Workers Compensation

13
SEP
2011
Construction accident

ARE FUNERAL COSTS COVERED BY EMPLOYER’S WORKER’S COMPENSATION POLICY

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If an employee/worker dies because of a work related injury then the employer, through its workers’ compensation carrier, will pay $3,500.00 funeral costs in addition to other workers’ compensation benefits. See, N.J.S. 34:15-13.
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02
SEP
2011
Construction accident

Union County Workers Compensation Court Information (Elizabeth District Office)

If you are employed in New Jersey and a resident of Union County then your Workers’ Compensation case, more likely then not, will be heard in Elizabeth, New Jersey, specifically: 295 North Broad Street, 2nd floor Elizabeth, NJ 07208 telephone #: (908) 820-3062 fax #: (908)...
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01
AUG
2011
Construction accident

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Gives General Overview of the Uninsured Employers Fund

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What happens if you’ve been injured on the job, but your employer does not provide workers’ compensation insurance in direct violation of New Jersey law? Can you still recover some benefits or compensation for your injuries? In this article, New Jersey workers’ compensation...
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29
JUL
2011
Construction accident

The Process of Getting Your New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Benefits Through the Uninsured Employers Fund (Part 2)

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Continued from Part 1. If you’ve been injured in your workplace and your employer is found to be uninsured for workers’ compensation insurance, your case will go to a hearing in a selected court villeinage. The Uninsured Employers Fund will be assigned an attorney to...
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27
JUL
2011
Construction accident

The Process of Getting Your New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Benefits Through the Uninsured Employers Fund (Part 1)

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If your employer fails to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage and you’re injured on the job, you may still recover medical costs and temporary disability benefits through the Uninsured Employers Fund. In order to do so, you or your New Jersey workers’ compensation...
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25
JUL
2011
Construction accident

Workers’ Compensation Posting Requirements for New Jersey Employers

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New Jersey workers’ compensation is a “no fault” insurance program that provides medical treatment, wage replacement and permanent disability compensation to employees who face illnesses or injuries that are job related. New Jersey law requires every employer, whether a sole...
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22
JUL
2011
Construction accident

Overview of Workers’ Compensation Fraud in New Jersey

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In 1998 New Jersey passed a bill which for the first time defines and establishes penalties for Workers’ Compensation fraud (N.J.S.A. 34:15-57.4). The provisions of the bill make it a criminal act to “willfully and knowingly” misrepresent facts in order to receive compensation or...
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20
JUL
2011
Construction accident

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Fraud Penalties

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Workers’ compensation fraud is committed when an individual or organization willfully falsifies information in order to receive or deny benefits. New Jersey codified penalties for workers’ compensation fraud in 1998. Under this law such fraud is a criminal act, subject to civil...
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18
JUL
2011
Construction accident

Is It Possible for New Jersey Employers to Self-Insure for Workers’ Compensation?

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The short answer is yes; however, the decision is made by the Department of Banking & Insurance.  Approval depends on an employer’s ability to show that it has enough assets to cover all possible claims for work-related injuries.  If the commissioner of insurance is...
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15
JUL
2011
Construction accident

Important Dates in Your New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Claim

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How many days of work do I need to miss before I’m eligible to receive workers’ compensation? To receive temporary disability benefits, you must be unable to work for seven days. These days do not need to be consecutive, and weekends and holidays count toward the...
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