Category: Tips If You Are Injured


Can you collect worker’s compensation if you don’t have a social security number?

One of our worker’s compensation clients recently asked the following question: I have been working for several years without a Social Security Number. Recently, I was injured while working and my boss told me I can not get Workers’ Compensation as I do not have legal status. Is this true? The answer is a simple,
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 03 Apr  0 Comments
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I was hurt at an office party. Can I collect workers compensation?

Most workers know that if you are injured on the job you can collect workers compensation benefits. However, a lot of folks are unclear about whether or not you can make a claim if you are hurt at work while doing something other than your actual job. A client once asked the following question, which
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 22 Dec  0 Comments
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If I have a workers compensation case, can the doctor bill me for treatment?

If you were injured on the job, your will be treated by a Workers’ Compensation doctor. The insurance company may have paid part of the bill, but now the doctor expects the patient to pay the rest of the bill that the insurance company will not pay. Does the patient have to pay this? No,
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 22 Nov  0 Comments
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Can I pick my own doctor in a worker’s compensation case?

When a worker’s compensation case is opened in New Jersey, the carrier will direct the worker where to go for treatment. But from time to time, the injured worker is unhappy with that doctor and wants to switch to a new doctor of their choosing. Clients ask us if they can pick their own doctor
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 24 Jul  0 Comments
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I work for a temporary employment agency and was hurt at the site where they assigned me – can I bring a worker’s compensation claim?

Clients sometimes ask us, if I work for a temporary employment agency and was assigned out to a factory by the agency. I was injured while working in the factory and need medical treatment. Both the agency and the factory refuse to help me. Can I file for Workers Compensation? Who do I file against?
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 21 Jun  0 Comments
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I was hurt on the job but was working “off the books” can I get Workers’ Compensation?

Unfortunately, there are many people in New Jersey who work “off the books.” And if they get hurt on the job, they may assume that they cannot collect through worker’s compensation coverage. But is that true? Can someone working off the books collect worker’s compensation coverage? Actually, the answer is yes! Working without reporting it
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 19 May  0 Comments
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Can I re-open my worker’s compensation case?

On many occassions, a Worker’s Compensation case settles, but some time later the pain returns. In such a case, clients may ask if they can re-open their Worker’s Compensation case. The short answer is yes, in most cases, but not all. If your Compensation case resolved with a successful trial or on an Order Approving
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 19 Apr  0 Comments
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I was hurt on the job about one (1) year ago and the company is now out of business can I still make a Workers’ Compensation claim?

Yes, the fact that the company is out of business is not important as you are covered for your work injuries by the Workers’ Compensation insurance policy in place at the time of your injury, so as long as your former employer had insurance, you are covered. Secondly, you have two (2) years from the
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 21 Mar  0 Comments
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Does Workers’ Compensation pay me if I get hurt on the job and miss work?

If you are on the job, Workers’ Compensation will pay you 70% of your average weekly gross, but only if a doctor selected i.e. authorized by your employer determines that you can not work for more than seven (7) days because of an injury suffered while working. As such, it is very important that you
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 10 Feb  0 Comments
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If I am in a car accident while working, who pays for my bills and injuries?

Article by Daniel A. Levy, Esq. We do a lot of car accident cases, but when someone is injured while on the job, it adds an additional layer of complexity. In fact, we were recently in front of the Appellate Division on this exact issue. And it is no wonder that many clients are confused
  • Posted by Daniel Levy  Posted on 19 Sep  0 Comments
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