Your Rights in New Jersey
In New Jersey, when a worker suffers a work-related injury, he or she is entitled to several rights under the law, such as:
- Right to prompt medical attention: Your employer or compensation carrier has the right to pick which doctor you treat with. However, your employer has the obligation to provide any and all appropriate medical treatment that is reasonable and necessary.
- Right to wage loss benefits: In addition to medical treatment, your employer or insurance carrier is required to pay you up to $921 per week while you are actively being treated and out of work.
- Right to a lump sum payment: Once treatment is resolved, you may have the right to receive a lump sum payment or a payment over several weeks. When you receive a lump sum payment, your case is closed permanently, resulting in the cessation of monetary benefits and medical rights. Our attorneys can help negotiate any lump sum settlement to maximize your recovery and compensate you for your losses.
We encourage you to contact our office as soon as possible after your injury so we can best protect your rights. Our attorneys want you to be fully aware and informed of your rights under the law, and we are committed to making sure our clients obtain the best results possible.