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Why Seeing a Doctor Is Critical After an Accident

Monmouth County NJ Workers' Compensation AttorneysWhen individuals are injured in accidents, it might seem obvious that it is a great idea to see a medical professional right away. However, with the hectic lifestyles many of us employ, if we feel fine after an accident, it may be tempting for skip the annoyance of a doctor’s visit and just carry on. Unfortunately, feeling well immediately after an accident does not necessarily mean you have avoided sustaining potentially serious injuries. Today, our personal injury attorneys will be discussing why seeking medical attention as soon as possible often plays a vital role in both workers’ compensation and personal injury claims.

Call our office today for a free and confidential consultation if you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a construction accidentcar accidentslip and fall accidentdog bitedefective product accident, or any other kind of accident.

Monmouth County, NJ Workers’ Compensation Attorneys: Your Health Should Come First

Without question, the number one reason to see your doctor is to take care of yourself. Receiving medical diagnoses and treatments from a medical professional is the only way you can be sure that you are giving yourself the best chance at a full and healthy recovery. The temptation to soldier on should take a back seat to your overall health.

Additionally, many severe injuries including brain injuries and spinal cord injuries are slow developing. In other words, in the immediate aftermath of an accident, there may be no discernible symptoms. For this reason, it is always recommended that you see a doctor after an accident, even if you feel okay. For an example, let’s take a look at the symptoms of a concussion.

The immediate effects of a concussion can include nausea, confusion, and loss of consciousness, and are generally not considered extremely serious by themselves. However, for about one (1) in five (5) victims of concussions, they will also developed symptoms of post-concussion syndrome. Post-concussion syndrome can last weeks, months, or ever years and includes life-altering long term symptoms including headaches, insomnia, blurred visions, cognitive problems, mood changes, and more. It is also important to note that suffering a second concussion while in this state can have devastating effects.

Red Bank Personal Injury and Workers’ Comp Lawyers Discuss Impact of Medical Diagnoses

In order to successfully find full and fair compensation for your personal injury and/or workers’ compensation claim, our Red Bank lawyers will need to definitively prove that your injuries were a direct result of the accident in question. As this is the crux of our case, insurance companies will often attempt to fight this fact. Frequent objections might look something like this:

  • The accident did not cause your injuries
  • Your injuries or symptoms were pre-existing
  • The severity of your injuries is not sufficient to keep you out of work
  • Your injuries do not require costly and time consuming medical procedures

All of these arguments can be refuted by a medical professional’s diagnosis and testimony. The most important thing for victims to do to this end is to see a doctor as soon as possible after an accident. The less time between your accident and your diagnosis, the stronger your legal claim becomes.

Remember that insurance companies are businesses. While they are charged with offering coverage in good faith, their goal is ultimately to pay as little as possible for your injury claims. Do not give them the opportunity. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident, do yourself a favor and see a doctor immediately.

Contact our West Long Branch Injured Victims’ Rights Attorneys Today

At The Law Offices of Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington, our firm is built on a foundation of family, tradition, community outreach, and providing excellent legal counsel. We have been serving clients through personal injury and workers’ compensation claims for over 50 years in our local New Jersey communities including West Long Branch, Red Bank, Freehold, Asbury Park, Middletown, Howell, and all of Monmouth County. Lean on our extensive experience to protect your legal rights and to seek the rightful compensation you and your family need to secure your financial future.

Contact us online or call our West Long Branch offices by dialing (732) 440-3950 today for a free and confidential consultation with a member of our qualified legal team regarding your injuries and your potential personal injury or workers’ compensation claim.

Bad Actors in Workers’ Compensation Claims

Bad actors are defined by Merriam-Webster as “unruly, or contentious individuals”. The legal definition of bad actors can be in some ways more specific, but in others hard to pin down. Bad actors in workers’ compensation claims may be corrupt healthcare providers, doctors, employers, and even those who file fraudulent claims. Today, our workers’ compensation attorneys will… Continue Reading

Hostile Work Environment and Workers’ Compensation

If you go to work with a feeling of dread that you might experience harassment, threats, or an all around uncomfortable work environment, you might be the victim of a hostile work environment. Sexual harassment, physical harassment, racial discrimination, sexual discrimination, age discrimination and more are all covered by federal and state regulations. Today, our… Continue Reading

What Should I Do After an Accident?

Being involved in any kind of accident can often be a traumatic and life-changing experience. Whether it be an auto accident, construction accident, a slip and fall, motorcycle accident, an accident with a drunk driver, or any other kind of accident, there are certain steps that you should take in order protect both your health,… Continue Reading

Common Questions Regarding Workers’ Compensation in NJ

In New Jersey, workers are protected from job-related accidents, injuries, and occupational disease by what is known as workers’ compensation. All New Jersey employers not covered by federal programs are required by law to have workers’ compensation coverage. Workers’ compensation provides medical treatment, wage replacement, and permanent disability compensation to employees who suffer work-related injuries, as well as… Continue Reading

The Differences Between Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation

There are two different ways for an individual who is injured to recover compensation for their expenses, and potentially punitive damages as well; personal injury claims and workers’ compensation claims. There are a number of differences between the two, and when an injured individual may qualify for one or the other. The simplest way to… Continue Reading

Ambulance Accident at Wall Township NJ Auto Body Shop Causes Serious Injuries to Worker

A worker at an auto body shop in Wall Township, NJ sustained serious injuries after an ambulance was accidentally driven off a lift. The scary incident occurred around 9:00 a.m. at PL Custom Body, an auto body shop which is located on Atlantic Avenue in Wall Township, New Jersey. According to authorities, a worker was… Continue Reading

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Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington of West Long Branch, New Jersey, provides representation throughout Monmouth County including Asbury Park, Belmar, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Freehold, Hazlet, Holmdel, Howell, Lake Como, Long Branch, Manalapan, Manasquan, Marlboro Township, Middletown, Neptune, Oakhurst, Ocean Township, Redbank, Shrewsbury, Spring Lake, Tinton Falls, Wall Township, West Long Branch, and Freehold Township; Ocean County including Bayville, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Lakewood Township, Mantoloking, Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach, and Toms River; Middlesex County including East Brunswick, Milltown, New Brunswick, Old Bridge Township, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, South Amboy, South River, and Spotswood.

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