New Jersey Workers Compensation
New Jersey Workers Compensation law defines an injury as work-related if it arises out of or in the course of employment. After proper treatment is provided, a determination will be made whether the employee has suffered any permanent disability. The employee is required to give adequate and timely notice of the injury to the employer. Upon proper notice, the employee may be entitled to statutory benefits including temporary wage and medical benefits pending the outcome of the case.
If you or your family member was injured in a work-related accident, the attorneys at law firm can help you file your claim and pursue any additional avenues of recovery.
Workers Comp Laws in New Jersey
Many workers think that workers compensation claims are a straightforward matter of informing their employer and waiting for the details to be handled. If you rely upon the goodwill of your employer and the insurance company, you may find that your needs have not been protected and that you are not receiving the benefits you are due.
Workers comp claims are detailed and technical, with strict deadlines and requirements that must be followed if you are to receive full financial compensation, get your medical bills paid, and be allowed sufficient time to recover.
Worker Compensation Settlements
- In addition to having your medical bills paid, injured workers receive a temporary benefit equal to 70% of your salary or wages up to a statutory maximum.
- If you have been permanently injured, you will receive an award based on the extent of your injury and your ability to work.
- Your employer cannot retaliate against you for filing a workers' comp claim.
Even if you are receiving workers compensation benefits, you may be eligible for additional damages if a third party, which is someone other than your employer or a coworker, caused your injuries. Settlements and verdicts awarded to victims of construction accidents caused by third-party negligence are typically much greater than workers compensation awards. Manufacturers, subcontractors, and landlords are all third parties.
Experienced New Jersey Workers Compensation Attorneys
Since 1975, our New Jersey workers comp attorneys have been helping factory workers and others who have suffered workplace injuries. These include on-the-job injuries due to a specific event, and injuries that occur over time due to repetitive physical stress, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and leg problems. Injuries also include other work-related illnesses such as hypertension, heart disease, breathing problems or exposure to toxic chemicals or fumes.