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In the state of New Jersey, the Division of Workers’ Compensation administers the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act by:
All New Jersey employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance including:
In most cases, workers’ compensation is the only remedy available to an injured employee or the members of their family. An experienced New Jersey workers’ comp lawyer can review your situation and determine what legal remedies are available.
A workers’ compensation policy provides coverage for the following as long as the injury or occupational illness occurred in the course of employment:
Employees are protected by workers’ compensation as long as the injury or illness happened “in the course of employment.” N.J.S.A. 34:15-7 provides in part:
“When employer and employee shall by agreement, either express or implied, as hereinafter provided, accept the provisions of this article, compensation for personal injuries to, or for the death of, such employee by accident arising out of and in the course of employment shall be made by the employer without regard to the negligence of the employer, according to the schedule contained in sections 34:15-12 and 34:15-13.”
The term “arising out of and in the course of employment” refers to the origin of the accident in connection with the employment. Because the analysis is complex, involving a review of the risk that gave rise to the injury and whether or not the risk was contemplated as an incident of the employment, it is important to have a New Jersey workers’ comp lawyer review the specifics of your potential claim.
The legal team at Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A. understands how stressful it is to be injured on the job or to sustain a life altering illness as a result of your employment. Our team of lawyers is ready to file all of the appropriate claims on your behalf. Contact our office today.
Don’t let your rights be jeopardized.