Injured Workers Bill of Rights


If you are injured on the job or suffer a disease caused by or aggravated by your job, you may have a right to:

  1. Tax free temporary Workers’ Compensation benefits of 70% of total wages up to $903.00 per week in 2018;
  2. State temporary disability benefits, if you are denied Workers’ Compensation and, possibly, long-term disability benefits;
  3. Free medical care for your work related injury or disease from a doctor chosen by your employer; and if treatment is not provided, your attorney my file a motion for treatment and you will not be charged in advance for these legal services;
  4. Partial or total disability benefits if your work related injury or disease is permanent;
  5. Continuous or intermittent leave under the Family Medical Leave Act of up to 3 months  if you worked in a company with more than 50 workers for more than 12 months;
  6. Reasonable accommodation by your employer for your disability, as long as you can perform the essential functions of your job;
  7. Compensation from a third party, not your employer or fellow employee, if your accident or illness was caused by a third party;
  8. Compensation for exposure to dangerous chemicals or asbestos from the companies where you were exposed and also from the companies that manufactured, utilized or distributed products;
  9. Protection under your union contract if you are in a union and, if there is no union, you have a right to join a union without being discriminated against;
  10. All of the above rights, free from retaliation or discrimination because you seek any of these rights. is the website for the workers compensation attorneys firm of Livingston, DiMarzio LLP Our team of attorneys is made up of New Jersey Mesothelioma Lawyers, NJ Workers Comp Lawyers, Employment Lawyers and Certified New Jersey Worker’s Compensation Attorneys.