In New Jersey, injured workers may be entitled to several benefits regardless of fault.
These benefits may include Medical Benefits, Lost Wages, Permanency Awards, or Death Benefits.
Employers must provide immediate, necessary, and curative medical treatment until maximum medical improvement is reached. Maximum medical improvement is reached when additional medical treatment will no longer cure and relieve the effects of your injury. On the other hand, Medical treatment that merely alleviates pain is not required to be provided by employers. Employers also have an absolute right to choose your treating physician and are only required to pay for treatment which is deemed reasonable and necessary.
In the event that a workers’ compensation doctor finds you unable to work, employers are required to provide wage continuation benefits until a doctor determines that maximum medical improvement is reached.
Employers must provide monetary compensation for any permanent injuries sustained as the result of a workplace accident.
Employers must pay benefits to the dependents of a deceased employee.