Can I Handle My Workers’ Compensation Claim Without a Lawyer?

While there’s no legal requirement to be represented by a job accident lawyer in a workers’ compensation claim, self-representation is often insufficient and can have a negative impact when an attorney is eventually engaged. About the only time it’s likely your claim won’t be denied without legal representation is if your case is not complex,…

Is a Settlement Always Final in a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Case

Settlements in  New Jersey Worker’s Compensation Case | Somerville Workers Compensation Attorney What happens if you already accepted a settlement for your case, but your injuries have suddenly gotten worse? If this has happened to you, you deserve to have a lawyer fighting for you. There are numerous different phases to protecting you right to…

Recovering Benefits for Mental Injuries in a New Jersey Workers Comp Case

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Attorney | Mental Injuries If you are stressed at work, it is natural to wonder whether or not you have grounds to file a workers’ compensation claim. There are a few critical questions that need to be answered early on in the management of your claim to figure out if you…

New Jersey Supreme Court to Consider Whether Employee Can Waive Right to Sue

Case Looks at Employment Contracts that Waive Third-Party Claims When you’ve been hurt at work, and your injury is caused in part by someone other than your employer or a co-employee, the workers’ compensation laws in New Jersey do not prevent you from filing a “third-party claim” against that unrelated party. A number of employers have attempted to…

Can You Collect Workers’ Compensation and File a Personal Injury Lawsuit at the Same Time?

If you have been injured on the job, you may have been told by your employer, or by someone else, that your only recourse for your losses is to file a workers’ compensation claim. The workers’ compensation laws are often the “exclusive” remedy for a work-related injury, but there are exceptions. Here’s how it works.…

Protecting Yourself during a Workers’ Compensation Medical Exam

When you are injured on the job and file a workers’ compensation claim, your employer (and the workers’ compensation insurance provider) have the right to require that you submit to a medical examination by a doctor of their choosing. It’s called an independent examination, but the doctor will be looking for justification to either minimize or deny…

What Can You Expect to Receive in a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Temporary Disability Benefits Under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation laws, you are entitled to receive temporary disability benefits if you have been unable to work for more than seven days because of a job-related injury. You’ll typically receive temporary benefits until you return to work, have achieved maximum medical improvement or have received benefits for 400…