In New Jersey, if you are injured in the workplace or during the course of your employment, you are not entitled to sue your employer for personal injuries. However, you are entitled to Worker’s Compensation benefits.
The Worker’s Compensation insurance carrier must provide and/or pay for the reasonable and necessary medical treatment required to treat your injuries. In the event you are temporarily disabled and unable to work as a result of the injuries, you are also entitled to receive a weekly monetary sum to supplement your income while out of work. Additionally, if after completing all treatment you are left with a permanent injury, you are entitled to receive a permanency award in the form of a monetary sum.
If your injury occurs in the workplace and/or during the course of your employment, you are entitled to the benefits set forth above regardless of who is responsible for the accident or injury, even if the accident was a result of your own negligence. Furthermore, if the accident was caused by the negligence of a third party (i.e., not your employer or its agent, servant or representative) then you may have the right to bring an independent lawsuit for personal injuries against that individual as well.
DeNoia & Tambasco will aggressively pursue your rights in order to insure that you receive the maximum benefits and award to which you are entitled in accordance with the Worker’s Compensation laws.