Overview of Notice and Statute of Limitation Requirements For Filing a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Claim
Workers compensation cases can arise from work-related accidents or occupational disease. If your New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney determines that your accident or occupational disease is work related, or arose out of or in the course of employment, he will need to provide notice to your employer and file a claim within the applicable two-year statute of limitation.
Although notice provisions involving accidents differ from notice provisions for occupational claims, if proper notice is not provided to the employer within specified time limits, you will lose right to certain workers’ compensation benefits. However, if you have hired a New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney, he will ensure that you give proper notice to your employer depending on your specific work-related injury or occupational claim.
Statute of Limitations
Similarly, the statute of limitations also slightly differs for occupational claims as opposed to work related accidents. Whereas the occupational statute hinges on what you knew about your disability and its relation to your employment, the accident statute requires you to file a claim within two years after the accident unless after the accident your employer agreed to provide you benefits.
Regardless, in order to ensure you do not jeopardize your rights to successfully file a workers’ compensation claim, it is in your best interest to immediately hire a New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney following your workplace accident or occupational disease.
If you have suffered an occupational disease or a work-related accident, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits under New Jersey’s Worker’s Compensation Act. However, in order to successfully file a claim, you need to meet certain notice and statute of limitations requirements.
For more information or to talk to New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney, call the Law Offices of Dan T. Matrafajlo at (908) 248-4404.