New Jersey Workers Compensation Law

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New Jersey Workers Comp Quick Facts

The following represent the state of the law as of January 1, 2006. Please note that worker's compensation law can be complex and these laws and policies are subject to amendment at any time. If you need help with a worker's compensation issue, please consult a licensed attorney.

Is Worker's Compensation Compulsory? Technically coverage is elective, but practically compulsory.

Are Waivers Permitted? No

Numerical Exceptions: None.

Choice of Physician: Employer selects the physician.

Waiting Period For Comp Benefits After Injury: 7 days. (Compensation of volunteer firemen, county five marshalls, volunteer first aid or rescue squad workers, volunteer drivers of ambulance, forest five wardens or fighters, members of boards of education, and volunteer special reserve or auxiliary policeman are not subject to any waiting period.)

Compensation is retroactive if disability continues for what period of time from the date of injury? 7 days

Attorney Fees Permitted: 20%, statute


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