who becomes injured or ill due to the work place. If you or a loved one has been injured at work or have become ill due to the workplace, it’s important you file a workers compensation claim. The process of filing a workers compensation claim in Newark or surrounding areas is not much different than other cities in New Jersey.

Steps to Filing a Workers Compensation Claim

  1. Immediately notify your employer and request medical attention for your injury or illness. Not only will you be treated, but you will get an idea of the extent of your situation.

  2. Your employer may give you a workers’ compensation “First Report” form to fill out. Within these forms you can describe the details about how your accident happened, and describe your injury or illness.

  3. Fill out the forms to begin the process. The employer’s workers’ compensation carrier can then begin administering your claim.

  4. When the forms are completed, you should always retain a copy for your personal file.

If your illness or injury seems minor at first, it’s still important to immediately report the accident to your employer and file a workers compensation claim. To file a Newark workers comp claim, our attorneys can help.

Contact the workers compensation law firm of Kirsch, Gelband & Stone at (973) 623-0100 or use our email contact form today.











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