Workers' Compensation Laws in New Jersey
If you have been injured in a
workplace accident in New Jersey,
it is your right to file a worker's comp claim to receive compensation for your injuries.
Your employer must pay
workers' comp benefits for you and you can file a claim to receive
benefits for your injuries. In exchange for receiving workers' comp benefits,
you are prohibited from suing your employer for damages, unless the injury
was intentional. Workers' comp is a "no fault" system. It
doesn't matter who caused the injury, if it occurred on the job during
the course of your employment, you are covered.
Workers' comp insurance may be provided by the employer himself, or
through a private insurance company. It is in your best interest, however,
to have an attorney represent you. Even though your claim has been approved,
the amount given to you by the insurance company may not be adequate for
your needs. It is also possible that your
claim may be denied and having an effective lawyer represent you will help to make sure your
rights are protected.
New Jersey Workers' Comp Benefits
- The New Jersey Workers' Compensation Law allows:
- Medical Benefits
- Temporary Disability Benefits
- Permanent Partial Benefits
- Permanent Total Benefits
- Death Benefits
At The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C., we have been helping
injured employees recover benefits since 1987.
Contact a New Jersey workers' compensation lawyer at our firm today for a free consultation.