Workers’ compensation is a creature of NJ statutory law. It is a no-fault system that was designed to protect the injured worker back when it was passed in 1911. The purpose was to provide quick medical treatment, wage loss, and a permanency award for anyone who sustained a work accident.
What Are The Workers’ Rights Under New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law?
An injured worker is entitled to reasonable and necessary medical treatment caused by a work-related injury, temporary disability benefits, or wage replacement when they are actively treating for a work injury.
They may also be entitled to permanent disability benefits for any injuries that result in permanent restrictions or impairment to the injured body part. All of these benefits are usually paid for by the employer’s workers’ compensation carrier.
If there is a dispute about any of the benefits, the employee has the right to file a claim with the New Jersey Department of Labor, a Division of Workers’ Compensation, and have the matter heard by a workers’ compensation judge.
If The Injury Sustained At Work Is My Fault, Does That Mean I Have No Chance Of Recovery?
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system; it doesn’t matter if you inadvertently injure yourself and there is no other reason for the injury other than your own inattention.
As long as you do not intentionally injure yourself, you are entitled to benefits provided by workers’ compensation in New Jersey.
For more information on Workers’ Compensation Law In New Jersey, an initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (908) 200-2297 today.