Workers’ Compensation

Workplace accidents require scrupulous review & careful argument so you get the benefits you deserve.

Workers’ compensation laws are intricate

Your case will be governed by the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act which is complicated and requires expert guidance.

You have undoubtedly heard the term “workers’ compensation,” but unless you or a loved one have ever been injured in a workplace accident, you may not understand how it works. It goes beyond simple personal injury law and allows certain benefits to be provided for medical treatment, temporary disability, and permanent disability. However, it can get confusing due to its overlap with programs like Social Security Disability, Pension Disability, Unemployment, and many others.

The workers’ compensation attorneys at KMH&L Lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help guide you through this difficult time. The first thing to note is, upon getting injured, you should immediately report the accident to your supervisor and ask for medical treatment. Ensure that your injury is reported by the employer to their workers’ compensation carrier, ask for the insurance carrier information so you can follow up as well.

KMH&L’s attorneys are not only intimately familiar with personal injury law, but also with workers’ compensation claims. We know what type of injuries are considered workplace injuries and what benefits you’re entitled to, so we’ll fight zealously for everything you deserve. And, perhaps most importantly, we’ll help you remember that you are not alone.

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What’s covered by New Jersey Workers’ Compensation insurance?

  1. In New Jersey, your employer’s carrier dictates medical care, so they can select your doctors for you.
  2. Their carrier is obligated to pay for all secondary and tertiary costs related to the primary medical treatment.
  3. Should you be kept out of work for seven (7) days or more you may be entitled to temporary disability benefits.
  4. Temporary disability benefits will represent 70% of your average weekly wage and be subject to annual maximum and minimums.
  5. If, after you have completed medical treatment, it is determined that you have suffered a functional loss due to the work injury, you may be entitled to permanent disability benefits.