Mark Law Firm Blog

Why Should I Get a Lawyer for My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Mar 7, 2018 4:30:00 PM

If you are a New Jersey employee who has been hurt on the job, workers’ compensation will cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and many other costs. Often, workers’ compensation is the only way to recover for your work-related injuries. Sometimes, however, it may be possible to get compensation for your injuries from sources other than workers’ compensation. An experienced attorney can not only help you navigate the workers’ compensation system and make sure you fully recover the workers’ comp benefits you deserve but also evaluate whether you may have additional compensable claims against other parties.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

I Was Injured While Telecommuting…What Are My Rights?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Oct 5, 2017 4:00:00 PM

If you are injured while working from home (sometimes known as “telecommuting” or “teleworking”), you may not realize that you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. These could reimburse you for medical expenses, lost wages, temporary disability, permanent disability or impairment, and more. Do you know your rights?

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

What Should I Do If My Employer Fails to Compensate My Work-Related Injury?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Sep 4, 2017 9:05:00 AM

If you’ve been injured on the job in New Jersey, the NJ workers’ compensation system is designed to help replace your lost wages and compensate you for your injuries. State law requires that private employers operating in New Jersey provide workers’ compensation benefits to all qualified employees through an insurance policy or an approved plan of self-insurance.[1] But what happens if you are hurt at work and your employer refuses to compensate you?

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Topics: Employment Law, Workers' Compensation

What Is a "Permanent Partial Disability" in New Jersey Workers' Compensation?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Aug 10, 2017 4:21:00 PM

If you’re injured at work or develop a work-related medical condition, the New Jersey workers’ compensation system can help pay your medical expenses and replace your lost wages for time off during your recovery. You may not realize that in addition to recovering your costs, you may also be entitled to compensation for any permanent impairment you sustain as a result of your injuries or occupational disease.

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Topics: Employment Law, Workers' Compensation

What to Do If You're Injured at Work

Posted by Jamison Mark on Jul 17, 2017 4:56:00 PM

If you have been injured on the job or have suffered an occupational illness in New Jersey, you may be entitled to legal compensation. Navigating the legal complexities in order to receive compensation, however, requires a full understanding of the steps to take after a workplace injury has occurred or an occupational illness has been contracted.

New Jersey has strict rules outlining how the workers' compensation process works, so keep the following tips in mind to collect the benefits you deserve.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

How Long Do I Have to Be Employed to Get NJ Workers' Comp?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Dec 9, 2016 10:52:00 AM

In New Jersey, most workers are protected by workers’ compensation laws. Workers’ comp is a kind of insurance that employers are required by state law to carry. It compensates employees injured on the job for their medical costs and wages lost as a result of those injuries and long-term permanent disability (if applicable). Most employees are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, no matter how long they have been working for a particular company. However, timing can factor into your New Jersey workers’ compensation claim in a few ways, and other factors can impact your eligibility.

 

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Topics: Employment Law, Workers' Compensation

I Was Injured on the Job in New Jersey. Can I Be Fired?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Oct 22, 2016 12:01:18 PM

 

If you’ve suffered an on-the-job injury, you may worry about more than your physical recovery—you may worry that you won’t be able to return to work. A lot of factors play into whether you will be able to go back to your job after an injury. Knowing the laws and requirements can help you focus on your recovery rather than worrying about your employment.

 

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Topics: Discrimination & Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Hiring a lawyer

New Jersey’s Terrifying Health Hazard: Lead

Posted by Jamison Mark on Apr 2, 2016 9:30:00 AM

 

Although Flint, Michigan has been making the news for its lead-contaminated water, the New Jersey Department of Health revealed that eleven cities and two counties in New Jersey have a higher proportion of young children with dangerous lead levels than Flint. Recent testing reveals that New Jersey’s lead problem is widespread and can lead to serious health problems. In 2015, there were more than 3,000 new cases of children under the age of 6 in New Jersey with elevated levels of lead in their blood. In fact, nearly 225,000 young children in the state have been afflicted by lead since 2000.

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Topics: Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover New Jersey Uber Drivers?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Feb 19, 2016 3:51:00 PM

Workers’ compensation ensures that employees who are hurt on the job will be compensated for their injuries and lost wages. It’s an insurance program, governed by state law, which all New Jersey employers are required to support. Employers pay premiums, and generally, employees can’t sue their employer for work-related injuries. Instead, injured employees may recover from the workers’ compensation policy carrier for partial lost wages, paid medical care, and partial or total permanent disability benefits if appropriate. But does it cover people who work as drivers for mobile phone application-based car hire services like Uber and its biggest competitor, Lyft?

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Topics: Employment Law, Workers' Compensation

Does Workers’ Comp Preclude NJLAD Suits?

Posted by Jennifer Casazza on Oct 30, 2015 10:00:00 AM

It is a rare occurrence when Workers Compensation Law and Employment Discrimination Law overlap. These two areas of the law are often litigated separately and treated as two entirely separate issues. This is why when the New Jersey Superior Court, Law Division, released a written opinion on Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss in McManus v. Bd. Of Education of Somerset County, concerning a case brought under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, Employment and Workers’ Compensation practitioners alike scratched their heads.

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Topics: Employment Law, Workers' Compensation

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