No one goes to work expecting to be injured on the job, but it happens. If you work in a warehouse, you could hurt your back by picking up a package that’s heavier than it looks. Servers in busy restaurants, rushing to check on an overdue order, can slip on a spilled soft drink, fall, […]Continue Reading
Workers’ Compensation Claims
New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Statute of Limitations
Under New Jersey law, if you are injured at work or develop an occupational illness, you are entitled to benefits through the workers’ compensation system. These benefits may include medical treatment, monetary payments, and even death benefits for people whose loved one died in a workplace accident. The New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act establishes the […]Continue Reading
Lump-Sum Settlement vs. Lifetime Benefits
Under New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation Act, there are two types of settlements that an injured worker can enter into with their employer and the insurance company. These settlements are referred to Section 20 and Section 22 settlements, based on the section of the Act that authorizes each one. Section 20 settlements result in a lump […]Continue Reading
Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation for Carpal Tunnel
If you’re like many people, your job involves some level of doing the same thing repeatedly — like typing on a keyboard, lifting something from one place to another, or even driving. Repetitive motions involving your hands and arms can often lead to numbness and tingling. In many cases, this is due to a condition […]Continue Reading
Workers’ Compensation for Eye Injuries or Vision Loss
For many people, one of the most gruesome types of injuries that they can imagine involves an injury to the eye. This sensitive area of our body isn’t usually touched (and if it is, only gently)— so the thought of an injury to the eye is cringe-inducing. Yet every single day in the United States, […]Continue Reading
What Happens If You Crash the Company Car?
In 2017 alone, there were 6,452,000 car accidents in the United States that were reported to the police. 2,746,000 people were injured in these crashes — and another 37,133 people were killed. These accidents were caused by a variety of factors, from speeding to distracted driving to driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. […]Continue Reading
Shoulder Injuries at Work
If you’re like most people, you don’t devote much time to thinking about your shoulders. But after you’ve hurt your shoulder, you quickly come to realize just how much you use your shoulders. When every motion — from standing up to laying down — is painful, you understand just how important shoulders truly are. There […]Continue Reading
Understanding New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Laws
Each year, millions of Americans are hurt at work. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2018 alone, employers reported 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries. In that same year, 5,250 people died as a result of injuries and accidents at work. Employees who are injured or become ill at work — and […]Continue Reading
Can You Receive Workers’ Comp for Anxiety or Stress?
When most people consider workers’ compensation, they typically think about a person who suffers some type of physical injury at work — such as falling from a high place, being crushed by equipment, or even losing a finger in a machinery accident. Yet workers’ compensation covers more than just injuries due to accidents. It also […]Continue Reading
What Is a Functional Capacity Evaluation? Everything You Need to Know
If you are injured or become ill as a result of your work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are available to employees who suffered a job-related injury or illness. In both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. Workers’ comp is a […]Continue Reading
Can a Severance Agreement Eliminate the Right to Claim Disability Insurance Benefits?
When an employee leaves their job, either voluntarily or involuntarily, their employer may offer what is known as a severance package. These deals are often attractive, offering pay and/or benefits for a period of time after an employee leaves the company. Unfortunately, the agreements that underlie these packages are typically very unfavorable to employees. A […]Continue Reading
Are Independent Contractors Covered by Workers’ Comp?
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that provides no-fault coverage for injuries and illnesses suffered by employees while on the job or as a result of their work. In New Jersey and the majority of other states, employers are required to purchase workers’ compensation coverage for their employees. So what happens is you are […]Continue Reading
Can You Still Receive Workers’ Comp If You Fail the Drug Test?
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system of insurance that provides coverage for employees who have been injured or become ill on the job. In other words, if you are hurt or become ill because of your job (such as through an accident or exposure to toxic chemicals), you won’t have to prove that your employer […]Continue Reading
Can You Receive Workers’ Comp for Trigger Finger?
When many people think of workers’ compensation, they view it as something that a person receives for an on-the-job injury, such as an accident or another major occurrence. In reality, workers’ compensation covers many types of workplace injuries and illnesses, such as occupational exposures and repetitive stress injuries. Also known as wear and tear injuries, […]Continue Reading
How Much Is My Workers’ Comp Case Worth?
If you are injured or become ill while on the job (or as a result of your work), then you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. This is a type of insurance that provides medical treatment and wage loss benefits to employees who have gotten sick or been injured on the job. These benefits […]Continue Reading