NJ Workers Compensation
What is Workers Compensation?
Workers compensation is a set of laws put in place to allow employees to collect money, wages, etc (as applicable) in the event of an injury at their workplace, without the need for litigation. Workers compensation laws vary from state to state, but in New Jersey, all corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships must provide workers compensation insurance or “be approved for self-insurance”.
Examples of Workers Compensation Claims
New Jersey workers compensation claims come in many forms. Here are a few of the most common types of workers compensation claims in New Jersey:
• Lifting injuries
• Slip and Falls
• Repetitive use injuries
• Industrial equipment-related injuries
• Construction injuries
• Electrical shock injuries
• Motor vehicle accidents
Even if you believe your workplace injury or ailment does not fall into one of these areas of workplace injury above, you should seek legal representation, as any accident that occurs in the workplace might be the result of your employer’s negligence.
Workplace Injury in New Jersey: The Next Steps
1. Tell Your Employer
2. Fill Out and Submit a NJ Workers Comp form (provided by employer)
3. Contact a workers compensation attorney (for your Ocean or Monmouth County claim): Though you may well be covered under the NJ workers compensation laws and your employer carrying offering no dispute to your claim, it is vital to always be well aware of your rights and the due process of the law.
If you have been injured on the job at your NJ workplace, and feel that your employer was negligent in some way, an initial consultation with one of our Brick workers compensation lawyers will at the very least ensure your rights as an employee are protected.
Give our qualified workplace injury/workers compensation lawyers a call at Lepore&Luizzi in Brick, New Jersey, serving Ocean County, Monmouth County, and New Jersey State. Learn more about our NJ workers compensation legal services.