Category Archives: Workers Compensation
How Long Does a Workers’ Compensation Claim Take to Settle in New Jersey?
New Jersey law requires that employers in most organizations carry workers’ compensation insurance so that employees injured on the job are promptly reimbursed for their medical expenses, lost wages and related costs. However, workers’ comp claims vary in size and complexity. How long it takes to resolve a claim depends on the specific details of… Read More »
N.J. Workers’ Comp Rates Are Way Up, Benefitting the Most Disabled
The state of New Jersey recently raised the amount of benefits injured workers receive through workers’ compensation. The minimum and maximum rates for benefits paid to injured workers are 10 percent higher in 2022 than they were in 2021. This is a major change that is notably higher than the marginal increases in benefits of… Read More »
Employee Hurt While Volunteering at Company Outing Is Entitled to Workers’ Compensation
The New Jersey Supreme Court has expanded the circumstances in which employees’ injuries can be considered job-related for purposes of workers’ compensation. The court ruled that a company cook who volunteered to prepare meals at a community event sponsored by her employer was entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for injuries incurred. Under New Jersey’s Workers’… Read More »
If I Caught COVID-19 on the Job, Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
The COVID-19 pandemic has opened up a whole new avenue of potential workers’ compensation claims. If you believe you were exposed to coronavirus and caught the virus while on the job, then you might be able to collect workers’ compensation benefits. As we’re still in the early stages of this healthcare crisis, pinning down exactly… Read More »
Will COVID-19 Change the Workers’ Compensation System Forever?
Even after the worst part of the coronavirus pandemic subsides, it will likely take many years to assess the ways it has altered American society and culture. Certainly, the effects on employment and the healthcare industry will be significant, so we should expect laws to change to address those changed circumstances. Accordingly, states might be… Read More »