A New Jersey man was injured on the job, when a pickup truck backed into him as he worked near a work bench. The man was caught between the two immovable objects and was instantly left disabled. The man claims to be in pain all the time and claims that many physicians don’t accept him as a patient.
The New Jersey workers compensation insurance program indicates that he was to have full medical insurance for the remainder of his life. However, the man claims it’s a routine battle with the state to pay for his numerous medications and for his medical needs.
New Jersey Workers Compensation
Workers compensation cases in New Jersey begin when there is an accident while someone is at work or when a worker acquires a medical condition due to working for a company. In order for an incident or a condition to be considered for coverage in the New Jersey workers compensation system, the incident must be determined to have been caused by an event or events that are work related.
Individuals hurt on the job are entitled to receive 70 percent of the worker’s typical wages as temporary disability benefits. If an employer refuses to pay such benefits, a Motion for Temporary Disability may be filed. Those who are denied medical treatment or disability benefits by their employers are typically denied for one of the following reasons:
- No treatment was required for the injury
- The injury was not great enough for the worker to miss any work
- The injury was not related to work
Needing an Attorney
Workers who are injured on the job often determine that they are in need of legal representation by a qualified New Jersey workers compensation attorney, if they:
- Need immediate treatment for a work-related condition
- Are unable to work temporarily or permanently
- Are injured to an extent that causes them to be unable to work in the future
Qualified New Jersey workers compensation attorneys are familiar with the courses of action needed in order to have medical claims paid, medications covered and lost wages recovered. The more serious the injury of an employee, the more likely the injury will cause problems for the worker in the future. There often are unforeseen medical bills for such prolonged injuries.