What is Workers Comp?

Workers comp – also known as workers compensation – is payment for work-related injuries or illnesses. Workers comp provides the needed compensation, i.e. money, for medical care for workers who are hurt or get sick in the course of their employment. Most states’ legislation requires an employer to provide his or her workers with a safe place to work, and if an employee is injured or becomes ill as a result of their employment, he or she has the right to file a claim and receive the compensation he or she deserves.

New Jersey Workers Comp

In Newark and throughout New Jersey, workers' comp is considered a “no fault” compensation program that provides a number of benefits to employees should they sustain work-related illnesses or injuries, regardless of fault.

New Jersey workers comp also provides death benefits to the families of employees who have died as a result of their work.

In the US, each state has its own individual workers comp laws to handle these claims from injured employees. It is required by the each state that every employee be covered under workers comp laws. This ensures the universal rights that all workers have should they become ill, receive injury or die as a result of their employment. In most states, an illness or injury has to occur within the course of employment in order for the workers comp legal system to provide benefits to the hurt employee.

If you need more clarification about workers comp laws in New Jersey, contact our Newark-based workers' comp law firm. Call Kirsch, Gelband & Stone at (973) 623-0100 or use our email contact form today.







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