If I Am Injured At Work, Do I Have To Use The Company’s Doctors?
In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, if you are injured at work, you have the right to seek medical treatment for your injuries. However, the specific requirements for medical treatment vary between the two states. As an initial matter, whenever you are involved in a workplace accident or injured at your place of employment, it is […]
If I Am Injured At Work, Should I Report It To My Employer? If I Do, What Do I Do If My Employer Ignores My Injury?
New Jersey and Pennsylvania have a workers compensation system in place which is designed to provide benefits/compensation to employees who are injured on the job. However, to utilize the system if you are injured at work, certain procedures need to be followed and the failure to do so could negatively impact your ability to receive […]
Medical Records in New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Claims
Those who suffer injuries or develop an illness in the workplace may file a claim under New Jersey’s Workers’ Compensation laws. The law allows injured or sick workers, or their beneficiaries, to use benefits for medical treatment, income replacement, new job training, long-term disability benefits, and reasonable funeral expenses. Securing these benefits requires the injured […]
I’ve Been Injured In An Accident, What Is My Case Worth?
This is often the first question clients ask personal injury attorneys. Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult to answer because there are many factors that go into that determination. There is no specific mechanism or formula to determine the value of a personal injury claim because every case is different. Depending on who is looking at the […]
New Jersey Issues Stop-Work Orders to Prevent Injury, Exploitation
In 2019, New Jersey changed its labor laws to make it easier for the state’s Department of Labor to crack down on unsafe work conditions and unfair treatment of workers. Since then, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development has issued seventy-one stop-work orders. Most of the orders issued to date went to construction companies. […]
What Are a Family’s Options Following a Fatal Workplace Accident?
Losing a loved one in a workplace accident is always a tough time for any family. However, thousands of families are confronted with this very reality every year. While nothing can bring back a loved one from a tragic accident, grieving families may be able to get help. Hiring an attorney can help ensure they […]
Business Association Asks NJ Governor to Reverse Presumption that Essential Employee’s COVID-19 Was Work-Related
New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) formally asked Governor Phil Murphy to use his executive powers to nullify a 2020 law that created a presumption that essential workers’ who developed COVID-19 were exposed at work. This has been a critical help for the thousands of New Jersey workers who contracted COVID-19 over the past […]
New Jersey Workplace Accident Data from 2020
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released workplace injury data from 2020. While 2020 was indeed a challenging year in many regards, it was challenging for those who suffered workplace accidents. Following a workplace accident, injured workers face additional stress and financial worry on top of those they are already dealing with due to the COVID-19 […]
How Fault Plays into a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Claim
The New Jersey workers’ compensation program is commonly referred to as a no-fault system because injured workers do not need to prove that someone else was responsible for their injuries to obtain benefits. However, fault can play a role in a workplace accident in a few ways. What Happens if an Employer Is at Fault […]
Steps to Take After a New Jersey Workplace Accident
Getting injured at work is something that few workers think about. However, workplace injuries are pretty standard. In fact, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2020, approximately three percent of all employees suffered some workplace injury. Roughly seventy percent of these accidents resulted in a worker missing one […]