A work injury can occur in a variety of ways. Perhaps you didn't even realize you had hurt yourself until you woke up the next day -- or weeks later -- in pain. On the other hand, maybe you drove straight from work to an urgent care facility for stitches. In a worse scenario, emergency responders carried you from the workplace in an ambulance, or even a helicopter.
In the midst of your recovery, there is the process for claiming workers' compensation insurance. This benefit pays for your medical expenses and lost wages in exchange for your right to file a lawsuit against your New Jersey employer to recoup those losses. However, it is not always easy to get the benefits you need, and a denial of your claim could result in serious hardships for your family.