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Workers’ Compensation vs. Disability Insurance

When you suffer an injury or illness and are unable to work, you may be eligible to receive financial support from a few different sources, but primarily workers’ compensation and state disability insurance. Both disability insurance and workers’ compensation provide benefits to individuals who have suffered an injury or illness and are unable to work. […]

What Happens If I Quit My Job During My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Being injured on the job can take a toll on you. Often, that toll can be exacerbated when you return to work while still being treated for your injuries. Bosses and supervisors may be unsympathetic and demand too much of you. If you return to work on light duty, you may be teased or ridiculed […]

Railroad Accidents and Your Legal Rights

Railroad workers face the potential for serious injury due to the very nature of the environment in which they work. If you have been injured on the job as a railroad worker, here is what you need to know. Aside from the risk of serious physical injury, railroad workers regularly fall victim to exposure to […]

Afraid to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim Because of Threats From Employer?

If you are an employee who has been injured on the job, you are entitled to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation law. The New Jerseys workers’ compensation system is designed to protect both employers and employees. Employers must provide compensation, benefits, and reimbursement when an employee is injured […]

How Medical Marijuana Affects Workers’ Compensation

Medical marijuana is a topic in workers’ compensation discussions across the country because the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes has become legal in state after state. In 2010, New Jersey legalized the use of marijuana to treat “a very limited number of conditions and injuries” including: Lou Gehrig’s disease; Multiple sclerosis; Terminal cancer; Muscular […]

Returning to Work With Restrictions From Your Workers’ Compensation Doctor

When your workers’ compensation doctor decides that you are able to return to work, but with some restrictions, this is called returning to work on light duty or sedentary duty. Light and sedentary restrictions can be temporary or permanent. Temporary restrictions usually occur when you are still seeing the doctor and recovering from your injury. […]

What Rights Do Minors Have Under The New Jersey Workers’ Compensation System?

Every worker who is regarded as an “employee” is entitled to workers’ compensation in New Jersey. In other words, all employees in the State of New Jersey who have suffered a work-related injury are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. An employee’s age cannot be used to automatically disqualify them from receiving workers’ compensation benefits. […]

Common Problems With Workers’ Compensation Claims, and How an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help

Any discussion of common problems with workers’ compensation claims must first begin with a general understanding of what workers’ compensation is supposed to do. Workers’ compensation is supposed to provide you with benefits whenever you are injured on the job. In other words, if you are injured on the job, you’re supposed to be able […]

Calculating Your Weekly Wage For Workers’ Compensation Purposes

To put it simply, your average weekly wage for the purpose or workers’ compensation benefits is the average amount of money you earned during an average work week prior to being injured. Calculating your average weekly wage properly is very important because a large portion of your workers’ compensation benefits will be paid to you […]

Compensation for Injuries Incurred Coming and Going From Work in New Jersey

Many injuries occur when people are coming and going to work––before work starts and at the end of the day. Where an accident occurs will determine whether the injury will be covered under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation statute. The Coming And Going Rule Generally speaking, motor vehicle accidents that happen during your regular commute, especially […]

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