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Can I Work While Receiving Workers' Compensation?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Jul 6, 2021 12:05:50 PM

In New Jersey, the workers’ compensation program protects employees who suffer from on-the-job injuries or work-related health conditions. State law requires that most employers carry workers’ compensation insurance. Because each state has different requirements for workers’ compensation programs, many aspects of coverage and policy regulations can vary from state to state. The question of whether you can work while receiving workers’ compensation benefits is more complicated than “yes” or “no.” Like many legal issues, the answer is that it depends.

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Topics: Employment Law, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation

Am I Entitled to Workers Compensation for My Injury?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Feb 10, 2021 1:12:12 PM

Most employers in the state of New Jersey are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This means that virtually every employee should be covered by a workers’ compensation insurance plan and entitled to benefits if they suffer a work-related or on-the-job injury.

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Topics: Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation

What Does Workers Compensation Cover?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Nov 24, 2020 1:29:53 PM

If you’ve been injured on the job, you may wonder what you should do next. Should you call your own health insurance? Are you eligible for workers’ compensation? If you are, what does that mean? Learning the basics of workers’ compensation coverage can help ease some of the stress and uncertainty you may feel if you’ve suffered a work-related injury.

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Topics: Wage & Hour, Employment Law, Workers' Compensation

NJ Task Force Prioritizes Properly Classifying Workers

Posted by Jamison Mark on Oct 12, 2018 1:59:00 PM

Worker misclassification costs more than you may think. While employees who are misclassified as independent contractors may pay higher self-employment taxes and miss out on many benefits and protections of state and federal laws, New Jersey also misses out on significant revenue that businesses must tender to the state on behalf of employees but not independent contractors.

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Topics: Employment Law, Whistleblower Protection, Workers' Compensation

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

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