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,…

Can My Employer Terminate Me While I Am Trying to Obtain Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

You’ve been hurt on the job and you’ve filed for workers’ compensation benefits or are actually receiving payments on an approved claim. Can your employer terminate you while you are off the job because of a work-related injury? The answer is “it depends.” Under New Jersey law, an employer is only prohibited from firing an injured employee…

Do I Qualify for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

In New Jersey, as in every state, you have a right to pursue workers’ compensation benefits when you are injured on the job. However, before you start receiving benefits, you must meet the specific criteria set forth in the statutes. Here are the requirements. The Injury Must Be Job-Related Workers’ compensation benefits are payable only for injuries sustained…

Making the Best Impression at Your Workers’ Compensation Hearing

First impressions are lasting, and the same holds true in workers’ compensation hearings. If you need to attend a hearing, here are some things to avoid. Don’t Be Late Plan on arriving at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time for your appearance. You can never incur the wrath of the court by being early. Dress…

What Your Attorney Needs to Prepare for a Workers’ Compensation Hearing

If you have been injured on the job, your first step will likely be to file an application for workers’ compensation benefits. Don’t be surprised, though, if what seems like an open and shut case doesn’t end up that way. Many workers’ compensation claims are initially rejected, for a variety of reasons. If your employer or the workers’…