Work Related Disabilities
Work related disabilities are not compensable under the Temporary Disability Benefits Law. These types of disabilities are covered by the Workers' Compensation Law. If your disability or injury is work related, you should contact your employer and file a workers' compensation claim with their workers' compensation insurance carrier.
However, if you claim the disability is work related but your employer's workers' compensation carrier denies you benefits or if the workers' compensation carrier stops workers' compensation payments, you may file a claim with the Division of Temporary Disability Insurance. In order to be eligible for temporary disability benefits, you must meet all the requirements of the Temporary Disability Benefits Law, file a formal claim petition with the Division of Workers' Compensation and agree to reimburse the Division of Temporary Disability Insurance if you are awarded Workers' Compensation benefits.
Most individuals consult with an attorney when filing a formal claim petition. If you need additional information concerning the filing of a workers' compensation claim petition, you should contact the New Jersey Division of Workers' Compensation.