Temporary Total Disability Benefits in a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Claim

When you’ve been hurt on the job in New Jersey, your first course of action will likely be to file for workers’ compensation to cover lost wages. Technically, New Jersey is not a “wage loss” claim state for workers’ compensation purposes. Instead, injured workers are entitled to disability benefits, which can be partial or total,…

What is an Employee for Purposes of a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

The workers’ compensation system in New Jersey is designed to provide benefits when someone is hurt on the job. Often, there’s no real issue as to whether the injured person was an employee. If you are on the company’s payroll, have submitted a W-4 and receive a W-2, then you’ll be considered an employee. But…

Death Benefits under New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation Laws

It’s more common to think of workers’ compensation benefits in the context of a temporary or permanent partial or total disability. But the New Jersey workers’ compensation laws also provide for payments to be made to surviving family members, should a breadwinner die of an occupational disease or in a workplace accident. Here are the…

What Should You Do If Your Employer Won’t Submit Your Workers’ Compensation Claim to the Insurance Company?

In the aftermath of a workplace injury, you must notify your employer as soon as possible. Your employer should then submit your claim for benefits to the workers’ compensation insurance provider, so that you can start receiving benefits. But what are your options if your employer refuses to report the accident, injury or illness? The…

The Tax Consequences of Workers’ Compensation Benefits

You’ve suffered an injury in an accident at work, you’ve developed carpal tunnel syndrome or some other condition because of repetitive stress or motion on the job, or you’ve contracted an illness because of exposure to certain substances in the workplace. You file a workers’ compensation claim, it’s approved and you start receiving benefits, but…