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’…

The Different Types of Benefits Available Under a Workers’ Compensation Claim

When you are injured on the job, your primary (and often only) recourse for benefits is through a workers’ compensation claim. Here are the types of benefits you may be eligible for under the New Jersey workers’ compensation laws. Medical Benefits If your claim is approved, you have a right to reimbursement or compensation for all necessary and reasonable…

The Responsibilities of Employers and Employees after a Work-Related Injury

In New Jersey, as in all states, when you have been hurt on the job, your primary source for recovering benefits for your losses in through a workers’ compensationclaim. Here are the specific responsibilities of both employees and employers after someone suffers an injury on the job. The Employee’s Responsibilities When you have sustained a work-related…