Workers Compensation

01
JUL
2011
Construction accident

What Happens When an Employer Fails to Insure for Workers’ Compensation?

New Jersey law requires all employers in New Jersey, except for public employers and employers of domestic workers, to provide workers’ compensation benefits, either through an insurance policy or through a state-approved self-insurance plan. Failure to do so can carry with it...
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29
JUN
2011
Construction accident

Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) Benefits in New Jersey

If you’ve been injured on the job and cannot work as a result of your injury, you may wonder if it’s possible to receive temporary disability benefits in addition to the standard New Jersey workers’ compensation benefits. In this article, New Jersey workers’ compensation...
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27
JUN
2011
Construction accident

Does New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation Program Provide Cost of Living Increases?

Not for workers whose injury occurred after January 1, 1980. In 1980, New Jersey’s workers’ compensation law was modified to provide supplemental benefits to workers who are totally and permanently disabled from an injury prior to this date. These supplemental...
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24
JUN
2011
Construction accident

Does an Employer Need to Report a New Jersey Work Injury to the State?

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In most cases, no. If your employer has New Jersey workers’ compensation insurance, he or she will report the injury to the insurer. The insurer will pass along the information to the Compensation Rating & Inspection Bureau, who will in turn send it to the New Jersey...
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22
JUN
2011
Construction accident

What If I Get Money From a Third Party for My New Jersey Work Injury?

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New Jersey’s workers’ compensation law is designed to prevent a worker from receiving payments multiple times for the same injury. For this reason, your employer or insurance carrier is allowed to receive credit for any money you recovered from a third party. This...
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17
JUN
2011
Construction accident

Can an Employer Discontinue Health Insurance Coverage Because of a New Jersey Workplace Injury?

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If you have been temporarily disabled due to a job injury in New Jersey, you may be eligible for certain compensation by your employer’s insurance carrier. This compensation will pay for the costs of your medical treatment and a portion of your lost wages for missed time at...
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15
JUN
2011
Construction accident

Can My Employer Fire Me for Missing Work Due to a New Jersey Work Injury?

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New Jersey Annotated Statute 34:15-39.1 prohibits an employer from taking retaliatory action against an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim or for testifying at another employee’s workers’ compensation hearing. This includes firing, suspension,...
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13
JUN
2011
Construction accident

An Introduction to New Jersey Workers’ Compensation

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New Jersey workers’ compensation is a program that provides benefits to workers who are injured at their jobs. It pays for medical treatment, and can also provide compensation for temporary or permanent disabilities. The New Jersey workers’ compensation system also...
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09
JUN
2011
Construction accident

How Much Will I Be Compensated for My New Jersey Work Injury?

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Getting injured on the job is expensive. In addition to the immediate costs of your medical bills, there may be prescriptions to take, physical therapy sessions to attend, and other long-term care needed. Injured workers worry about making ends meet, and one of the more common...
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