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…

Are You Limited to the Benefits Available under a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

When you’ve been hurt on the job, your first course of action is typically to notify your employer and initiate the process to receive workers’ compensation benefits. But is that your only legal option? That depends. Under the workers’ compensation laws, workers’ compensation benefits are intended to cover any injuries caused by the carelessness or…

How to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in New Jersey

In New Jersey, as in all other states, when you have sustained an injury in the workplace, you generally have a right to pursue benefits through the state’s workers’ compensation system. The workers’ compensation laws were set up to provide benefits to both employers and employees. Legislators intended that employees benefit from the streamlined process,…