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Are You Aware Of What Constitutes A Work Injury?

Are You Aware Of What Constitutes A Work Injury? Ever had a bad day at work? We all do, don’t we? But if you’re injured at work there’s no way to tell at that point on how bad things might get. Most people are aware that if there’s a work-related injury,  Workers’ Compensation has them … Continue reading “Are You Aware Of What Constitutes A Work Injury?”

Top Mistakes to Avoid When You Get Hurt at Work

If you got injured at work, your mind would be flooded with many questions. What should you do next? What will happen to your family, especially if you are the sole breadwinner? Who will pay your bills? How serious are the injuries and will you have to be admitted to the hospital? And possibly the … Continue reading “Top Mistakes to Avoid When You Get Hurt at Work”

Get The Facts on Workers’ Compensation So You’re In the Know

Know What to Expect When Filing a Claim in New Jersey Have you been injured on the job? While it can be a scary time, these 21 workers’ comp facts can make this time less stressful for you! FACT: An employer must provide medical treatment related to the accident that will provide a “cure.” FACT: … Continue reading “Get The Facts on Workers’ Compensation So You’re In the Know”

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation and Pre-Existing Conditions

Away from all the gloomy news that’s been doing the rounds, retired coal miners finally have some good developments to cheer about. Congress recently reached a deal to fund United Mine Workers’ health care benefits with around $1 trillion in federal funding.  More than 22,000 coal miners will breathe a sigh of relief, who were … Continue reading “New Jersey Workers’ Compensation and Pre-Existing Conditions”

The State of Workers’ Compensation Law in New Jersey

A large part of our adult lives revolves around work. It goes as deep as new friends, a comfortable living situation, and many other things. This all sounds good, but unfortunately, not everything is great at all times. Even though work helps us achieve a lot of things we want to do it can also … Continue reading “The State of Workers’ Compensation Law in New Jersey”

Will Social Security Benefits Affect My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

It is not unheard of for an injured worker to receive both social security disability insurance benefits and workers’ compensation at the same time. They are the two biggest work-based disability programs in the U.S. While both payouts for a disability, social security disability insurance benefits are paid to those who cannot be employed due … Continue reading “Will Social Security Benefits Affect My Workers’ Compensation Claim?”

Do Not Let a Pre-Existing Condition Stop You From Filing a Claim!

When you are hired for a new job, the employer hired you as you are, meaning your new boss hired you despite the fact you have a pre-existing condition. What pre-existing condition do you ask? Are you a diabetic? Have a bad back? High blood pressure run in your family? We all have a pre-existing … Continue reading “Do Not Let a Pre-Existing Condition Stop You From Filing a Claim!”

Getting Hurt at Work: Do I File Workers’ Comp or Personal Injury Claim?

Most people do not realize that what workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyers do in a courtroom are very similar actions from a legal standpoint. Workers’ compensation was created in the 1920s to protect workers who were hurt on the job. Workers’ compensation health insurance was a program designed to protect employers and pay the … Continue reading “Getting Hurt at Work: Do I File Workers’ Comp or Personal Injury Claim?”

Injured While Commuting – Will Workers’ Compensation Cover my Injury?

Generally, if one is injured while commuting to or from work, they are not covered by Workers’ Compensation. However, several exceptions do exist. Some of the exceptions include: Employees who have no fixed place of work. An example of this is if a salesperson or service person works in the field. Employees who are on-call. … Continue reading “Injured While Commuting – Will Workers’ Compensation Cover my Injury?”

Things You Need to Know if You Suffered a Work-Related Injury

Dealing with a workers’ compensation claim can get very complex and time-consuming, especially if you are not familiar with workers’ compensation law. It doesn’t take much to get overwhelmed with all the moving pieces involved. You should know, however, that the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act exists to protect injured workers, and make sure that … Continue reading “Things You Need to Know if You Suffered a Work-Related Injury”