The Future Outlook of Workers’ Compensation in New Jersey
Medical science has met some extraordinary milestones, especially in the past 10 years. These new discoveries and treatment options provide patients with a new promise for their future. And these medical breakthroughs and benefits have become one of the most exciting frontier areas of New Jersey’s workers’ compensation law.
When Techniques Become Treatment
In the medical field, new techniques are being discovered and tested every day. And in some cases, these sophisticated techniques become treatments, especially in the areas of transplants, grafts and chemotherapy. And when these techniques become accepted methods of treatments, workers’ compensation insurance carriers will be required to furnish them to injured employees receiving benefits.
For example, just 10 years ago, insurance carriers were not required to provide heart transplant procedures as part of their covered benefits. However, today, it has become a routine part of the New Jersey workers’ compensation benefits system.
Just as providing benefits for a heart transplant bordered on the realm of science fiction only 10 years ago, what may seem like a futuristic medical treatment today could easily be required under New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation system tomorrow.
Contact an Experienced New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
If you or a loved one was injured while at work or during the course employment, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. However, even though you are entitled to these benefits, it does not mean it is an easy process and you will automatically get the maximum benefits that you deserve.
To ensure that you get the full compensation to which you are entitled, you should consult with an experienced New Jersey workers compensation lawyer. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced and knowledgeable lawyers, call the Law Offices of Dan T. Matrafajlo at (908) 248-4404.