Protecting Your Rights in New Jersey If you work on any type of high-rise construction, chances are good that you've been on a ladder or scaffolding for your job. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that two of every … [Read more...]
Are You Limited to Workers’ Compensation after an Injury on the Job?
Filing a Third-Party Claim for a Work Injury When you've suffered any type of injury in the workplace, your first course of action is typically to notify your supervisor or employer and seek benefits through a workers' compensation claim. Under New … [Read more...]
Not On the Company Payroll?
You May Still Qualify for Workers' Compensation Benefits It's a fairly common practice among employers—hire workers who aren't on the payroll, call them "independent contractors," and then refuse to pay workers' compensation benefits when they are … [Read more...]
Do You Have to Have a Witness to Recover Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
To be eligible for workers' compensation benefits in New York, there are only two requirements—you must have been injured and you must have suffered the injury while performing job-related functions. It's fairly typical, in the aftermath of a … [Read more...]
Workers’ Compensation The Different Types of Payments
In New Jersey, as in other states, when you have suffered injury or illness at work or because of exposure to a work-related condition, you have the right to file a workers' compensation claim to recover benefits for your disability. There are only … [Read more...]
Workers’ Compensation vs. Personal Injury Litigation – What’s the Difference?
So you've been injured on the job—maybe in a motor vehicle accident while handling a workrelated task, or you were hurt when a machine or tool malfunctioned. In New Jersey, as in other states, you have a right to seek compensation for any disability … [Read more...]
What Kind of Disability Benefits Can You Expect When You File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
In the aftermath of a work-related injury in New Jersey, you may have mounting expenses and little or no income. It's important to know what types of disability benefits pursuant to a New Jersey workers' compensation filing. Workers' Compensation … [Read more...]
The Types of Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation
In New Jersey, there are two specific requirements that must be met before you are eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits—you must show that you suffered an injury, and you must show that the injury occurred in the workplace. The workers' … [Read more...]
Can You Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits for a Work-Related Car Accident?
The New Jersey workers' compensation laws were enacted to provide an alternative to the civil courts when workers suffered injury because of the carelessness or negligence of employers or fellow workers. Accordingly, when an employer fails to … [Read more...]
The Benefits Available with a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Claim
When you've been hurt on the job in New Jersey, you have the right to seek compensation for losses caused by your injury. Are you only entitled to benefits if you can't work at all? What types of medical expenses does workers' compensation cover? … [Read more...]