Accidents occur every day, at every time of the day. People are not immune to accidents in the workplace. When an injury occurs at work, it can turn one’s world upside down. Many may quickly choose to settle the claim with an insurance company. However, the state workers’ compensation system (with the assistance of experienced attorneys) helps to provide financial assistance to those suffering through medical treatment, wage replacement, and permanent disability compensation as well as death benefits to the dependents of workers who have died as a result of an injury on the job.
The New Jersey Division of Labor and Workforce Development governs the administration of Workers’ Compensation in New Jersey. Employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance and workers who have been injured while at work are entitled by law to certain benefits – regardless of how you are paid.