WHAT IS WORKMANS COMP NJ
Workmans Comp NJ is a system of trade-offs for both the injured employee and the employer. The employer will pay benefits regardless of fault for the workplace accident. The employee has no other remedy against the employer beyond the benefits offered in workers compensation court system.
On November 9, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Employer Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses in New Jersey for the year 2021. According to the release, private industry employers reported 75,800 non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2020. This results in an incident rate of 2.9 cases per 100 full-time workers. New Jersey is higher than the national rate of 2.7 cases per 100 full-time workers. Also of interest is the 2020 incident rate is higher than the 2019 incident rate. In 2019, the incident rate was 2.5 cases per 100 full-time workers.