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.…

Protecting Yourself during a Workers’ Compensation Medical Exam

When you are injured on the job and file a workers’ compensation claim, your employer (and the workers’ compensation insurance provider) have the right to require that you submit to a medical examination by a doctor of their choosing. It’s called an independent examination, but the doctor will be looking for justification to either minimize or deny…

Your Right to Appeal a Workers’ Compensation Denial

You’ve been hurt on the job or are suffering a work-related illness and you’ve filed an application for workers’ compensation benefits, but your claim has been denied. Unfortunately, it’s a fairly common occurrence. Your employer and the workers’ compensation insurance provider both have a vested interest in minimizing or denying your claim for benefits. You…

Permanent Partial Disability vs. Permanent Total Disability

Understanding Your Rights in a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Claim If you have been hurt at work, and your injuries are permanent, you will be entitled to additional cash benefits, which will vary based on whether your disability is partial or total. As a general rule, these benefits do not start until your temporary disability…

The Benefits You Can Expect if Your Workers’ Compensation is Approved

If you have been injured on the job, or have contracted an occupational disease because of exposure to work-related conditions or substances, the New Jersey workers’ compensation laws allow you to recover benefits to cover the costs of medical treatment, as well as payments to compensate you for your disability. Medical Benefits under the New…