Newark Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Dedicated Workers Comp Attorneys in Newark, NJ Will Handle Your Case To Protect Your Rights In Essex County And Across New Jersey

Workers’ compensation is an insurance program that provides benefits to an employee who suffered a job-related illness or injury. In New Jersey, workers’ compensation is considered “no-fault”, meaning a benefit may be paid regardless of who was at fault for the accident and may also provide death benefits to a worker’s family after their death. Navigating workers’ compensation can be complicated. Team Law’s Newark personal injury lawyers have over 60 years of experience navigating New Jersey’s workers’ compensation system for its clients. With offices throughout New Jersey, Newark worker’s compensation lawyers from Team Law are never far.

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The First Steps If You Are Injured On The Job

If an injury occurs while on the job, it is important to notify your employer as soon as possible. Notice can be given to anyone in a position of authority at your place of business and does not need to be in writing. Of course, if necessary, seek medical care as soon as possible. However, New Jersey’s workers’ compensation law allows the employer or their insurance company to select the physician for medical treatment.

After an injury is reported to an employer, the employer should immediately notify their insurance carrier, and a “First Report” should be filed with the State. This report will be evaluated for a claim through the insurance carrier to see if compensation is available under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation law. The worker, employer and medical provider will then be contacted with the results of the assessment.

Following a claim, the insurance carrier may request an assessment from an “Independent Medical Examination.” This exam is typically performed by a physician who is not your regular doctor, to establish that:

Failure to participate in an Independent Medical Examination could result in a denial of a claim, and an employee may be required to participate in more than one Independent Medical Examination. Typically, the medical fees are paid for by the insurance carrier.

If a claim is accepted, the injured employee will be directed to the authorized medical provider and disability benefits will be provided if the injury requires time out of work beyond seven days. The insurance carrier is required to submit a second form within 26 weeks after the worker reaches maximum medical improvement, or returns to work. This second form is called the “Subsequent Report of Injury”, and a copy will be sent to the employee.

When There is a Dispute for a Claim

If a worker who was injured on the job feels that a claim was improperly denied by the employer or the insurance carrier, a formal “Claim Petition” or an “Application for an Informal Hearing” can be filed by the employee. Disputes can include: 

New Jersey requires that all employers not covered by Federal programs must have workers’ compensation coverage of some kind. Failure to have the appropriate coverage can result in fines up to $5000 for the first 20 days without coverage, and up to $5000 for each ten-day period thereafter.

If an employer failed to provide adequate workers’ compensation coverage, an employee can file a personal injury lawsuit against the employer. Additionally, an employee can file a workers’ compensation claim with New Jersey’s Uninsured Employers Fund, which provides benefits to an injured employee when an employer does not have insurance.

How The Team Law Newark Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Help

Newark Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Workers’ compensation disputes are at the core of the Team Law’s work for worker’s rights. Throughout the process, Team Law’s personal injury attorneys in New Jersey can assist with issues that arise with compensation through New Jersey’s Department of Labor, your employer, and your employer’s insurance carrier. Some of the services we provide include:

If you were involved in an accident while at work, it is important to have all paperwork filed in a timely manner. If at any point you feel your employer or their insurance carrier is failing to provide adequate medical and financial support, it is important to talk with our workers comp attorneys in Newark, NJ sooner, rather than later. Contact us now for a free consultation.

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About Newark, NJ

Newark’s Liberty International Airport. The NJPAC hosts major concerts, dance shows, and other events (NJPAC). The Newark Museum has several American paintings and sculptures. Cherry trees, lakes, and pathways characterize Branch Brook Park.

Newark is an East Coast distribution and transportation hub. Newark International Airport is one of the busiest in the world since Newark and NYC use it. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey leases and manages the Newark Port.

Workers’ Compensation Legal Services in Areas Nearby

Essex County Office Locations

Team Law has office locations available by appointment in Essex County located at:

Contact one of our Essex County offices today for a free consultation.

Workers’ Compensation Court In Newark, NJ

124 Halsey Street, 2nd floor, Newark, NJ 07101-0226
Telephone #:
(973) 648-2663
Fax #:
(973) 648-7780
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Essex County
Regional Supervisor: 
Caroline Mandaglio Head Clerk: Dorinda Pinho
Administrative Supervisory Judge: 
Philip Tornetta
Presiding Judges: 
 Michael Dillon,  Christopher Leitner, Anthony Minniti (Recall), William Oakerson (Recall), Philip Tornetta, Theresa Yang

Directions:  From North & South: Take New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 15E. Bear left after the toll booth for Newark. Follow signs for Raymond Blvd. Continue on Raymond Blvd. for 2 1/2 miles to Broad Street.  Make a right turn at Broad Street. Then take the second left at the light onto West Park Street and go one block. Make another left turn onto Halsey Street.  Parking is available at the pay lot on West Park Street or Halsey Street across from the building.

Frequently Asked Questions About Workers’ Compensation in Newark, NJ

I Got Hurt On The Job. Do I Need A Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

No. Like any court of law, you are permitted to represent yourself. However, Workers’ Compensation laws are very complex and Team Law believes it is advisable for you to hire one of our experienced Newark workers’ comp lawyers to represent you and protect your rights and interests. At Team Law, we have helped thousands of workers in New Jersey claim the benefits they are entitled to receive after being hurt on the job. Contact us today for a consultation.

What Are The Deadlines For Filing For NJ Workers’ Compensation?

You must report a work-related injury to your employer within 90 days of the day the injury occurred, or from the day you knew or should have known that your injury was related to your employment. The sooner you report your injury to your employer, the faster your claim process will begin. Further, there is a two-year statute of limitations to file your Workers’ Compensation claim with the court. When it comes to getting the compensation you deserve, deadlines are important. Talk to our workers comp attorneys in Newark, NJ at Team Law for details.

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