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Category Archives: Workers Compensation

What Are Your Remedies if a Work Injury Worsens a Prior Condition?

When an employee with a preexisting medical condition or injury aggravates that condition due to a subsequent work-related injury, leaving the employee disabled, there is a special type of workers’ compensation that applies. New Jersey created the Second Injury Fund to act as an insurer of last recourse for certain injuries, so that the employer… Read More »

What Disability Benefits Does New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Pay, and for How Long?

If you suffer an accident or illness at work that renders you disabled for any period of time or even permanently, you have a legal remedy. New Jersey law requires employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage, which pays for injured employees’ out of pocket costs regardless of who was at fault for the accident… Read More »

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… 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… Read More »