Restaurant Workplace Hazards Create a Need for Workers’ Compensation

Reasons Restaurant Workers Might Be Denied Workers’ Compensation From 2014 to 2017, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded a steady increase in annual fatalities among food service workers. On-the-job injuries and illnesses among restaurant employees occurred at a rate of three per 100 full-time workers in 2017 for an overall total of 138. As with workers…

Expect that the Workers’ Compensation Insurer Will Try to Deny Your Claim

When you’ve been injured on the job and it’s obvious that the injury was caused by some careless or negligent act by your employer or a co-employee, it can come as a shock to have the workers’ compensation insurance provider initially reject your claim—but it shouldn’t. Insurance companies make their money by minimizing the amount…

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…

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…