Lawyers For The Injured Worker:

Newark, NJ
Jersey City, NJ
Paterson, NJ
Elizabeth, NJ
Toms River, NJ
Edison, NJ
Trenton, NJ
Camden, NJ
Clifton, NJ
Cherry Hill, NJ
Passaic, NJ
East Orange, NJ
Union City, NJ
North Bergen, NJ
Irvington, NJ

Workers' compensation provides medical treatment, wage replacement and permanent disability compensation to employees who suffer job-related injuries or illnesses, and death benefits to dependents of workers who have died as a result of their employment. 
Employer/Insurance Carrier
The law requires that all New Jersey employers, not covered by Federal programs, have workers’ compensation coverage or be approved for self-insurance

New Jersey workers' compensation law

New Jersey workers compensation law is complex. An injured employee can be confused and stressed by the process. Insurance companies and employers will take advantage of an injured worker by denying a legitimate claim medical benefits for  undervaluing a claim for income benefits, pressuring the worker to return to work prematurely (including light duty) or to accept a low cash settlement for a permanent disability, discouraging a worker from seeing a new doctor, or refusing to accept responsibility for a repetitive stress injury. 

Filing a Claim

In cases of dispute between an injured worker and the employer and/or insurance carrier over entitlement to benefits, the worker may file either a formal Claim Petition or an Application for an Informal Hearing with the Division of Workers' Compensation. Upon filing, the case will be assigned to a judge and a district office based upon the county of residence of the injured worker, or if the worker lives out of state, the county where the employer is located.

Issues may include compensability of the claim (whether the injury/illness is considered work-related), the type and extent of medical treatment, and/or the payment of temporary disability benefits. Further, a claim petition may seek permanent disability benefits and in cases of alleged job-related death, dependency benefits.  Workers are generally represented by an attorney but they may file a claim petition on their own (pro se).  An insurance carrier will usually provide a legal defense on behalf of a covered employer.  If you are a self-insured corporation, it is required that you or your third party administrator obtain legal representation to defend your interests.