The New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Appeals Process

What You Need to Know About The New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Appeals Process If you were recently hurt on the job, you probably thought you were doing the right thing by filing a report as soon as possible, getting medical attention, and making a timely claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, this is just the…

Is a Settlement Always Final in a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Case

Settlements in  New Jersey Worker’s Compensation Case | Somerville Workers Compensation Attorney What happens if you already accepted a settlement for your case, but your injuries have suddenly gotten worse? If this has happened to you, you deserve to have a lawyer fighting for you. There are numerous different phases to protecting you right to…

Recovering Benefits for Mental Injuries in a New Jersey Workers Comp Case

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Attorney | Mental Injuries If you are stressed at work, it is natural to wonder whether or not you have grounds to file a workers’ compensation claim. There are a few critical questions that need to be answered early on in the management of your claim to figure out if you…

New Jersey Postal Worker Faces Workers’ Compensation Fraud Charges

Allegedly Posted Photos of Zip-Lining Vacation While Collecting Medical Disability Payments A grand jury has returned an indictment against a former New Jersey postal employee, charging him with theft by deception and insurance fraud. The indictment came after the former postal worker posted online photos showing him ziplining and rappelling while on vacation in 2015.…

New Jersey Supreme Court to Consider Whether Employee Can Waive Right to Sue

Case Looks at Employment Contracts that Waive Third-Party Claims When you’ve been hurt at work, and your injury is caused in part by someone other than your employer or a co-employee, the workers’ compensation laws in New Jersey do not prevent you from filing a “third-party claim” against that unrelated party. A number of employers have attempted to…

Toms River Business Owner Sentenced for Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Admits to Defrauding Insurance Carrier of $600,000 A New Jersey business owner pleaded guilty to conspiracy and insurance fraud in connection with a workers’ compensation fraud scheme that allowed the company to reduce its workers’ compensation insurance premiums by nearly $600,000 over a three-year period. According to the criminal complaint, filed by the New Jersey Attorney General’s…

Can You Collect Workers’ Compensation and File a Personal Injury Lawsuit at the Same Time?

If you have been injured on the job, you may have been told by your employer, or by someone else, that your only recourse for your losses is to file a workers’ compensation claim. The workers’ compensation laws are often the “exclusive” remedy for a work-related injury, but there are exceptions. Here’s how it works.…