What to do if you are injured while working remotely in New Jersey?

  • February 01, 2024

New Jersey Workers' Compensation
What to do if you are injured while working remotely in New Jersey?

  1. Seek Medical Attention: If you're injured, the first and most important step is to seek immediate medical attention. Make sure to get the necessary medical treatment and document your injuries.
  2. Notify Your Employer: You should inform your employer about the injury as soon as possible. Notify your supervisor, manager, or HR department, and do so in writing if possible. Be sure to provide details about when, where, and how the injury occurred.
  3. Obtain an Incident Report: Your employer should provide you with an incident report or accident report form. Fill it out with as much detail as possible and keep a copy for your records.
  4. File a Workers' Compensation Claim: In New Jersey, your employer is required to provide you with a workers' compensation claim form (Form WC-14). If they don't provide it, you can download it from the New Jersey Division of Workers' Compensation website. Complete the form and submit it to your employer.
  5. Keep Copies of All Documents: Make copies of all documents related to your injury, including medical records, incident reports, and the workers' compensation claim form.
  6. Consult an Attorney: Consult an attorney who specializes in workers' compensation to help you navigate the process and ensure you receive all of the benefits to which you are entitled through workers' compensation. Very often the workers’ compensation insurance company will deny or delay your treatment or claim entirely.  
  7. Follow-up: Stay in contact with your employer and the insurance company to ensure that your claim is being processed. You may need to provide additional information or attend medical examinations as required.
  8. Attend All Medical Appointments: It's essential to attend all medical appointments related to your injury and follow the prescribed treatment plan. Failure to do so may affect your eligibility for benefits.
  9. Understand Your Rights: Familiarize yourself with your rights under New Jersey's workers' compensation laws. You have the right to medical treatment, temporary disability benefits, and an award of money for your permanent disability depending on the nature and severity of your injury.  Many people mistakenly believe that they are only entitled to medical treatment and temporary disability, but there is a 3rd benefit, and that is an award for permanent disability.

The attorneys at ANTONUCCI LAW can help guide you through the process and ensure that all of the necessary steps to make a workers' compensation claim are followed and that you receive all the benefits afforded through New Jersey workers’ compensation.  

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