The Workers’ Compensation system of New Jersey is designed to offer you a remedy to an injury or accident at work. Every employer in the state must carry workers’ comp insurance to cover work-related injuries and accidents.
This no-fault insurance plan covers related medical bills, loss of wages, and offers temporary (and sometimes permanent) benefits. It ensures that you receive benefits no matter who was at fault when you were injured on the job. Because you are legally entitled to get coverage for your injuries and loss of income, you cannot file a lawsuit against your employer.
When you file a claim for workers’ compensation, you cannot legally sue your employer for wages lost, physical and emotional damage, and other factors. There are, however, some exceptions:
When you suffer a work-related injury and someone other than your employer is responsible, you might be able to file a lawsuit against the other party. For instance, if a defective trash compactor injures you, you could be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer.
When you suffer an injury on the job, you should notify your employer as soon as possible. The following steps are essential:
Now that you know why you can’t sue your employer, you can pursue getting the help you need through other channels. However, if you have followed all the correct steps and still experience difficulty getting your needs met under the law, you’ll want legal expertise that fights for your rights.
At Simon, Sarver, Swetz & Jachts, we know that you want the most reliable legal representation available in this challenging and unexpected time of your life. That is Simon, Sarver, Swetz & Jachts. With decades of experience fighting for the rights of employees who sustained an injury at work, we can assist you through this challenging time.
Contact us at (973) 834-7252 today to get a free consultation.
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