DISPUTED NJ WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASES UNDER SECTION 20

  • Dan T. Matrafajlo
  • Thu Sep 2011
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Worker Compensation Attorney Some employee claims for workers’ compensation benefits are disputed by the employer through it’s insurance carrier. If the new jersey injured worker’s claim for benefits is disputed either for liability (is the employer responsible) or causation (did the injury occur at work) then the parties can agree to settle the claim under section 20 (short for N.J.S.A. 34:15-20). Under a section 20 settlement, the employer is NOT responsible for any of the employee/worker’s medical bills (past or present) and/or any future claims for benefits (absolute release of rights and claims against the employer).  Therefore, a injured employee/worker should be absolutely certain that he/she has no case before accepting a section 20 offer.

Dan T. Matrafajlo

Dan T. Matrafajlo

NJ State Bar #: 031722003

Dan T. Matrafajlo, Esq., is the managing member and lead partner at Beninato and Matrafajlo, Attorneys at Law, LLC. Renowned for groundbreaking contributions to personal injury law, he has set legal precedents with influential Appellate decisions and garnered recognition in the New Jersey Law Journal. A consistent honoree on Super Lawyers' Rising Star list for the past five years, Matrafajlo's litigation prowess is widely acknowledged. He has won various awards like Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters Association 2019, and Nominated into Super Lawyers as a Rising Star from 2012 until the Present.

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