In case you have heard the news, we now have an office in Woodstown, New Jersey for the convenience of our clients in the southernmost part of the State of New Jersey. We have several offices throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and are ready to help you no matter where you reside.
If you get injured at work, and file a New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Claim, your case will be assigned to a Judge and to a court based on where you reside. In the southern part of New Jersey, all injured workers living in Salem and Cumberland counties have their cases assigned to the Workers’ Compensation Court in Bridgeton.
At the shore, if you live in Atlantic or Cape May counties, you case is assigned to the Workers’ Compensation court in Atlantic City. If you live in Ocean County, your case is assigned to the court in Tom’s River.
Injured workers residing in Gloucester county and Camden County, are assigned to the Workers’ Compensation court in Camden. If you reside in Burlington County, your case is assigned to the Workers’ Compensation court in Mt. Holly.
You may not know that all workers’ compensation cases are assigned to Judges in the above- mentioned counties so that the Judge can approve any settlement that is made. You cannot settle a workers’ compensation case “out of court.” Unlike a motor vehicle accident case, or any other type of negligence case — where you simply sign a release at your attorney’s office to settle your case — workers’ compensation settlements must be approved by a Workers’ Compensation Judge. This is so that the Judge can decide if the settlement is fair, reasonable and just under the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Statute.
This is the case whether your case settles for a lump sum settlement, or for a percentage of permanent disability under the schedule of disabilities. If you have any questions regarding your rights under the workers’ compensation law please contact me to discuss your case in more detail.