The Basics of New Jersey Workers’ CompIf you are injured in the course of your employment, New Jersey Workers’ Comp laws stipulate that you may be entitled to certain benefits, such as the funds to cover the cost of treating your injuries and recovering from them as well as a certain portion of your lost wages. If you’ve been injured on the job, reach out to a Morristown Workers’ Compensation attorney who can help.
If you sustain an injury on the job, your first priority -- besides seeking medical treatment -- is to notify your employer and file a formal claim for Workers’ Comp benefits so that you can be compensated for any medical costs accrued as a result of the workplace injury. You have only a limited timeframe in which to file your claim or you forfeit your right to benefits, so it’s best to do this as soon as possible, if not the day of the injury.
New Jersey Workers’ Comp law does not require that you submit this notification in writing, but your employer does reserve the right to select which doctor you will see for treatment for your injuries.
There are different classifications of work-related disabilities under New Jersey’s laws, and they are permanent total disability, permanent partial disability and temporary disability. Permanent total and partial disability apply to disabilities that will preclude the worker from ever being able to return to the kind of work he or she did before; a permanently disabled worker will receive more compensation than a worker who is disabled temporarily.
Disability pays 70% of an employee’s average weekly wage, and the length is dependent on the type and duration of the injury.
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