If you have been injured on the job or have been diagnosed with an occupational illness, you may know that you need to report your injury or medical condition to your employer to get workers’ compensation benefits. But you may be less familiar with what duties your employer has under the state’s workers’ comp law. If you were involved in a workplace accident or incident that has left you with injuries or an illness, you need to familiarize yourself with employer obligations under NJ workers’ compensation. Let an attorney from Camili & Capo, PA guide you through the workers’ compensation claims process.
For years, our firm has been trusted by injured workers in Passaic County and throughout New Jersey to help them secure the maximum financial benefits they are entitled to under state law. We have the experience, skill, and tenacity necessary to fight for your interests, including taking your case to a formal hearing or court if necessary. If you believe that your employer is not fulfilling their legal obligations to you under the NJ workers’ compensation system after you have suffered a work injury or occupational illness, Camili & Capo, PA can help. Reach out to us for a free initial claim evaluation to discuss your legal rights and options with a NJ workers’ compensation attorney from our firm.
You may not realize the extent of the obligations and responsibilities that employers have to their workers when they are injured or develop an illness or medical condition on the job. These duties and responsibilities include:
If your employer is not complying with its obligations under workers’ compensation laws, you can act to demand respect for your rights by:
You do not need to fight for your rights and benefits on your own. A workers’ compensation attorney at Camili & Capo, PA can help you better understand employer obligations under NJ workers’ compensation law and discuss with you your legal options for demanding accountability.
Do not pass up important rights and benefits that you may be entitled to from your employer after you have suffered a work-related injury or illness. Contact Camili & Capo, PA today for a free, no-obligation case review to learn more about what a NJ workers’ compensation lawyer from our firm can do to demand accountability from your employer and ensure they fulfill their obligations under New Jersey workers’ compensation law.
The New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act typically makes filing a workers’ comp claim an injured worker’s sole legal recourse against their employer to obtain compensation for medical expenses and lost income. Injured workers normally may not file personal injury claims against their employers except in very limited circumstances, such as instances where an employer intentionally causes a worker’s injury. Instead, if an employer fails to fulfill their obligations under the workers’ compensation law (such as by having workers’ compensation insurance), an employee may have other alternatives under New Jersey law.
If you discover that your employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance despite being required to do so under the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act, you may have the option of filing a claim for benefits with the state’s Uninsured Employer’s Fund. You can obtain benefits from the UEF by filing a formal claim petition with the state within two years of the date of your workplace injury. If your injury is found compensable, a workers’ compensation judge will order your employer to pay benefits. If the employer fails to pay the ordered benefits, the order may be docketed in the trial court and you can file an application with the UEF for payment of the benefits designated in the judge’s order.
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