Are You an Employee or an Independent Contractor? Why it Matters for Workers’ Compensation

  New Jersey law requires employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage for employees in case they are injured on the job. However, companies are not required to provide such coverage for independent contractors that they hire to perform work. When an independent contractor is injured on a worksite, they…
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How Long can I Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

  If you suffer a work-related illness or injury, you should be eligible to receive benefits from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company. Under New Jersey laws, an employee generally does not have the right to file a lawsuit against their employer, so workers’ compensation benefits are their only remedy…
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Common Examples of Occupational Diseases often Covered by Workers’ Compensation

  When many people think about workers’ compensation claims, they think of an injury caused by a sudden and unexpected workplace accident. While incidents such as slip and falls and vehicle accidents certainly contribute to their fair share of workers’ compensation claims, occupational illness that develop over the course of…
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Hearing Loss and Workers’ Compensation – Do I Have a Claim?

  When an injury results from a sudden accident in the workplace, it is relatively obvious that the injury was job-related and that you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, with other types of injuries, it may be more challenging to receive benefits for your medical care, income replacement,…
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