Can I Reopen My Workers' Compensation Claim?

When you were injured on the job and received workers' compensation benefits, you hoped that these benefits would be enough to take care of your needs. If the symptoms from your original workplace injury return, it can be difficult or impossible for you to support yourself and your family. If you are wondering whether you have any relief through the workers' compensation system, it is important to speak to an experienced workers' compensation lawyer about reopening your case.

At Rothenberg, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, we offer extensive legal knowledge and experience to working men and women who have been injured on the job. From our office in Livingston, we represent people throughout Essex County and beyond. We have helped many people reopen workers' compensation cases and recover additional benefits. Our workers' compensation attorneys, Jim Scherling and Susan Berliner, offer nearly 60 years of combined legal experience.

How Can I Reopen My Workers' Compensation Claim?

In New Jersey, reopening a case for workers' compensation benefits involves specific rules. You must file what is known as an Application for Review and Modification within two years of the date you received your last benefit. In order for this application to be successful, you must show that your condition has worsened and you need additional medical care. Our attorneys will take care to build a strong medical and legal claim in order to give you the best possible chance of a successful claim.

Contact Rothenberg, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod

Even if our law firm did not handle your initial workers' compensation claim, we would be happy to discuss whether it is possible to reopen your case. Call 973-535-3388 or complete our online contact form to schedule your free initial consultation. We will not accept attorney's fees unless we are successful in helping you recover benefits.