If you are an employee of a business with worker’s compensation coverage, you should be covered in case of an injury or illness that occurs on the job. In the event of a workplace injury or illness, you should expect to receive benefits for lost wages, medical treatment, and any other compensation related to the … Continue reading Can Your Employer Deny Your Workplace Injury Claim?
New Jersey law provides protections for you as an employee. The workers compensation system in New Jersey allows that, if you’re injured at work or while working, you are owed reasonable and necessary medical treatment. In other words, if you’re injured on the job, the law protects you from having to pay your medical expenses … Continue reading Reasonable and Necessary
If you have a New Jersey Workers Comp claim, you know how stressful that can be. Your claim, however, matters, so it’s important to understand how you can help ensure that your claim will successfully cover the injury and damages you’ve incurred. Toward this end, there are some important factors for you to consider. The … Continue reading How to File a Successful Workers Comp Claim
When you’re at work, the last thing you’re thinking about is getting hurt. You’re busy completing your work and providing a good service to your employer. However, there are times when the unavoidable happens. Some types of workplace accidents include slips on ice in the parking lot, strains from carrying large items, or cuts on … Continue reading Five Steps to Take When You Get Hurt at Work: Workplace Injury Claim
If you’re injured on the job in New Jersey, the NJ workers’ compensation system ensures that your employer or your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company must pay for your reasonable and necessary medical treatment. In other words, if you are injured at work, the law provides that you don’t have to pay for the associated … Continue reading A Look at Treatment under a Workers’ Comp Claim
You know that you work hard and that your employer covers you under workers’ comp insurance. However, that may be the extent of your knowledge when it comes to your rights as an employee. If you’ve suffered an injury while on the job, you have rights, and it’s in your best interest to familiarize yourself … Continue reading Three Must-Know Facts about Workers’ Comp
All occupations pose a certain degree of risk – even desk jobs – and being injured on the job can have a significant, even catastrophic, effect on your livelihood and your life. There are four occupations, however, that consistently rank among the most hazardous. Construction workers, police officers, firefighters, and pilots beware! Construction Workers Due … Continue reading Are You Employed in One of the Four Most Dangerous Occupations?
If you get hurt at work, no need to worry – you’re covered by workers comp. Right? While there’s some truth to this notion, the reality can be more complicated. New Jersey employs a no-fault workers compensation system in which injured employees are covered for their medical expenses, lost wages, and any disability rating; but … Continue reading Medical Evidence and Your Claim
Under New Jersey law, people who are injured in workplace accidents or who develop occupational diseases are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. The benefits that an injured worker receives are based on a number of factors, including their level of impairment, their medical expenses, and whether they have a permanent disability as a result of … Continue reading Workers’ Comp – What is a Reopener Claim Petition?
Workers’ compensation laws in New Jersey are intended to protect individuals who are injured in the course of their employment. Many questions have been raised regarding what exactly counts as the “course of employment” for the purposes of workers’ compensation coverage. One common question is whether an employee is protected while they are on their … Continue reading The Coming and Going Rule
If you get injured on the job in New Jersey, your medical costs should be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy. Generally speaking, workers’ compensation benefits should cover any treatment that is necessary or appropriate for your injury to heal and to relieve your symptoms. These cases can become complicated, however, if a … Continue reading Medical Marijuana Granted in Workers’ Compensation Cases
Workers’ compensation laws exist to ensure that individuals who are injured at work will have their medical costs and lost wages covered while their injury heals. However, there are some people who sustain such serious workplace injuries that they may need a significant amount of time to recover or they may never fully recover at … Continue reading Are there Different Types Disabilities in Workers Compensation Cases?
When a person is injured in an on the job accident or develops an occupational illness, their employer may request that he or she undergo an independent medical evaluation, or IME, as a condition of receiving workers’ compensation benefits. An IME is an evaluation conducted by a physician or other medical professional who has not … Continue reading Adding Clarity to IME’s
When most people think about a work-related injury, they tend to think about injuries related to sudden accidents such as slip and falls or vehicle accidents. While these types of incidents can certainly result in serious injuries, some workplace injuries occur over the period of weeks or years in the form of occupational diseases. In … Continue reading Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Disease
If you are injured on the job, you should not have to pay for your medical treatment and lost wages from having to take time off work. This is true even if your injury is not a broken bone or a thrown out back but rather an illness caused by a workplace condition. Occupational illnesses … Continue reading Occupational Illness: What You Need to Know